Frequently Asked Questions
We Answer Common Patient Questions
My gums bleed. Why does this happen?
Most cases of bleeding gums relate to some level of gum disease, a common and treatable condition. Left untreated, gum disease can increase your risk for heart attack, stroke, osteoporosis, low-weight births, diabetes complications, and other overall health problems.
How often do I have to come in for routine care?
The standard set for the American Dental Association and recognized by most dentists is six months for patients who are free of disease. If you have periodontal problems or other special dental needs, Dr. Stampe recommends that you schedule visits every three to four months. If you visit the team at CityLine Dental Center for a check-up and hygiene appointment regularly, we can find and remedy problems early. Our check-ups include an oral cancer screening, gum disease assessment, and tooth-by-tooth exam.
I get frequent headaches and I have been told that I grind my teeth when I sleep. What do you think my problem is?
You may suffer from bruxism that’s related to a misaligned jaw (otherwise known as TMJ dysfunction), stress, or other factors. Dr. Stampe can assess your jaws and teeth to determine the best therapy. She may recommend a nightguard or TMJ therapy.
What exactly is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a natural-looking permanent replacement tooth and an esthetic crown. Dental implants can also secure bridgework, partials, and dentures. Learn more about dental implants here!
My teeth are stained or yellow, but I brush every day! Can you help me?
Don’t worry! With teeth whitening, Dr. Stampe and her team can brighten up your smile and take years off your appearance. Learn more about teeth whitening here!
What do I need to do prior to my first appointment?
To save you some time, we offer new patient forms on our website. Simply complete the forms online, submit them, and we’ll prepare your file before you arrive. If you have questions about this process, don’t hesitate to call us.
Do you accept my dental insurance?
We accept most insurance and are preferred providers for:
- Delta Dental PPO
- Cigna PPO
- Metlife PPO
- United Concordia
We also file out-of-network claims, and all insurance claims are digitally submitted for prompt processing. You may have a deductible or copay when you visit us if your insurance is verified before your appointment. We will estimate what your insurance might cover for your dental services, but please keep in mind that it is only an estimate and not a guarantee.