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Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question for us? Want to know if it’s time for your next checkup or if we’ll accept your insurance? Below, you’ll find answers to these questions and more of the most common ones our patients ask us every day. If you happen to have a question that we haven’t answered here, please don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and ask us! We’re always happy to take the time to make sure you completely understand your dental care.

How often should I go to the dentist?

Dr. Gabriel Nossa and the American Dental Association recommend that everyone age three and up should visit the dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. It’s the best way to keep a smile looking great as well as prevent common problems such as tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and more.

Do you accept child patients?

We sure do! Dr. Nossa and our team love serving Gainesville’s littlest smiles. We have years of experience meeting the unique dental needs of children, and we’ll always go out of our way to make sure they have fun and comfortable visits.

Do you accept dental emergencies?

Yes we do! If you or a loved one suffer a broken tooth, damaged dental work, or develop severe dental pain, you can always call our office to get urgent care. We do our best to see emergency patients the same day they call in, so if you’re in pain, don’t wait to contact us because we’re ready to help!

How can I improve the appearance of my smile?

With us, there are tons of ways you can do this! Between professional teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, direct bonding, and more, we have everything you need to eliminate pesky smile flaws and achieve the look of your dreams. Whatever you want to change about your smile, we can help you do it!

How can a dentist offer sleep apnea therapy?

Research has shown that one effective way to treat sleep apnea is with oral appliance therapy, which uses a custom-made mouthpiece to gently shift the jaw so the airway remains open during sleep. Dentists have been successfully using this method for decades, and that includes Dr. Nossa. Whether you still need to get treatment for your sleep apnea or simply want to try something other than a CPAP, he can help you start getting the deep, restful sleep that you need.

What is the best way to replace my missing teeth?

This answer depends on a few factors, namely how many teeth you need replaced, your dental health, and your budget. We’re happy to offer tried and true restorations like bridges and dentures, but in order to achieve the most natural-looking and longest lasting results, we may recommend that you get dental implants. They provide the next best thing to nature whether you are missing a single tooth or need a complete set of dentures.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

Our Gainesville team is happy to accept and submit claims for all dental insurance plans. We can even work with you so we can estimate your out of pocket costs before you come to visit us. To see how we can use your particular plan to help you save, contact us today.