Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry

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Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Kai Liang considers digital dental x-rays safe for most patients. Our dental office is pleased to offer state-of-the-art digital x-rays that can reduce your exposure to radiation by as much as 90 percent compared to film x-rays.

As a family dentist, Dr. Kai Liang takes the safety of our patients very seriously. Therefore, we only recommend x-rays when it's essential, and if we think it's necessary, we will explain the reason for the x-ray and how it will benefit your oral health.

patient being shown a digital dental x-rayWhy We Use Digital X-Rays

We've seen many dental technology improvements in the last few years. For example, digital x-rays have quickly become one of the most important diagnostic tools used in dentistry today.

Comprehensive visual exams are a valuable tool, but we cannot see deep inside your tooth to detect early signs of decay. Periodic x-rays provide a detailed picture that will help us guide you in important decisions about your dental care. How often we need to take x-rays depends on your current condition and dental history.

Benefits of Modern Digital Dental X-Rays

Digital dental x-rays have many benefits, including:

  • Less radiation – They emit 90 percent less radiation than traditional film x-rays. 
  • High-quality imaging – They produce high-resolution, detailed images, allowing us to identify and treat minor problems before they become big problems. 
  • Patient education – They're an educational tool because we can share the images with you so you can see exactly what we see. 
  • Cost-effective – They're cost-effective because they help us to find and treat decay and other issues in the early stages, thus reducing costly and complicated procedures. 

Contact Our Alpharetta Dental Office

Please call us if you are looking for a family dentist in Alpharetta, GA, who can provide safe, gentle dentistry. We take your concerns seriously and welcome you to contact us if you would like more information about the safety of digital x-rays at our dental office.

At Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry, we do everything we can to make it easy for you to get essential dental care. The ins and outs of dental insurance can be tricky to understand, so we know that you probably have lots of questions. You don't have to worry – our knowledgeable team is here to make sure you receive the maximum benefits to which you're entitled. Please don't ever hesitate to call us with your insurance questions.

Accepted Dental Insurance Plans

Your convenience is important to us, so we are happy to file all insurance claims for you. We gladly accept and work with all insurance plans, including the following: 

Simply Smiles In-House Savings Plan 

Aetna

Ameriben

America Trust Administrators, Inc.(ATA)

Ameritas

Argus Dental Plan

Assurants

Benefits Assistance Corporation (4Dent)

Benefits Plan Administrators

Best Life and Health Inc. Co.

Bloomfield Bank

Cigna

Cigna-State of CT Employees

Corporate Benefits Service, Inc.

Companion Life

Consociate

Consolidate Health Plan

Custom Design Benefits

DeCare/WellPoint/Anthem

Delta

Dental Care Plus

Dental Select

                                                                 Employee Plan, LLC

First Benefits Administrators

Guardian

HealthSmart Benefits Solutions

Humana Dental

                                                                        Kemper

Key Benefit Administrators, Inc.(KBA)

Meritain

Metlife

Mutual Of Omaha

One Call dental + Doctor

Principal Financial Group

Renaissance Dental

Security Life

Self-Insured Service Company (SISCO)

SIHO Insurance Services

Surency

United Healthcare Dental

Yes, our team always performs a thorough oral cancer screening of your entire mouth during regular checkups. The exam includes your teeth, gum tissues, jaw joints, and the bone structure around your teeth. This is an extremely important part of your routine oral health care because regular oral cancer screenings at our Alpharetta dental office can help us detect the disease in its early stages, potentially saving a life.

Studies by the Oral Cancer Foundation indicate that nearly 50,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed in America each year. Unfortunately, the mortality rate associated with oral cancer is high. This is due to the fact that the cancer is often not discovered until it has progressed to the more advanced stages. With early detection, however, oral cancer is highly treatable, with a 90% survival rate.

Oral Cancer Screening Process in Alpharetta

An oral cancer screening takes just a few minutes and is nothing to worry about. We will examine your teeth, lips, and gums for any signs of abnormalities. For instance, what looks like a normal white spot to you might be recognized by Dr. Liang as precancerous.

Please contact our Alpharetta dental office and we'll be happy to arrange an exam and cleaning that includes an oral cancer screening. 

We understand that dental anxiety makes it difficult or impossible for some people to seek dental care. At Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry, we do everything we can to show our patients that there's no need for stress to be a part of receiving great oral health care.

Gentle and Caring Dentistry in Alpharetta

Dr. Kai and our team understand your apprehension, and we go above and beyond to ensure your visits are pleasant and comfortable. You'll be pleasantly surprised to see that maintaining a healthy smile is easy when you're surrounded by friendly professionals who are sensitive to your needs and concerns.

Advanced Dental Technology

You'll also find that Dr. Kai invests in state-of-the-art technology designed to streamline dental procedures, making them efficient and more comfortable for our patients.

For example, if you need a dental crown, you no longer have to wait for weeks for a lab to complete it because we now offer same-day technology for our dental crowns. 3-D imaging also makes the crown procedure more comfortable because patients don't have to endure messy impressions. 

If you would like to learn more about comfortable dentistry at our Alpharetta dental office, please call us at (770) 777-2803 for more information or to schedule your next dental appointment.

Patient in pain | Sensitive Dental FillingsIt is not uncommon to experience sensitivity with some fillings. Sometimes a tooth is generally sensitive to touch and changes in temperature. In other cases, a tooth with deep decay may take a little longer to return to feeling normal because there isn't enough "insulation" between the filling and the nerve.

One bit of advice we offer patients at Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry who experience sensitivity is if the tooth is feeling a little better each day, just give it time. However, if you are very uncomfortable and the sensitivity doesn't seem to be diminishing, please let us know.

How to Treat a Sensitive Tooth

When we place a new filling, we are always very careful to ensure that your teeth are meeting properly when you bite down and that there are no high spots. These high spots place excess force on the filled tooth, leading to sensitivity and discomfort.

However, you may be one of the many people who have a general problem with tooth sensitivity. If so, Dr. Kai Liang may recommend a desensitizing toothpaste like Sensodyne that contains potassium nitrate to calm the nerves in your tooth.

Reach Out to Our Alpharetta Dental Office

If you notice that one of your fillings feels sensitive and uncomfortable, please call our Alpharetta dental office so we can determine what's causing the problem.

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