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FAQs

If you have a question that hasn’t been answered on our site, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Why are my teeth sensitive?

There is no one reason your teeth may be prone to sensitivity. Damaged gums, deep decay, exposed dentin and thin enamel can all result in sensitivity when consuming hot or cold food or drinks.
If you use a hard tooth brush and brush too hard, you may be exposing the dentin of the tooth. If you are experiencing sensitivity you should contact your dentist ASAP to discover the cause.

How can I tell if I have tooth decay?

Unless the cavity is obviously discolored, sometimes it can be a challenge to detect if your tooth is suffering from decay.

Sensitivity and pain are the most tell-tale signs that your tooth is suffering decay. Sometimes cavities aren’t noticed until they have become quite advanced. For this reason, if you are experiencing any discomfort it is best you contact your dentist ASAP to arrange a check-up.

My tooth accidentally got knocked out, what should I do?

If your tooth has been knocked out, do not despair. By following these simple steps in a timely manner, you may be able to restore your tooth.

  • Carefully pick the tooth up by the crown (avoid the root of the tooth), rinse it off if required, and try put the tooth back in place in the socket it came out of. Hold the tooth in place is need be.
    DON’T rinse the tooth in tap water. Rinse the tooth using either milk or your spit.
  • Call The Studio for Exceptional Dentistry on 719.481.8250 to arrange an emergency appointment
  • If you are unable to fit the tooth back into place, hold the tooth in your mouth or transport it in a small container holding a small amount of milk or saliva so it will arrive at the clinic safely.

If your child has suffered the loss of a baby tooth, the tooth may not necessarily be required to be replanted. You may however be requested to attend a check-up to ensure there hasn’t been any damage by suffering the early loss of a tooth.

How often should I visit the dentist?

Dr. Hall suggests having a regular check-up every 6 months. This will be combined with a thorough clean, and assess the need for preventive measures.
Obviously you are not limited to 6 month check-ups, if you are experiencing discomfort or suspect a problem we encourage our patients to call us on 719.481.8250 to arrange an appointment.

When should my child have their first dental appointment?

Ideally your child should have their first dental visit either by the time they are 12 months old, or when their first tooth starts to break through.
This appointment will help your child get used to a dental clinic, and we will be able to provide you with valuable information regarding how to maintain your child’s oral health. Their oral health now will affect their oral health, and tooth alignment when they start to gain their adult teeth, so it is extremely important we help them in their earlier years.