How can we help you?
When looking for a new dental office, you probably have many questions. We listed some of the most common ones we hear at our Vallejo dental office. Please feel free to read through them. If you do not see your specific question listed here or if you'd like more information, please give us a call and one of our helpful and knowledgeable team members will answer all of your questions. You can also reach us through our contact page and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
A lot of the time, yes! However, dentistry is a complex mix of art, engineering and your individual biology. Sometimes fixing one tooth doesn’t solve the underlying disease. It’s important to have a full dental exam to determine if there are conditions or diseases that are leading to your tooth issues.
We pride ourselves on having an exceptionally clean dental office and use hospital-grade sterilization techniques on all of our instruments. Our instruments are first scrubbed clean of debris, placed in an ultrasonic cleaner to wash away additional debris before being bagged and "cooked" in sterilizers. Each bag has an indicator that changes color when it receives enough heat to prove sterilization. That way we KNOW that our instruments are sterile and that you are safe. Also, we use state of the art antimicrobial wipes to clean the dental chairs, cabinets, counters etc.
Call us and let us help you out! Toothaches can be excruciating and generally get worse, not better. In the most severe cases, they can be life-threatening particularly for the young and elderly. If you feel something coming on or have been dealing with some sleepless nights we would love the opportunity to get you feeling right again.
Contact Our 94590 Dental Office
We always try to see toothaches the same day. Patients of record are able to speak to the Doctor on weekends and holidays if an ache arises unexpectedly. Most of the time we can either prescribe medication or do treatment to help your pain that same day!
Fluoride has been proven time and again to be one of the most powerful tools we have to prevent cavities. Fluoride is powerful because it bonds to the outside of the tooth making it stronger and preventing bacteria and acid from eating away at precious enamel.
Fluoride Treatments in 94590
Depending on whether or not you have active cavities, we may recommend an in-office fluoride treatment, or a take-home fluoride gel and toothpaste. Just like ALL substances (including water!!), fluoride can be poisonous in large doses. The doses we use in fluoride treatments are proven to be safe and effective.
Dr. Nordstrom and Dr. Vizzolini take pride in the conservative nature of their treatment. We only recommend treatment to you that we would recommend to our own families. We can outline your conditions and the available treatment options so that you can make the choice that works for your lifestyle and budget.
Insurance companies are in the business of profit and their recommendations are rarely in your best interest. In general, the average adult will need more yearly treatment than their insurance company will pay.
Importance of Preventative Dentistry
We recommend that you have frequent exams and take care of dental problems upon initial diagnosis to prevent further disease and potential discomfort. Taking a preventative approach to your oral health will save you time and money in the long run. Investing in the health of your teeth now can save you thousands of dollars, and hours in the dental chair, in the future.
If you decide to forgo treatment due to financial concerns, please let us know so that we can attempt to make an agreeable financial arrangement, allowing you to have your necessary dental care.
On your first visit, you should be prepared to:
- Fill out paperwork
- Take any necessary x-rays
- Have the Dr. examine your mouth which includes looking at your gums, teeth and soft tissue like your cheeks and tongue
- Discuss concerns and talk with the dentist about a custom treatment plan. If we have time, we will clean and polish your teeth.
- Finally, Julie or Patty will discuss any perceived insurance issues and discuss financial arrangements if necessary.
We know that dental emergencies sometimes happen even if you do everything right to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Whether you lost a crown or a filling or you bit into something that caused some damage, we want to get you taken care of.
Who to Contact During a Dental Emergency
If you have a dental emergency during office hours, it is important that you call us right away so we can do everything possible to see you the same business day. If you develop dental pain on a business day, please call us as soon as possible so that we can work to schedule you before your pain progresses. Waiting to call may mean a longer wait for your appointment, which is not ideal, especially if you are uncomfortable.
Emergency Dentistry in 94590
When you call, tell us where your pain is and what you were doing when you noticed it. That will help us get set up for your appointment.
If you lost a temporary or permanent crown and you still have it, bring it with you. We may be able to repair it without too much trouble.
If it is a weekend, please call the dental office and leave a message with our answering service. Either Julie, the office manager, or Dr. Nordstrom will call you back promptly.
We know that people stay away from the dentist for a number of reasons. Sometimes they have dental anxiety, sometimes difficult financial times can cause a lapse between appointments, and sometimes life just gets busy. It’s never too late to come in and get caught up. In fact, it might not take as long as you think to turn your oral health around and get back on track.
Comfortable, Judgment-Free Dentistry in 94590
We will never make you feel guilty for not having been to the dentist. We understand that everyone’s circumstances and experiences are different. No matter how long it has been, we can offer you a comprehensive exam and treatment plan that outlines your needs. Then, we can talk about prioritizing your treatment so you can address the most immediate concerns first and go from there.
Our compassionate and helpful team will work with you every step of the way, making you feel welcome and comfortable while you’re with us. We know your health is important to you and deciding to call and set up an exam with Dr. Morgan Nordstrom or Dr. William Vizzolini is a great first step. We look forward to becoming a regular part of your healthier life and look forward to exceeding your expectations.