Frequently Asked Questions
Is it important to visit the dentist even if my teeth look fine?
Yes! There are often dental problems that only a professional can take note of. Coming to Midwest Dental Center allows our staff to examine the health of your teeth and gums and take action when necessary. It also gives you the chance to ask whatever dental questions you’d like to have answered. Dr. Kendrick wants to help you improve and retain your oral health — please contact our office today to schedule your general dentistry appointment.
I just broke a tooth! Can you help?
Yes, Midwest Dental Center is prepared and practiced with repairing broken teeth. If it’s possible, we’ll fix your tooth with a CEREC one-visit crown. This technology allows us to measure, create, and place a permanent crown during a single appointment. It will also help prevent bacteria from entering the tooth root, which means that you can avoid extraction. It’s important that you schedule your restorative care immediately after experiencing a dental injury, so please do not hesitate to call us.
I’m afraid of going to the dentist and I try to skip my appointments often. Is there a way that you can help?
Yes! Midwest Dental Center offers sedation dentistry to those who need it. Sedation dentistry is growing in popularity because more and more dental professionals are noticing that many patients often skip or cancel their appointments because of anxiety. It’s a common fear among adults, so don’t feel alone. Just ask our staff about receiving sedation dentistry to relax you when you call to schedule your appointment.
Is there any way I can replace a missing tooth?
If you’ve lost a tooth or multiple teeth, Dr. Kendrick can restore your bite with dental implants. This process involves placing a tiny, titanium screw into your jaw bone. This implant will serve as an artificial tooth root. After your gums have healed, we can restore the implant with a natural-looking dental crown. A successful dental implant can replenish the form and function of your bite. Please ask the Midwest Dental Center staff about dental implants if you need quality tooth replacement.
I have a toothache that won’t go away. Is something wrong?
We can’t diagnose your problem unless you visit our office, but it sounds like you may have a tooth infection. If you’re experiencing a persistent toothache and it’s been going on for more than a day, it’s most likely negatively affected in some way. Contact our office immediately for the best results.
When destructive bacteria infiltrate your tooth and reach the nerve, it will start hurting, signaling you that something is wrong. Unfortunately, it’s impossible for your body to naturally fight off bacteria once this has happened because germ-fighting antibodies can’t reach a tooth like they can when facing other problems in your body. You may need a root canal. During root canal treatment, Dr. Kendrick will go into the tooth and cleanse bacteria from the area. He may even apply an antibiotic solution to eliminate other germs. Then, he’ll cap off the tooth with a crown so that it will be further protected from any contaminants that could reenter the tooth. Please contact Midwest Dental Center immediately if you’ve been experiencing a toothache.
How can I close a space between my teeth?