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We are conveniently located in the Northwoods Center shopping plaza next to Target.
We help patients stay comfortable while they wait to be seen by their dentist. Often, we will recommend over-the-counter pain relievers to help with the pain. You may also want to apply a cold compress or ice pack to the area in order to reduce or prevent swelling.
Call our office immediately. Over-the-counter children’s pain medication, dosed according to your child’s weight and age, might ease the symptoms. You may apply a cold compress or ice wrapped in a cloth to the face in the area of the pain, but do not put heat or aspirin on the sore area.
You need immediate medical attention. Keep in mind that an emergency medical team might be able to reach you faster than you can get to the hospital. A severe head injury can be life-threatening.
Contact your dentist immediately. Quick action can save the tooth, prevent infection and reduce the need for extensive dental treatment. Rinse the mouth with water and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling if the lip also was injured. If you can find the broken tooth fragment, place it in cold milk or water and bring it with you to the dental office.
Contact your emergency dental office as soon as possible. The baby tooth should not be replanted because of the potential for subsequent damage to the developing permanent tooth.
Find the tooth and rinse it gently in cool water. (Do not scrub or clean it with soap — use only water!) If possible, replace the tooth in the socket immediately and hold it there with clean gauze or a washcloth. If you can’t put the tooth back in the socket, place the tooth in a clean container with cold milk, saliva or water. Get to the Emergency Dentist immediately. (Call the emergency number if it’s after hours.) The faster you act, the better your chances of saving the tooth.
Typically you can expect whitening to last from six months to two years, although some studies report results lasting up to 10 years. Avoiding red wine, coffee, and smoking—all of which can cause staining—helps preserve the results.
Prices vary widely for tooth whitening. Over-the-counter kits can cost as little as $20, with extensive in-office procedures approaching up to $1,000. If you want professional whitening, you can expect the price to be around $300 to $800 depending on your unique needs. If you want an at-home bleaching kit from your dentist, expect to pay between $300 and $600.
Yes, many studies have proven that tooth whitening is safe. You can protect your tooth enamel by using calcium sulfate and fluoride.
Generally, no. Sensitivity from tooth whitening is always temporary. That means if there is any sensitivity caused by the whitening, it goes away within one to two days after the treatment, and the patient returns to the state of sensitivity he or she had prior to starting the whitening process.
Many people try over the counter solutions like whitening toothpastes, trays, or strips. These treatments work but not as well as professional solutions. As with most things, what you buy in the store is simply not as strong as what you can get from a medical professional. Additionally, store-bought whitening trays are designed to fit everyone’s teeth, not your teeth specifically. This means that they can become loose, and the solution can leak, leading to gum irritation.
As people age, it is common for teeth to become dull and yellow. This is in part due to age itself and also due to what a person eats and drinks. Drinking coffee, tea and wine, for example, can stain your teeth. Smoking and eating foods that contain food coloring can also stain your teeth. Brushing immediately after eating and drinking can help to prevent stains but is typically not enough to remove the risk entirely. Fortunately, stained and yellow teeth don’t have to stay that way.
This procedure is an excellent solution because veneers can be used to transform your smile into one that looks perfect and beautiful. It does so, while still using your natural teeth, so there is no need for surgery, and the recovery time is reduced. Since the veneers are made to match your other teeth, they will look natural, and no one will be able to tell that you had any cosmetic dentistry work completed. Another benefit is that they are made out of a stain-resistant material. This means that your teeth will stay whiter and brighter, even if your favorite beverage is a hot cup of coffee.
Veneers are a permanent cosmetic procedure. They need a thin layer of enamel to be removed from your teeth prior to placement and are bonded to the remaining tooth structure. For this reason, only a trained dental professional can make repairs or adjustments to your veneers.
The lifespan of your veneer depends on the type you choose, and your veneers will eventually need to be repaired or replaced just like any other dental work. Composite resin veneers typically last 5-7 years while porcelain veneers will last 10-15 years. A set of ceramic veneers to last 20 years or more, which is why we recommend it to our patients.
Generally, no. Patients who receive 2-4 veneers typically experience no discomfort. However, patients who receive eight or more veneers may experience some sensitivity or tenderness in the gums. Your dentist will take every precaution during your veneer preparation and administer local anesthetic or sedation as needed to ensure your comfort.
On average, you can expect the process of getting your veneers to take 3-4 weeks. You’ll visit our office 2-3 times during this time, from your initial consultation to the final fitting and application.
We offer high-quality veneers made from ceramic, porcelain, or composite resin. Each material is chosen for its strength, durability, and lifelike appearance.
Dr. Hassan and the staff at Apex Dental are friendly, welcoming, and will take the time to educate and inform you of all of your options. Patients trust Dr. Hassan to replace their teeth in the way that helps them to accomplish their lifestyle goals. That means that Dr. Hassan will make a detailed recommendation about which direction you should go for replacing your missing teeth. Just remember that you can have a beautiful and natural-looking smile by working with a professional implant dentist, and if you are suffering from missing teeth, we can help you by transforming your smile.
Missing teeth make it difficult to properly eat your food, leading to digestive problems and nutritional deficiencies. After you lose a tooth, your jaw will also begin to shrink, which will cause your facial muscles to sag.
Yes, we offer oral sedation to patients undergoing implant surgery to ensure a painless and relaxing experience.
Generally, no, dental cleanings are painless procedures. At Apex Dental, Dr. Hassan and his team practice gentle dentistry. Our hygiene teams provide teeth cleanings for patients with sensitive teeth. Many adults avoid visiting the dentist because they are concerned that their teeth will hurt or feel worse during the exam or subsequent cleaning, and we understand that. When working with the right dentist, you can feel comfortable regardless of how sensitive your teeth are.
Routine preventive care is the foundation of good dental health and wellness. You can expect to see the dentist every six months. This allows Dr. Hassan and his team to monitor changes in your oral health over time and provide timely treatment recommendations to keep your teeth healthy.
Yes, most major dental insurance plans cover 100% of preventive care services. Preventive care includes your bi-annual (twice yearly) checkups and cleanings. More involved procedures, such as “deep cleanings” are typically covered anywhere from 60-80% by your dental plan. We will confirm your benefits during your visits and help you maximize the coverage you are owed.
We recommend that you use a soft toothbrush to brush your teeth twice a day and use fluoride toothpaste. This will keep harmful sugar and bacteria off of your teeth and the fluoride will help to strengthen them. You should also floss daily to get food particles and bacteria out of hard-to-reach places. Following up with an antibacterial mouthwash will help to kill any remaining germs.
Your diet is also important to good oral health. Make sure to drink plenty of water and eat a diet that contains dairy products, lean protein, green vegetables and complex carbs so that your body gets the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. We can provide additional tips and information during your dental cleaning and examinations.
Dr. Hassan works with patients of all ages and knows how to help children to feel comfortable while visiting the dentist. While cleaning children’s teeth, our staff has been trained to take it slowly and practice gentle dentistry. By building a rapport with our young patients, they will feel more relaxed during their dental appointments and visiting the dentist becomes fun instead of intimidating.
We recommend that parents take the time to read stories about going to the dentist and play games by teaching children how to examine their toy’s teeth. These little steps can help children to feel comfortable when getting their own teeth cleaned. By doing so twice a year, their baby teeth are more likely to stay in until they are supposed to fall out, and their adult teeth will also stay healthier.
Invisalign is a flexible treatment that can be tailored to your needs. We’ll have to perform a full assessment of your teeth during your consultation so we can provide you with a breakdown of all treatment costs. That said, Invisalign is comparable to the cost of braces, making it affordable for most patients.
The cost of Invisalign treatment is typically covered in part by most dental insurance plans. Your out-of-pocket expenses will depend on your plan and stated benefits. We’ll be sure to confirm your benefits to help you make the most of your coverage.
Yes, teens living a variety of orthodontic concerns can benefit from Invisalign treatment. We treat teens and adults using Invisalign to transform smiles, straighten teeth, correct jaw issues, and much more. Many young patients may be candidates for clear aligners, so be sure to talk to our team about an Invisalign consultation for your teen or tween.
They are only worn for 22 hours a day for two weeks at a time. Because you can take them out for a few hours a day, you can remove them to eat dinner, go on a date, or make an important presentation at work.
Unlike wearing traditional braces, Invisalign won’t make a major impact on your quality of life. Since the aligners are clear, they won’t impact your appearance. Additionally, since they can be removed during meals, they will not interfere with eating. This is a huge advantage because you can enjoy your favorite foods without worrying about something becoming stuck in your teeth or a wire being pulled out of place. Overall, this is a convenient way to straighten your teeth and provides the maximum level of flexibility.
Getting an implant involves a minor surgical procedure, during which your dentist will insert the implants into your jawbone. Be sure to follow the post-operative care instructions we provide you with to ensure a comfortable recovery.
You will visit our office 3-4 times during your dental implant treatment experience. The full process includes your initial consultation, treatment planning, surgery, and follow-ups to check on your progress.