Frequently Asked Questions
I’m very nervous about visiting the dentist. Can you help?
Dr. Fan is known for being the gentle, caring dentist in Austin and the surrounding areas. He takes a careful approach to reduce discomfort at every turn — from simple injections to the most complex care. We also offer oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide to increase your comfort even more.
It’s been a long time since I had my teeth cleaned. Is that ok?
We never, ever make patients feel guilty for missing dental appointments. The important thing is that you don’t wait any longer to schedule a checkup and cleaning. Contact us to receive the preventive care you need ASAP.
How do you treat gum disease?
If you are one of the millions of Americans dealing with gum disease, visit our office right away for treatment. Scaling and root planing is a method of deep cleaning that heals moderate levels of gum disease. We’ll clean around and below the gum line over a series of appointments to kill bacteria and prevent its re-occurrence.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Schedule an appointment with our office to find out whether or not you are eligible for implant dentistry. If your tooth loss is recent and you are in good oral and overall health, chances are good the answer is yes.
Should adults get dental sealants?
Dental sealants are especially helpful for children, who are at the highest risk of cavities. But adult patients who are at a higher risk of tooth decay can also greatly benefit from the preventive measure.
Is in-office teeth whitening better than at-home whitening?
It’s not that in-office whitening is better, it’s just that it reveals results faster than at-home treatments. Some patients prefer to whiten their teeth more gradually, meaning that a take-home system could be the best option for you.
What cosmetic dentistry options do you offer?
We offer Austin patients a number of cosmetic treatments, from noninvasive direct bonding to porcelain veneers, metal-free restorations, teeth whitening, and more. Talk to us about how we can improve your smile!