Frequently Asked Questions
At Rowlett Dental Associates, we value education and always want patients to feel well-informed and confident about any proposed treatment. We’ve compiled some of the most popular questions we receive and their answers below so that this information is more readily accessible. If you don’t see your particular question on the list below, please contact our team in Rowlett, TX so that we can discuss it with you.
Do you see children?
Absolutely! Dr. Tera Pollock is our in-house pediatric dentist, and her gentle, warm demeanor is a perfect fit for babies, school-aged children, and teenagers alike. She even has her own site at Rowlett Dental Kids, where parents can learn more about the wide variety of services we offer to help growing smiles shine.
How often should I schedule a dental checkup & cleaning?
In most cases, we recommend that patients of all ages plan to attend at least two preventive appointments every year, or one per six months on average. This frequency allows our dentists to discover any concerning symptoms or signs of damage early on in their development, which makes the necessary care more conservative in turn – that’s good news for your smile! If there are unique circumstances that need closer attention, such as gum disease, scheduling appointments every three to four months instead may be recommended.
What is the best way to replace missing teeth?
We strongly recommend dental implants because they’re designed to replace the entire natural tooth. This comprehensive structure replenishes oral health while also providing a replacement that looks and feels virtually identical to what has been lost. Better yet, we have the advanced training needed to provide every stage of this treatment (including surgery) right here in our Rowlett, TX practice.
Of course, no service can be the perfect fit for every patient. More traditional tooth replacement options are also available upon request. We advise interested patients to schedule a one-on-one consultation with our dentists first so that we can explore these transformative treatments in greater detail before a decision is made.
Do wisdom teeth really HAVE to be removed?
Not always. If wisdom teeth (or third molars) have plenty of room to erupt safely and are not impacted (trapped) in any way, they may be able to stay a healthy, functional part of a grown-up smile. However, this is rarely the case. Far too often, our dentists discover worrisome developmental signs in X-rays that point towards a high risk of overcrowding and/or impaction that may threaten the patient’s wellbeing. Rest assured that we provide complete transparency regarding these situations and will work with patients (or parents!) to safely and comfortably remove these problematic teeth when necessary.
Going to the dentist’s office makes me nervous. Can you help?
Yes. Patient comfort is an important part of our team’s care approach, which is why we offer several types of sedation dentistry here in-office. These safe and effective techniques are designed to take the edge off negative emotions, helping you or your child feel genuinely calm throughout procedures.
Is it true that a dentist may be able to treat my sleep apnea?
It’s definitely true! If a patient has been diagnosed with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and is not responding well to traditional CPAP treatment, a custom-made oral appliance could be the perfect alternative. Dr. Fedosky has undergone extensive training in this specialty and can help you finally achieve long-term relief from daytime exhaustion.
Do you offer Saturday appointments?
Yes! We strongly believe that flexibility is an important part of being a trusted oral healthcare provider, especially since the patients and families we treat have busy schedules. In order to avoid missing work and school, you can contact us and schedule a Saturday visit between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm.