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Frequently Asked Dentistry Questions

How often should I visit Renu Dental?

Dr. Applequist and her team recommend patients visit our dental office every six months in keeping with the recommendations of the American Dental Association. These preventive dental checkups allow our dentist the opportunity to screen for common oral health issues, and help patients keep their smiles whole and healthy for life. However, depending on your personal oral condition, some patients may benefit from more frequent hygiene visits. Visit our page on periodontal disease for more information.

What is Intraoral photography?

Intraoral photos are taken with a specialized sort of camera that captures clear images of patients’ teeth from the dentist's perspective. Intraoral photography has greatly improved the patient education process at Renu Dental allowing us to accurately demonstrate areas for concern and potential treatments.

How does CEREC® work?

CEREC® is a computer assisted design and manufacture (CAD/CAM) system that allows our team to design, craft, and place even advanced dental restorations like crowns and bridges in a single visit.

I get nervous at the dentist. Can you help?

We pride ourselves on offering compassionate, attentive care and working hard to put patients at ease while they’re in our dental office. For those patients in need of additional help relaxing, we’re happy to offer nitrous oxide sedation.

How will I know I need a root canal?

The only way to know for sure that you need a root canal is to visit Renu Dental for diagnosis, but some of the most common symptoms of root canal infection include severe toothache, sensitivity to changes in temperature, discoloration of an individual tooth, and infection in the gums around an individual tooth.

Do you take my insurance?

We’re happy to process and file claims for any dental insurance provider, and we are in-network with Delta Dental. Regardless of your benefit plan, our knowledgeable team will help you maximize coverage.