Family Dentistry

Misconceptions About Dentists and the Dental Office

September 27, 2016
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Posted By: Dr. Chalasani
Woman at Dentist | Family Dentisty or Royal Oak

Unfortunately, misconceptions and myths about the dental industry are still around today, and sadly these ideas keep many patients from getting the dental care they need. Well, your Royal Oak dentist is here today to set the record straight and dispel some of the common myths we hear most often.

My Dentist Will Judge Me

If it's been a while since your last visit to the dentist, you may feel embarrassed about your teeth or about how long it's been. At Family Dentistry of Royal Oak, we want to let you know that we understand, and we never judge. We're happy to guide you through any dental situation you may be dealing with, and we'll always support your choices.

Dentistry is Painful - Especially Root Canals

With all of the advances in modern dentistry, this myth truly is outdated. Our techniques and technology are always evolving and are designed with patient comfort in mind. Dental anesthetics will ensure that you're comfortable during treatment procedures, while Dr. Chalasani's kind and gentle touch makes procedures efficient and pleasant.

Did you know that it's the infection in your tooth that causes your pain, not the root canal? This treatment is actually removing the infection from your tooth, preserving it, and saving you from having an extraction. Most patients are pleasantly surprised at how smoothly a root canal procedure can be completed.

Dentistry is Expensive

Taking care of your health can be costly, however, when you're proactive about your oral health by coming to your regular cleaning and checkup appointments every six months, we can help you prevent a lot of oral conditions such as periodontal disease and tooth decay.

For patients who may need additional treatment, our friendly staff is here to help you fit that care into your budget. If you have dental benefits, we can help you maximize and get the most out of those. There are also many companies that can help to finance patients who would prefer to pay for their treatment with affordable monthly payments.

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We hope we've helped to dispel a few of your dental worries. Contact our office today to schedule your next appointment and learn more about your oral health.

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COVID-19 ALERT:
Dear patients,

We are happy to announce our office will be reopening on May 29th, 2020! Until then, our office will be open for emergencies only. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please don't hesitate to call us at (248) 399-8100.

We encourage you to review the details of our multifaceted COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Stay safe!

Sincerely,
Dr. Chalasani