Dr. Doyle Freano can address everything from preventive dental care to complex dental problems under one roof. He takes a comprehensive approach to all facets of dentistry. His services ensure that all parts of the occlusal system are working together properly so that patients can enjoy lifelong dental health. On this page, you can find important patient information for those who visit our office in Lexington, KY.
Dawson-Trained Dental Excellence
A Dawson-trained dentist, Dr. Freano puts the philosophy of complete dentistry into practice, asking the question “would I do it on me?” before recommending a plan of treatment for a patient. Complete dentistry focuses on diagnosing and treating any underlying dental health problems that could compromise results.
Dr. Freano emphasizes the important role of patient education and takes the time to discuss all aspects of potential treatment, including related costs and expected results. He believes the best dentistry is a collaborative effort between doctor and patient. Dr. Freano takes a comprehensive approach to evaluate a patient’s bite. Complete dentistry goes beyond treating the symptoms of a dental problem. It seeks to identify and treat the underlying cause to restore overall health and function.
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Common Dental FAQs
Read answers to popular dental questions that many of our patients have:
How often should I visit the dentist for routine care?
We recommend that patients visit our office biannually or every six months. Routine dental cleanings allow us to provide a deep clean and keep track of our patient’s oral health.
How often does my child need to see the pediatric dentist?
It is recommended by the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry that children should visit the dentist every six months to have a checkup and cleaning. More frequent visits and the sooner they start visiting the dentist, the less likely it is for them to develop dental anxiety and irrational fears of the dentist.
What should you not do after a dental cleaning?
After having their teeth professionally cleaned, patients are told to avoid eating food or drinks that are acidic. This includes items such as fruit juice, wine, tomatoes, citrus fruits, and pickles. The heightened levels of acid in these foods can be hard on the surface of your teeth post-cleaning. Eating spicy foods, or candy may also cause a tender or throbbing pain after a dental cleaning.
Can TMJ disorders affect teeth?
Yes. Since this issue directly affects your teeth and jaw alignment, you should see a dentist about TMJ and TMD issues. When left untreated, TMJ disorders can cause more teeth grinding which wears down the tooth enamel and can even lead to chipped or cracked teeth.
How do I know if I have a cavity?
The only sure way to tell if you have a cavity is with your dentist in Lexington. Your dentist will perform a clinical examination and use diagnostic images to look for areas of decay. Regular dental appointments are necessary to detect areas of weakened enamel before they become worse. By doing so, we can provide certain treatments, such as a dental sealant or fluoride treatment, to prevent the enamel from further damage.
In addition, regular appointments are vital to detecting cavities while they are still small. When tooth decay is found early, it can be repaired with a simple dental filling. However, if the cavity goes untreated, the decay will become larger and extend deeper into the tooth, potentially causing the tooth to break or become infected.
Do dental fillings hurt?
No. getting a dental filling is a very common and quick procedure. Your tooth pain from the infection will almost immediately go away after getting a dental filling. We use local anesthesia to make sure you are comfortable throughout the process. This procedure is completed in a single visit.
Contact Dr. Freano Today
Call 859-251-3809 or schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Freano on our website. We look forward to seeing you at your next dental appointment.