Frequently Asked Questions

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Patient Education
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The team at Roseburg Family Dental Care believes that dental education is one of the most valuable ways to keep your mouth and overall health in top shape. We are deeply committed to the community of Roseburg and Douglas County, Oregon, which is why we’ve answered your frequently asked questions about anything from how to make a dental appointment to how our procedures work.

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Dental FAQs

Q: What should I do to ensure my child’s oral health is the best it can be?

A: You should always follow the 2-2-2 rule for children! Have your child brush and floss their teeth twice a day for two minutes. You should also make a dental appointment for your child twice a year!

Q: Are dental X-rays safe?

A: Yes, at Roseburg Family Dental Care we use digital X-rays which actually use 80% less radiation than traditional radiography.

Q: What are the signs of Periodontal (Gum) Disease?

A: Periodontal aka Gum Disease can present with symptoms such as bleeding, swelling, or tenderness in the gums, bad breath, receding gums, loose teeth, and changes in your bite. Gum disease long-term impacts, when left untreated, have been associated with Alzheimer’s Dementia, low birth weight, infertility, cardiovascular disease and diabetic complications.

Q: Do you perform dental implants?

A: Roseburg Family Dental Care does not perform the surgical portion of the dental implant procedure however we can refer you to a dental surgeon. We offer implant restorations that come after the surgical procedure. Our team can restore the implant with a crown or prosthetic which will look and function like a normal tooth.

Q: How can I overcome my fear of the dentist?

A: At Roseburg Family Dental Care, we want our patients to be as comfortable as possible so they continue receiving the dental care that they need. Dr. Braun has experience using mild pre-treatment anxiety medication to help anxious patients stay relaxed. There is nothing to fear at Roseburg Family Dental Care, you’re in great hands!

Q: How do I make a dental appointment and what do I need to bring?

A: You can give our office a call at 541-673-0131 or fill out our online form to make an appointment. For your first appointment, you should bring Insurance Information/Card, photo Identification, and any medical records, including all medications & supplements.

Q: What is the difference between a crown and a filling?

A: While both crowns and fillings are used to restore damaged teeth, the main difference between them is the amount of tooth structure they cover. A filling only fills in a small area of the tooth, while a crown covers the entire tooth, providing more support and protection. Crowns are often used in cases where a filling would not be sufficient, such as for larger cavities, cracked teeth, or after a root canal.

Q: Who can benefit from dental sealants?

A: Dental sealants are most commonly recommended for children and teenagers because their teeth are still developing and are more prone to decay. However, adults with deep grooves and pits in their molars may also benefit from dental sealants.

Q: I grind my teeth, and frequently have headaches and problems sleeping. Can a dentist help me this?

A: Dr. Braun’s entire team is trained to evaluate and treat sleep disorders such as nighttime grinding, clenching, snoring and poor quality sleep. Every exam includes a thorough medical history review, and an airway and TMJ evaluation. Rest assured, when there is a dental connection affecting your overall health, this team will discover and help with treatment.

We sincerely value patient education & want to answer all your questions. For any additional questions you may have, please contact our office at 541-673-0131!