16 N Jackson Street, Belleville, IL 62220

Frequently Asked Dental Questions

What is the best toothbrush to use?

The best toothbrush to use is one that fits your mouth, preferably with a small head and soft bristles. This type of brush will best be able to reach all of the nooks and crannies of your mouth. For more advice on home hygiene, please talk to our team.

What is the best tooth replacement option?

The best tooth replacement option for you will depend on your specific situation. If you are missing a tooth, please schedule an examination. We will then be able to look at your current situation and help you determine the appropriate treatment. For more information on tooth replacement options, please visit our pages on dental crowns and bridges, dentures, and dental implants.

What should I do in case of a dental emergency?

First, secure any teeth that have been knocked out or any tooth fragments. We will need these pieces to restore your tooth. Also be sure not to touch the root of your tooth for any reason, as it may damage it. You will also want to stop any bleeding that has occurred. After your situation is stable, please give us a call. We will schedule you for an appointment that very same day to help you get the care you need.

What should I do if I notice bleeding gums?

Call us immediately! Bleeding gums is a sign of gum disease! Tender, red, swollen gums and chronic bad breath can also be signs of this condition. The good news is that we can help. Give us a call immediately to schedule an appointment for treatment.

I’m nervous about visiting the dentist – how can you help?

We understand that some people get nervous when they consider a trip to the dentist’s office. If you experience dental anxiety, you certainly are not alone! To combat anxiety, we maintain a modern, comfortable dental office with loads of helpful options – including televisions to watch, blankets to keep you warm, music to listen to, and more. We also offer inhaled sedation to help take the edge off your nerves. Learn more about how we can help by visiting our page on relieving dental anxiety.

How can I schedule an appointment?

It’s easy! Simply give us a call at 618-219-1412! You can also send us a message using our online contact form. Either way, Dr. Feder, Dr. Smith, and our team will be happy to help you!

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