Frequently Asked Questions
At Katy Family Dentists, our knowledgeable team members are always happy to answer any questions you may have. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us anytime you need help with dentistry-related questions. Below, you’ll find the answers to some of our frequently asked dental questions with links to more resources on this site, but this is by no means a comprehensive list of questions. Please feel free to contact us if you don’t see your question below or you would like to find out more.
Do I need to go to the dentist twice a year?
We highly recommend it. We know it can seem like a hassle, but these six-month dental checkups give our team the opportunity to evaluate your smile for early warning signs of oral disease. Catching it in the early stages allows us to prevent damage or decay and offer conservative treatment to keep you smiling year after year.
Can I bring my kids to your office?
Yes! We are a family friendly practice, and many of our patients have been coming here nearly their whole lives. We see patients 8 years and older, and our skilled dentist and team members offer services catered toward children’s dental care. We make sure your little one always feels safe and stress free.
What is periodontal disease?
You may know periodontal disease by the name gum disease. Periodontal disease occurs when plaque and tartar get built up at the gum line, causing inflammation of the soft tissue and breaking down the supportive bone structure. This can lead to numerous oral health issues including tooth loss. We offer a variety of periodontal therapies to renew oral health for gum disease sufferers.
Can you help if I have an emergency?
We are always here to help whenever patients need us most and that includes dental emergencies. If you or a loved one has a knocked out, damaged, or pained tooth, please call us right away. We’ll walk you through first aid over the phone, and one of our helpful team members will schedule an urgent care visit as soon as possible.
Why should I visit a dentist for sleep apnea treatment?
Many patients who are diagnosed with sleep apnea are referred to a dentist. While sleep doctors offer treatment using bulky, noisy CPAP systems, dentist can provide a more nuanced, comfortable solution – oral appliance therapy. If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, we can custom craft an occlusal splint that shifts the jaw forward, keeping your airway open and clear through the night.
Does teeth whitening work?
Professional teeth whitening can definitely deliver dramatically brighter smiles. Using the optimal dosage of active whitening agent, we can create a personalized plan to help almost any patient achieve their teeth whitening goals.
Do you take my insurance?
Our knowledgeable dental team members are happy to process and file dental insurance claims for most of the major PPO providers. We will also review your policy to help you better understand your coverage, and we’ll always do our best to ensure you receive the maximum benefit.