General dentistry can help patients of all ages maintain a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. At Viva Dental, we offer a comprehensive approach to general dentistry, addressing everything from toothaches to bruxism. With general dentistry, your family can enjoy improved dental health.

Frequently Asked Questions About General Dentistry

Question: What causes a toothache?

Answer: A toothache can often be an indicator of a developing dental issue. A cavity, infection, or damaged tooth can expose the inner tooth structure to bacteria, causing aching teeth. If you experience a toothache that persists after 48 hours, see your Richardson TX dentist right away. Dr. Truong may be able to address the issue with lifelike tooth-colored fillings or porcelain crowns.

Question: How do I know if I grind my teeth?

Answer: Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can lead to a number of uncomfortable symptoms, including headaches, jaw pain, toothaches, and even the onset of TMJ disorder. Without treatment, bruxism eventually wears down the teeth or even fractures them. If you grind your teeth or experience these symptoms, your Richardson TX dentist can use a custom-made oral splint, similar to a nightguard, to help you stop grinding your teeth.

Question: How often do I need a checkup?

Answer: The American Dental Association recommends both adults and children over the age of three undergo a routine checkup twice a year. A checkup every six months allows your Richardson TX dentist to watch for the warning signs of burgeoning dental problems and provide immediate treatment before the issue requires more invasive or costly treatment.

Question: Does my Richardson dentist offer oral cancer screenings?

Answer: Yes. During a checkup, Dr. Truong will perform a thorough oral cancer screening. Identifying oral cancer early increases the chances of making a full recovery. If you would like to schedule a checkup, contact our office today.

About Dr. Truong: Dr. Diep Truong, DDS offers a comfortable dental care employing the latest in cutting-edge dental technology. Our patients in Dallas and Richardson have access to innovative preventive, cosmetic, and restorative procedures. To schedule an appointment, call Viva Dental Family Dentistry at (214) 337-7800 (Dallas) or (972) 437-6000 (Richardson).