Frequently Asked Questions
Dentistry is a big and intimidating subject, and many of our patients come to Coombs & Ross Family Dentistry with lots of concerns about their personal dental needs. Our team is always happy to help put your mind at rest! Below, you’ll find some of the questions we hear most frequently and their respective answers. If the information you’re looking for isn’t below, please don’t hesitate to contact our Rock Hill office directly.
Do you see dental emergencies?
Yes! We will make every effort to treat urgent dental injuries and/or pain on the same day you contact us, and a doctor is always on-call as well for after-hours situations. We will never make you wait days or weeks for much-needed emergency care.
What’s the best way to replace missing teeth?
Although there is no one option that can be a perfect fit for every single patient, Dr. Coombs and Dr. Ross are most likely to recommend dental implants. Implants stand above the crowd because of their comprehensive and seamless structure. They replicate every part of the natural tooth, which helps patients maintain their oral health while also giving them the aesthetic quality and durability they need in the long term.
Alternatively, some patients may be better-suited to options like traditional bridges or dentures. We can review each choice with you in greater detail during a consultation so that we can confidently determine which one best fits your personal needs and preferences.
How long will it take to get a new dental crown?
Traditionally, dental crowns will require two appointments to fully create – one for the impressions and the placement of a temporary restoration, and another one once the permanent crown has been completed. However, our team now offers CEREC technology for faster results! This advanced tool gives us the ability to design, create, and place a brand-new, finished dental crown in just one appointment for patients in need.
Can you help me improve the way my smile looks?
Of course. Our practice offers several cosmetic dentistry services that can give your teeth a beautiful and lasting makeover, erasing common dental flaws in the process. These include teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, ClearCorrect, and more.
I’m experiencing a lot of jaw pain. What could be causing it?
Bruxism (habitual teeth grinding) is a common source of jaw discomfort, as well as the more serious TMJ disorder. Both of these conditions can be alleviated with focused therapy, so don’t hesitate to contact our practice if this pain has become a constant and frustrating part of your daily routine.
Going to the dentist makes me nervous. Can you help me relax?
Yes. Our practice offers several calming sedation techniques that can help take the edge off dental-related anxiety or fear, and we’ll be happy to help you determine the one that best fits your situation. Creating a safe and relaxed environment for every patient we see is very important to our staff.
Is dental care too expensive without insurance?
It doesn’t have to be with the help of our VIP Smiles Club! For a low monthly fee, patients will receive free dental cleanings, exams, X-rays, and other essential preventive services on a recommended basis. They will also have access to discounts on a wide variety of other important treatment options. In addition to our typical adult membership, there are plans specifically meant for children and for patients who need active periodontal maintenance. Visit our VIP page to learn more.