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Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I visit the dentist?

Patients of all ages should come into DD Family Dentistry for a checkup and cleaning every six months. Whether you think you need to go to the dentist or not, these regular appointments are important for helping us to keep your teeth and gums clear of the things that cause cavities and infection.

What if I haven’t been to the dentist in a long time?

Our Carrollton dental team will never judge you for slipping up on your dental care — we know it happens to the best of us. The important thing is that you don’t delay your appointment because you are embarrassed of a little plaque buildup! Schedule an appointment today.

Do I have gum disease?

A: If you have bleeding, tender, swollen gums and persistent bad breath, the answer may be yes. Schedule an appointment right away.

What are my options in tooth replacement?

Dr. Durga offers the traditional crown and bridge, full and partial dentures, as well as dental implants, the premiere option in tooth replacement.

Can you improve my smile’s appearance?

We are pleased to offer a range of options in cosmetic dentistry. Learn more about porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding, Invisalign, and our other services.

How long do dental implants take?

The entire process for dental implants may take 4 to 6 months — but it’s well worth the investment in time for a comprehensive, sturdy replacement.

I’m nervous visiting the dentist — can you help?

Yes we can! DD Family Dentistry is pleased to offer sedation dentistry to patients who are nervous visiting the dentist. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral conscious sedation can help you relax through your upcoming appointment.

At what age should a child start visiting the dentist?

At DD Family Dentistry, we believe that a child should start visiting the dentist as soon as they start getting their first teeth. We love seeing patients as young as one!

Can you recommend some good resources where I can learn more about dental hygiene?

Taking care of your mouth on a daily basis is not only important to your oral health, but also to the health of your entire body. We practice preventive dentistry to make sure that we are able to diagnose any problems as soon as they happen. Please schedule a regular checkup every six months and feel free to ask any questions!