Taking the Time to Get to Know You & Your Smile
How often should I visit the dentist?
What should I do if I have a dental emergency?
Why should I choose professional teeth whitening rather than over-the-counter options?
How do you treat snoring disorders?
What insurance plans do you accept?
How does Dr. Fiscus stay up-to-date on the latest in the dental industry?
What is “occlusion” and why is it important?
What are the symptoms of TMJ/TMD?
- Tenderness or pain in the face
- Jaw Pain
- Ear pain
- Neck pain
- Stiff Jaw
- Chewing discomfort
- Difficulty chewing
- Difficulty opening and closing the mouth
- Jaw Locking
- Painful clicking of the jaw
- Improper bite when eating and chewing
However, it is important to remember that some jaw clicking is normal, and there can be other causes for facial pain, sinus pain, earaches and headaches.
My last dentist told me that I needed my teeth cleaned every three or four months. My insurance will only pay for two cleanings per year. If I come to your office will you agree to just let me get what insurance covers?
If your dentist suggested teeth cleanings every three or four months, you most likely have or had adult periodontitis, as this is the treatment recommended by the American Academy of Periodontology. If this is the case, more frequent cleanings are essential to ensuring the condition is properly treated, as periodontitis can potentially lead to many problems with your teeth. We do not believe your insurance company should dictate your health care. Dentists are the only professionals able to legally diagnose and recommend dental treatment, based on your unique needs, no matter your insurance benefits. The treatment a dentist recommends for you is the treatment needed to keep your teeth as healthy as possible, regardless of insurance benefits and costs. If you choose not to move forward with our recommended treatment, we cannot be held responsible for the results.