Frequently Asked Questions

Little Girl at DentistWe’re sure you have plenty of questions for our team at Battle Creek Family Dentistry.

To help, we’re answering some of the most common questions for you right here, so you’ll already have the information you need prior to your first visit.

At What Age Should My Child Have His or Her First Dental Check-Up?

Medical and dental experts recommend children have their first dental visit by the time their first tooth erupts or his or her 1st birthday, whichever comes first.

Do You Offer Sedation Dentistry?

Patients can elect to have Nitrous Oxide sedation during any dental procedure. Nitrous Oxide is a minimal sedative that creates a relaxing effect and is safe for all ages.

What Types of Braces do You Offer?

Our Battle Creek, MI dental office provides two types of orthodontics: 6 Month Smiles and Invisalign. We offer free consultations to help you decide which one is best for your smile.

Do I Need a Deep Cleaning?

We will complete a periodontal assessment to determine if you have any tissue detachment or bone loss. Moderate to severe periodontal pockets are an indication that gum disease is present. Thankfully with the right care, we can help you eliminate your infection and save your smile.

Older CoupleCan I Have a Filling Instead of a Crown?

By design, a filling is placed into a tooth, when there is enough healthy enamel to support it. If too much damage has occurred, a filling isn’t structurally possible. Thankfully a full coverage crown can restore function and preserve the tooth from further damage.

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

We will be happy to assess your oral health and bone levels to determine whether or not you are a candidate for dental implant therapy. We offer implant restorative services and can help you find a skilled surgeon for your implant placement process. 

My Tooth Doesn't Hurt. Why Do I Need a Root Canal?

It’s not uncommon for an abscessed tooth to be completely asymptomatic. Unfortunately when the nerve of a tooth is infected, a root canal is the only way to restore it so it isn't lost completely.

Can I See You for a Second Opinion?

Absolutely! We offer free initial consultations to new patients, whether or not you plan on using us for your dental care.