How can we help you?
Dr. Richard Mancuso and the staff at Carrollwood Village Dental understand the importance of patient education. The more our patients know about dental care, the more likely they will be to enjoy good oral health. It's why we take our time with all our patients so they are clear on all matters of their oral health.
We welcome questions about general oral health, good home care, and anything else that pertains to how your oral health impacts your overall well-being.
If a specific treatment has been recommended, please be sure to ask any questions you have so you fully understand everything about it. Our goal is for our patients to be fully informed before proceeding with any treatment recommendations.
For your convenience, we have included a number of our most frequently asked questions here. If your question is not answered in the list below, please feel free to contact us directly. Chances are, if it's a question you have, others have had it as well!
At Carrollwood Village Dental, we care about the health of you and your entire family!
We accept most Indemnity and PPO insurance plans including their associated discount plans.
How can I have cavities or gum disease when my teeth and gums feel fine?
Tooth and gum problems often start developing without any symptoms, just like any other chronic medical condition such as diabetes or heart disease. This means you could have trouble brewing in your teeth or gums that you are completely unaware of. Gum disease, in particular, often starts without patients being aware that there is anything amiss.
A tooth is a tiny organ with its own nerve and blood supply inside the middle of the tooth. Tooth decay and gum disease will destroy most of the tooth before reaching the nerve. Once the tooth hurts, it is already too late. By this point, you may need a root canal or an extraction.
This is just one of the reasons it is so important that you come in to our office twice each year for regular check up and routine cleanings. By coming in regularly, we can stay ahead of any problems with your teeth.
Dental emergencies also happen much less frequently to those who visit their dentist regularly!