Do you have a question or concern regarding our services? Below are the answers to some questions commonly asked by our patients. Feel free to browse these questions and answers and contact our office if you need any further assistance. We can be reached by phone or via our online form.
Q: How do I know if I have TMD?
TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is a common affliction that is characterized by pain or discomfort in your jaw, neck, shoulder, face, or head. If you have frequent headaches that cannot be explained, you may be suffering from TMD. If you believe you may have TMD, please make an appointment with one of our doctors for a full examination and treatment if necessary.
Q: What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?
If you or your partner snore very loudly and consistently, you may be suffering from a sleep disorder. This is often the first sign of sleep apnea. However, the telltale symptom of sleep apnea is the occasional cessation of breathing during sleep. This can happen a few times a night, or hundreds. Learn more about how sleep apnea can affect your overall health by visiting our service page.
Q: What are veneers?
A veneer is a thin sheet of tooth-colored material that is used to completely hide imperfections in your tooth. Veneers are bonded directly to your teeth, allowing you to have the perfect Hollywood smile you have always dreamed of. They can be used to correct discoloration, stains, and chips and can be used to change the shape and size of your tooth. We offer a few different options for veneers, including minimal-preparation and no-prep options. Let us help you achieve the beautiful smile you deserve.
Q: How can I fix a cracked tooth?
Typically, cracked teeth are repaired using a crown. Crowns are designed to restore damaged teeth to their fully functioning natural abilities. Our office uses CEREC same-day crowns to do this job. With our CEREC crowns, we can restore your tooth in just one office visit. To learn more about our CEREC same-day crowns, visit our service page here.
Q: How Do I Get Dental Implants In Lexington, KY?
The short answer is that you come see Dr. Takacs right away!
Here’s the scoop: dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically implanted directly into your jawbone. If you have ever experienced adult tooth loss, implants will mimic the role of your tooth root.
A dental implant can be placed into the jawbone where the missing tooth was to help maintain bone mass and prevent a shift in your teeth. The new post will immediately begin to fuse to your jawbone to form a permanent anchor to which a modern-style replacement tooth (such as a dental crown) can be attached.
This will reimagine your appearance, help you chew your food more effectively, and the best part is that it can improve your health adding years to your life.
So, contact us today to schedule your dental implant consultation in our Lexington, KY dentist’s office!
Q: How can I boost the appearance of yellowed, stained, or discolored teeth?
Off-color teeth can be significantly brightened with a professional teeth whitening treatment from our Lexington, KY dentist’s office! Dr. Takacs is proud to offer our Central Kentucky patients the very effective KöR whitening system. We offer free cosmetic dentistry consultations, so you’ve got nothing to lose by exploring your options! So, get in touch with our team today to arrange for your next visit to Beaumont Family Dentistry!
Q: Are there any alternative orthodontic treatments available in Lexington, KY?
Yes! Our Lexington, KY dentist’s office has an alternative adult orthodontic treatment program that utilizes a series of clear, virtually invisible plastic aligners to correct crooked, crowded or gapped teeth without attracting any unwanted attention or rude commentary. Whether you are interested in Invisalign for your teenager or for yourself, all you have to do is get in touch to schedule an orthodontic consultation at one of our three convenient Bluegrass locations. Dr. Takacs will straighten things out once and for all!
Q: Is Beaumont Family Dentistry A Comprehensive Dental Practice?
Absolutely! If you are looking for a dentist’s office in Fayette County that you can trust to keep up with your family’s ever-evolving dental needs, we’ve got you covered! Our creative and dynamic team will be here through every stage of life to help you maintain excellent oral health! Start today by scheduling your next professional teeth cleaning and dental exam.
Q: When would I need to go to the sleep dentistry center?
You would want to do that if you are experiencing issues like snoring, headaches, grinding, and so forth. Unlike other Lexington area dental offices that might see a case like yours once a month, if that, we are helping patients afflicted with sleep apnea or TMJ-related troubles each and every day. The goal of the TMJ & Sleep Dentistry Center of Central Kentucky is to help you get better rest, alleviate your pain, and allow you to become healthier overall.
We use advanced treatment options like TruDenta and oral appliances to give you comfortable, complete relief from your TMJ pain and sleep apnea discomfort.
Call 859-721-2072 right now to set up your appointment and TAKE BACK YOUR LIFE!
Q: Will My Dental Insurance Cover My Next Checkup?
Odds are, it will. Most dental insurance policies will cover up to two professional teeth cleanings and oral exams per calendar year. Still, it is always best to check in advance. We’d be happy to verify your benefits when you contact our Lexington, KY dentist’s office to schedule your next preventive appointment with Dr. Takacs!
Q: Can You Perform A Smile Makeover?
Yes! Dr. Takacs’ 30+ years of hands-on experience in cosmetic dentistry and her hundreds of hours of advanced education make her the perfect person in the Bluegrass region to direct your smile makeover. All you have to do is contact us to put the transformative wheels in motion! During your complimentary consultation, we will figure out which treatments make the most sense for your current needs and budget! One way or another, Beaumont Family Dentistry will get you smiling BIG again!
Q: What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an alternative orthodontic treatment program that gently shifts your teeth by using a series of clear, virtually invisible plastic aligners rather than metal wires and brackets. This means that, even if you are well beyond your teen years, you can correct crooked, overcrowded or gapped teeth without attracting unwanted attention. The best part is that you can remove your gear whenever it makes sense to do so. Plus, the Invisalign process wraps up fast–usually in a matter of months! To schedule an orthodontic consultation at our Lexington, KY dentist’s office, just contact us online any time.
Q: What Does Preventive Dentistry Entail?
Preventive dentistry always begins at home with your daily hygiene routine: brushing, flossing, rinsing, etc. But it doesn’t end there. It also means coming to see the dentist every 3-6 months so that we can build on your diligent efforts with our professional teeth cleanings and thorough exams. That way we can stay on top of any emerging causes for concern (like gum disease or oral cancer) and talk about taking your prevention further with things like fluoride treatments, mouthguards, dental sealants, and so forth. All that is to say that if you are looking for a dentist’s office in Lexington, KY that you can trust to keep up with your family’s ever-evolving dental needs, you have found such a place! You can contact us at any time to schedule your next preventive dentistry appointment with Dr. Takacs.
Q: How Do I Care For a Temporary Crown?
You will need to take some precautions while you wait for your permanent crown to be put in place. Some patients experience discomfort but taking a dose of ibuprofen should relieve any pain. You should also avoid chewy and hard foods (caramel, taffy, gum, etc) and flossing around the temporary crown. If your temporary crown does come off, call the office to set up an appointment to have it replaced as soon as possible. In the meantime, use a temporary dental repair material, denture adhesive, or even vaseline to hold the crown in place. If you feel that your bite is too high or out of alignment, give us a call. Some movement is normal, but it should not be uncomfortable.
Q: What should I do if my tooth hurts?
Pain is a sign that there is something wrong with your tooth. It could be a sensitivity caused by a cavity or injury. It could also be the sign of an infection. If you have a toothache, you should call the office right now to set up an emergency dental appointment. Even if it is after hours, our voicemail contains the phone number that will allow you to get in contact with our on-call doctor. There is always someone ready to help at Beaumont Family Dentistry, so call now! You can also visit our dental emergencies page for additional information that may help you protect your smile.