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FAQs

Should I be concerned about gum disease?

Quite frankly, everyone should be concerned about gum disease. It starts when plaque builds up below the gum line. The plaque hardens, wedges between teeth and gums, and releases toxins. Studies show that 80% of Americans have some form of gum disease. If caught early, gum disease (gingivitis) can be reversed. In its later stages, gum disease (periodontitis) can lead to tooth loss, bone loss, and other health complications, including increased risk of heart disease and type II diabetes. At Wayland Dental, we take a proactive approach to gum disease, preventing it before it starts, and we also offer non-surgical periodontal therapy to eliminate bacteria and restore a healthy smile. If you have bleeding, sore, or reddened gums, visit our office today for a periodontal evaluation.

What causes tooth sensitivity?

Several factors can contribute to sensitive teeth. The most common causes are decay, fractures, and bruxism (teeth grinding). Many patients clench and grind their teeth at night and don’t even realize it. The result can be chronic headaches, tooth pain, worn-down teeth, and gum recession. If Dr. Putt finds that you grind your teeth, he can create a custom nightguard that will align your teeth properly and prevent the damage caused by grinding. Other issues, like decay and fractures, can also be remedied at our office. Sensitivity is usually a sign of a problem. Visit our office today, and together, we’ll find the right solution for your smile.

Do you offer cosmetic dentistry?

Dr. Putt has been practicing cosmetic dentistry since 1997. He offers modern solutions to straighten and brighten teeth quickly and effectively. Our cosmetic options include porcelain veneers, Invisalign Clear Braces, teeth whitening, and CEREC all-ceramic crowns in one visit. With modern technology and clinical skill, Dr. Putt can transform your smile easier and with greater quality materials than ever before. Visit Wayland Dental today for your cosmetic consultation!

Will the dentist see my kids and grandparents?

Of course! As a family dentist, Dr. Putt sees patients of all ages. Children and adults can benefit from our preventive therapies, and we provide advanced cosmetic and restorative services for our older patients. We welcome patients of all kinds at Wayland Dental, and with advanced technology and modern solutions, we can often provide all of your dental care without referrals to outside offices.

Do you accept referrals?

When patients refer their friends and family members, we consider it the highest compliment we can receive. We promise to extend the same caring, quality dental care to your friends and family members as we do to you every time you visit.