Get The Answers You Need To Your Dental Questions
At McNulty and Dancausse General Dentistry, we’re happy to answer any questions you have about your family’s dental care. Ask us when you visit our Charlotte, NC dentist office, or call us at 704-766-8662. In the meantime, here are answers for some of the questions we hear frequently.
- Q: Can a dentist help with frequent headaches?
- Q: Do you see dental emergency patients?
- Q: What should I do if my tooth hurts?
- Q: Do you accept my dental insurance?
- Q: Can you replace my missing teeth with dental implants?
- Q: Is there anything you can do for my sleep apnea symptoms?
- Q: What if I’m afraid of the dentist?
Q: Can a dentist help with frequent headaches?
Yes, it’s possible that we can reduce your headaches. Teeth grinding can cause frequent headaches, which can disrupt your day. By making a special nightguard for you to wear while you sleep, you can stop grinding, protect your teeth, and reduce the stress that may be contributing to headaches, jaw pains, and other problems.
Q: Do you see dental emergency patients?
Absolutely! We will work with you to get you out of pain as quickly as possible. We offer inhaled sedation to help you relax while we work. No matter what is causing you pain, we can provide the solution right here in our Charlotte, NC office.
Q: What should I do if my tooth hurts?
Call us immediately if you are in pain. We can see you on the same day you call, and we offer after-hours contact with our doctors, so you’ll never be without the care you need. In the meantime, you can try taking ibuprofen, use a saltwater rinse, or place an ice pack over the painful area.
Q: Do you accept my dental insurance?
We do accept payment from most major dental insurance plans, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, Aetna, Cigna, Delta Dental Premier, and Dental Health Alliance. As a courtesy to our patients, we will file claims for you and accept assignment of benefits. If you have specific questions about your plan, our financial coordinator is happy to help you. We accept other payment methods too, including health care finance plans like CareCredit and LendingClub.
Q: Can you replace my missing teeth with dental implants?
Dr. McNulty or Dr. Dancausse will evaluate you using technology like our digital X-rays to determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants . If you are a candidate, implants can replace a single tooth, several missing teeth, or even an entire mouthful of teeth. They offer numerous benefits, including preserving your jawbone so you don’t get that “sunken-in” look that results over time after you lose teeth. We’ll coordinate with a specialist for implant placement, and we’ll design and attach your restorations to the implants.
Q: Is there anything you can do for my sleep apnea symptoms?
Our Charlotte, NC dentists can make a custom mouthguard for you that alleviates symptoms for many sleep apnea sufferers. The mouthguard gently shifts your jaw into place to help keep your airway open as you snooze, so you can get a more restful night’s sleep. In addition, it usually eliminates chronic, loud snoring so other members of your household can rest more easily too.
Q: What if I’m afraid of the dentist?
Our team is fantastic and will take the extra time you need. You can ask questions, move at your own pace, and let us know the instant you feel uncomfortable. Our doctors will work closely with you so that you are informed of as much or as little as you would like. We can also offer nitrous oxide if you are very nervous. You will feel comfortable in our office, and we will do our part to ensure that you leave our office with a smile on your face!