Questions About General Dentistry

Serving Patients in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Lawton, and Norman, OK

General dentistry covers a wide variety of different dental procedures. In addition to being a Cosmetic and Neuromuscular Dentist, Dr. Terry Bass and his team perform the whole spectrum of general dentistry procedures.

Common Questions About General Dentistry:

I experience anxiety over going to the dentist and often skip appointments because of the stress it causes me. Is there anything a dentist can do to help?

Yes! There are a number of different sedation techniques that are becoming more popular every year with dental patients. Dr. Terry Bass is a member of organizations such as DOCS (Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation) and stays up-to-date on the latest methods of sedation.

Is the mercury in dental fillings harmful to my health?

Dental fillings containing mercury may be harmful to your health, especially if you are pregnant. So far, the FDA has not found any conclusive evidence that mercury fillings are harmful, but Dr. Terry Bass and his team still prefer to steer clear of mercury just in case.

How important is it that I go in for a routine cleaning?

You should schedule and appointment for a routine cleaning once every six months. Not only do our dental hygienists clean your teeth thoroughly and check for cavities, we also see if you are brushing and flossing correctly. If you are missing spots, we will recommend a different method for brushing so your teeth can stay cleaner.

If you have need of a general dentist and live in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma or surrounding areas, please contact Dr. Terry Bass, DDS to schedule an appointment today!