Choosing a dentist is an important decision. You are not only picking a doctor, but you are also looking for a nice office and a warm and welcoming staff. We've put together a few helpful tips along with the questions that we are asked most often when patients call the office.
What can I expect on my first visit?
You will be welcomed by an entire team that is looking forward to meeting you and being your partner in your oral health. We take great pride in an office that is welcoming and a relaxing place for you to receive top-notch dental care. To save time, many of our patients opt to fill out paper work prior to arriving at the office. Expect to arrive about thirty minutes prior to your first visit.
Once you arrive at our office and you are greeted by our friendly staff, you will be taken for imaging and your comprehensive dental exam. Dr. Foncea will review your x-rays and medical history and then, if necessary, will recommend treatment based on your individual needs.
Is it actually necessary to visit the dentist every six months?
Visiting with the dentist twice yearly is extremely important to your oral health. At your exam, we are able to thoroughly inspect your mouth and identify and potential problems early, when they are most easily treated. In addition, you will receive a thorough professional cleaning that can rid your mouth of plaque and bacteria that brushing alone may not remove.
What should I do in the case of a dental emergency?
Dental emergencies happen, and you should never suffer in pain. If your emergency arises during business hours, we will do our best to see you immediately. If you should have an after-hours emergency, our on call staff is available for consultation.
Are professional teeth whitening services really better than over-the-counter methods?
Yes. The bleaching agent in professional teeth whitening solutions is much stronger than what you can find at your local drug store. Teeth whitening under the guidance of a dentist ensures that your gums are safe and that your results are even and dazzling. Professional teeth whitening is one of the easiest and quickest ways to change your smile dramatically.
If you have any other questions, feel free to call our Knoxville office at
865 973-9899 .