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Tyler Emergency Dentist Accepting New Patients All Ages Welcome

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I visit the dentist?

Patients of all ages need to come in for a routine appointment every six months. During this visit, we will remove plaque and tartar and check for the early warning signs of issues like cavities, worn teeth, broken dental work, and other oral health problems.

What are my options for tooth replacement?

There are several methods for replacing a missing tooth. Dental implants give you back the visible crown as well as its supporting root structure. A traditional bridge replaces the teeth non-surgically, and dentures can complete a smile after partial or total tooth loss.

What kind of teeth whitening do you recommend?

Over the counter whitening talks a big game, but for a truly dazzling smile, nothing is better than what you get when you partner with your dentist. We offer in-office and at-home teeth whitening in Tyler, TX. The one that is right for you depends on your timeline, budget, and personal preference.

What are the symptoms of gum disease?

Bleeding, red, tender gums, gum recession, increasingly sensitive teeth, and chronic bad breath are all signs of a periodontal infection. Visit the dentist right away if you suspect you have gum disease. Nonsurgical periodontal therapy can help you enjoy a healthy smile and prevent the problems associated with gum disease — like tooth loss and problems with your overall health.

Who do I call in a dental emergency?

Dr.  Franklin-Pitts is equipped to handle the most common dental emergencies, like knocked out teeth, toothaches, and broken fillings or crowns. If you have broken a bone or are bleeding uncontrollably, visit the emergency room right away.

Do you accept dental insurance?

Yes! We are happy to work with some of the nation’s leading health insurance providers, including Aetna, Delta Dental, MetLife, and others. Our staff processes and files dental insurance claims.