Lexington Dentist Office Patient Information

The dental care team of Complete Dentistry For All Ages in Lexington can address everything from preventive dental care to complex dental problems under one roof. Dr. Morgan Chambers and her team take a comprehensive approach to all parts of dentistry. On this page, you can find patient information for those who visit our office in Lexington, KY. We want you to stay informed about your oral health and treatment options. Our office also wants you to learn about us and our dental experience. 

Patient Information in Lexington, KY

Dental Excellence in Lexington, KY

Dr. Chambers has maintained a commitment to ongoing education to benefit our patients and their results. Dr. Chambers puts the philosophy of complete dentistry into practice. Before she recommends a treatment plan, she asks the question, “Would I do it on me?” 

We not only focus on tooth and gum health, but other parts of the facial structure that impact oral health. Our dental services ensure that all parts of the occlusal system work together properly so patients can enjoy lifelong oral health.

We also emphasize the role of patient education. Dr. Chambers takes the time to discuss all aspects of potential treatment, which includes related costs and expected results. We believe the best dentistry is a collaborative effort between doctor and patient. 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.

Patient Resources

To learn more about our Lexington dental office and your payment and insurance options, visit these pages:

How Can I Visit the Dentist with Anxiety?

Your comfort is our priority in our Lexington, KY, dental office. If you are new to our dental practice, or if you avoid the dentist because of anxiety, call us.

Contact us before your visit so we can schedule an office tour. We can introduce you to our team and help you get familiar with our office. You can communicate your concerns with our dentist when you have your scheduled visit. 

In addition, we offer these recommendations if you have dental fear or anxiety:

  • Establish a Signal: We can agree on a signal if you need us to pause during a cleaning. Easy signals can be raising your hand or tapping on the chair 
  • Use Distractions: You can bring a stress ball or headphones to listen to music or podcasts during your visit. If you are sensitive to loud noises, you can bring noise-canceling headphones.
  • Consider Sedation: If you have severe dental fear or anxiety, we may recommend sedation. Under sedation, you will not feel pain from treatment and will feel fully relaxed. We will consider your medical history and type of dental treatment before we recommend sedation. 

Common Dental FAQs

Read answers to popular questions that many of our patients have about routine care and patient information from our Lexington, KY, dental office:

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 to prevent cavities and tooth decay. We can also monitor our patients’ oral health with X-rays we take at these visits. 

How often does my child need to see the pediatric dentist?

The American Association of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children visit the dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning. The more frequent visits and the sooner they start, the less likely they are to develop dental anxiety and irrational fears of the dentist. Early dental care also helps us monitor your child’s oral development. 

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. Teeth grinding wears down the tooth enamel and can 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 weakened enamel before it worsens. 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. Over time, the teeth can 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 the filling.

We use local anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the process. Our office can complete fillings in a single visit. We also provide post-treatment instructions to help you feel comfortable after your filling.

Contact Complete Dentistry Today

Do you need a new dentist? Call 859-251-3809 or schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Chambers on our website. You can contact us for more patient information for our Lexington, KY dental office.

We look forward to seeing you at your next visit to Complete Dentistry For All Ages. Let us know if you have questions or concerns before your appointment. We will be happy to help you.