Garland Grove Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Your concerns are important to us at Garland Grove Dentistry. We want to provide you with all the information you need, so you are empowered to make confident treatment decisions.

If you have any questions about your oral health or about a treatment we recommend, don’t hesitate to ask. Our experienced dental team is very knowledgeable and will find the answer you’re looking for.

Here are a few of the questions we commonly hear from our patients. You probably have others, so please call our Garland, TX dental office, and we’ll be happy to help.

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At Garland Grove Dentistry, we provide comprehensive dental care, which includes general dentistry, preventive services, and cosmetic dental options. Our Garland dental team is dedicated to patient care, and we work hard to help our patients make the most of their insurance benefits.

Your dentist in Garland, TX, as a result, accepts a variety of insurance types. However, we are in-network with Delta Dental Plan PPO and Cigna only. Despite this, we are always happy to bill other insurance companies out-of-network to help you recoup dental care costs. These insurance companies include: 

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant/DHA
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield/DNOA Traditional
  • Careington
  • Cigna
  • Connection Dental
  • Delta Dental Premier
  • Delta Dental PPO
  • Dental Select
  • Dentamax
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Lincoln Financial
  • MetLife
  • Principal
  • United Healthcare
  • United Concordia

Of course, if you’re insurance isn’t listed above, contact us!

In addition to insurance, we accept CareCredit—a medical credit card that helps you finance your dental care over a predetermined period of time. A member of our compassionate team can help you apply, and decisions take only minutes. CareCredit is ideal for patients who want to finance extensive dental work, including cosmetic dentistry.

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Your gentle dentist in Garland, TX looks forward to caring for your smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Everyone would love to have a great-looking smile, but that means different things to different people. At Garland Grove Dentistry, we prioritize your desires and expectations to provide the smile makeover that you’ve always wanted. Cosmetic dentistry in Garland, TX offers a wealth of options that help you achieve your dream smile.

Our experienced dental care team combines technique, experience, art, and functionality to restore your beautiful smile. We’ll make sure that your smile looks great, functions comfortably, and helps maintain optimal oral health. If you’re looking for a quick smile makeover with teeth whitening or you want a more dramatic transformation, there are plenty of ways Dr. Jung can help improve the aesthetics of your smile. With treatments ranging from dental bonding to a full set of porcelain veneers, we’ll customize your makeover just for you

Dr. Jung is an experienced cosmetic dentist in Garland, TX, who understands that your teeth, facial features, and skeletal structures are unique. So we need to explore all the treatments available and the outcomes we hope to achieve.

It can be exciting to plan your dream smile, and we look forward to being part of the process. Whatever change you have in mind, call Garland Grove Dentistry, and we’ll help you achieve your goals.

Teeth stain for many reasons, including tobacco, coffee, teas, sauces, and age. Fortunately, your dentist in Garland, TX offers a solution. Our professional teeth whitening is heads above any kits or gels you can buy online or in the supermarket. And whitening your smile under the discretion of a dentist is always the best and safest course.

Before professional teeth whitening with us, our dentist makes sure your gums are in good shape and that you have no underlying conditions precluding you from professional teeth whitening. This is not the case when you use kits purchased in stores. Besides, these gels can be abrasive and cause tooth sensitivity.

We rely on prescription-strength whiteners to evenly brighten your smile and take a customized approach to your specific type of tooth stains. Again, this is not possible with over-the-counter methods.

At Garland Grove Dentistry, we want you to feel good about your smile, and we always want you to enjoy a safe and easy dental experience—whether it’s a routine checkup or a cosmetic treatment like professional teeth whitening.

If you would like to schedule a consultation for professional teeth whitening in Garland Grove, TX, or if you have questions, contact a member of our dental team today.  

Crowns & Bridges

At Garland Grove Dentistry, we provide quality dental crowns for a variety of purposes, and our tooth caps are designed to last for a long time. However, eventually, you may need a replacement crown, which we can provide quickly and easily.

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped jacket that fits over a prepared tooth. It is always shaped and shaded to blend with your smile.

Reasons you may need a tooth crown include:

  • Supporting a weakened tooth, sometimes following root canal therapy
  • Concealing tooth flaws like cracks and discoloration
  • Repairing a fractured tooth
  • Topping a dental implant post to act as your replacement tooth
  • Anchoring a dental bridge to complete your smile

Dental crowns play an essential role in modern dentistry, so it’s important to know when your cap may need replacing.  

Signs you may need a new tooth crown include cracks or chips in the crown or a cap that no longer fits snuggly. Other signs:

  • A discolored margin along the gumline where the crown is moving away from the gum
  • Infection beneath the crown or at the gumline
  • Decay under the crown

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Your Garland dentist evaluates your crown during your twice-yearly dental exams and will look for the signs that you may not notice, including tiny cracks in your tooth crown.  

Dental Implants

Having missing teeth not only impacts your self-esteem, but it also dictates your diet. It can influence your speaking voice and lead to bone loss in the jaw—even allowing for shifting teeth and future tooth loss.

When you lose a tooth or teeth, your implant dentist in Garland, TX always recommends tooth replacement. And dental implants are the only option for those looking to keep permanently replace missing teeth while keeping the jawbone viable and healthy. Unfortunately, when your jawbone shrinks due to tooth loss, it can change the appearance of your lower face.

The good news is that dental implant placement is not particularly painful. Most of our Garland patients compare the implant process to simpler procedures like dental fillings.

The area your dentist will work in is always numbed beforehand. There may be pressure, but you should not feel pain. Recovery is also straightforward—a few days of soreness relieved via ibuprofen. The benefits of dental implants far outweigh this mild soreness.

With dental implants, you have a do-over. A new tooth and replacement root!

If you have missing teeth and you’re considering dental implants in Garland, TX, we invite you to contact a team member today. We are also here if you have any questions about tooth replacement, including our tooth replacement options.

Missing teeth can make you insecure when smiling, change your food choices, and even alter your speaking voice. Tooth loss can also lead to further tooth loss in the future.

Dental implants are the gold standard in tooth replacement because they are the only system that replaces the root and the tooth. This can help stimulate your jawbone to prevent bone loss—an unfortunate consequence of tooth loss. When your jawbone deteriorates, you may notice a sunken look to your lower face.

Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants do not require maintenance like relines or adhesives. You simply brush your teeth as usual and visit your dentist regularly for checkups and teeth cleanings.

If you brush and floss daily and visit your dentist in Garland, TX regularly for dental exams and teeth cleanings, your dental implants can last for decades or even a lifetime. Your dental care helps prevent gum disease, which can lead to implant loss.

Other helpful tips include not using your implants as a tool—to open a bottle, for example. If you suffer from bruxism (grinding and clenching your teeth), ask your dentist about a nightguard.

If you’re considering dental implants in Garland, TX, call today to schedule your dental appointment.

Missing teeth is a significant oral health problem that affects millions of adults in the US. Tooth loss has a significant impact on your life, but at Garland Grove Dentistry, we offer several options to replace missing teeth at our Garland, TX dental office.

  • The tooth replacement that’s preferred by dentists and patients is dental implants. Dental implants are the only solution available that replaces the root of a lost tooth. Dr. Jung places a small titanium post in your jaw, and we restore it with a crown, bridge, or denture after it heals.
  • Dental bridges are another excellent option that’s affordable and perfect if you’re looking for a fast solution to replace one or two missing teeth. An artificial tooth sits in the open space and is anchored by dental crowns on adjacent teeth.
  • Full and partial dentures are time-tested solutions that are popular because they’re affordable and work well for many people. With dentures, we can replace a few or all of the teeth in your mouth. We can also add dental implants to your dentures to

When you’re looking for a tooth replacement in Garland, TX, start by calling the dental team at Garland Grove Dentistry. Dr. Jung will help you explore all of the above options to find the solution that restores your h comfortable, confident smile.

Full & Partial Dentures

Patients at Garland Grove Dentistry can expect their dentures to last anywhere between five and seven years. Like your natural teeth, dentures experience wear-and-tear and stain due to age, diet, or lifestyle.

Your oral health is constantly changing. To ensure that your dentures fit properly, Dr. Woo Sung Jung makes necessary adjustments as necessary.

We recommend that patients see seeing their Garland dentist yearly for a denture check-up. Patients should always let their patients know if they feel discomfort, pain, or irritation. Our patient's health and well-being are important to us. 

Garland Grove Dentistry, we go above and beyond our patient's needs to make sure they are always happy and comfortable. 

We offer custom-made and hand-crafted dentures, from full to soft dentures. Partials are an option if only a few teeth are missing. They allow patients to chew and speak with ease while supporting their cheeks so they don't sag. They also prevent teeth from shifting towards the gap. 

Complete dentures work when all teeth are missing on the upper or lower arch or both. 

Learn More About Dentures in Garland

Dentures can be a big step, but we are here for your every step of the way. We are happy to answer any questions or address concerns regarding dentures. 

A partial denture is a removable, natural-looking dental restorative that restores the function and form of your jaw by restoring one or multiple missing teeth. Partial dentures are made from a combination of different materials to handle chewing and talking needs.

Dr. Woo Sung Jung and his dedicated dental staff will make sure you are a good candidate for partial dentures. 

Why Partial Dentures?

When Garland, TX patients are missing one or multiple teeth, the bite pressures shift in their mouths. Adjacent teeth may shift to compensate for the space in your smile, and there may be shrinkage of soft tissues and jaw bone near the missing teeth. This can alter how you look and lead to issues with existing teeth. 

A partial denture preserves the foundation of your mouth like your bone, gums, muscles, tissues, active and engaged. It prevents further shifting of the neighboring teeth in your mouth while giving you the confidence of having a durable, natural-looking smile.

Benefits of Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are a minimally-invasive option that is a cost-effective option for restoring your teeth.  They require a minimal amount of maintenance to keep them clean and functional.

Daily cleaning is essential and keeps the gums healthy. 

Find Out More About Dentures in Garland

Your Garland dentist and his dental team are here to help you retain excellent oral health. Give us a call to schedule your next dental appointment. 

General Dentistry

Bleeding gums are one of the more common dental problems we treat at Garland Grove Dentistry. Many patients don’t realize that gums that bleed when you brush and floss often indicate a larger issue than brushing too hard.

If your gums are bleeding, sore, or swollen, there’s a good chance that you have the infection we call gum or periodontal disease. It’s essential to call Dr. Jung right away to schedule an appointment to investigate the problem.

You may only see bleeding gums, but gum disease can cause significant damage before you see any symptoms at all. Before you know it, the infection attacks bones and ligaments that hold your teeth in place.

As it does, your teeth start to feel loose, and without treatment, the tooth will become mobile and we will need to remove it. As soon as you notice bleeding or any other changes to your gums or the way your teeth feel, call us to schedule a dental appointment. We’ll schedule a thorough cleaning with our dental hygienist who can determine the extent of the problem.

The best way to treat gum disease in Garland, TX is to address it in a timely manner. Catching the infection during a routine checkup allows us to resolve it before it does long-term damage to your oral health.

Regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings are essential for a healthy, problem-free smile. Whether it’s time to schedule your regular six-month exam, or you haven’t had a dental cleaning in ten years, you are welcome at our Garland Grove, TX dental practice.

Keeping your teeth clean with professional dental cleanings keeps them healthy and helps you avoid gum disease and cavities. Even if it’s been years since your last dental visit, we’ll start with a comprehensive cleaning and exam. When Dr. Jung understands your dental needs, he can make the appropriate treatment recommendations to maintain or improve your oral health. We’ll also help you understand what you could be doing better in terms of your at-home oral hygiene routine. ​

At Garland Grove Dentistry, our skilled hygienists provide comfortable dental cleanings using ultrasonic technology. These ultrasonic cleanings remove bacteria-filled plaque and tartar that cause permanent damage to bones that support your teeth. ​We also provide routine low radiation digital x-rays as needed. Dental x-rays are invaluable and help us detect small issues before they damage your oral health.

Even if you’re doing everything right with your oral hygiene at home, you still need professional dental cleanings at our Garland, TX dental office. Your brush and floss can’t reach all the plaque and tartar that we need to remove to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Is it time for your next routine checkup and teeth cleaning? Call Garland Grove Dentistry at (972) 272-3585 to schedule a convenient appointment.

Root Canals

At Garland Grove Dentistry, your dentist in Garland, TX understands how painful deep decay, trauma, and infection can be. These issues can keep you awake at night and even lead to oral health and wellness issues when left untreated. For these reasons, we perform emergency root canals in Garland.

In some cases, we find a root infection during your routine exam. There may be little pain if we catch the infection early or if the nerve is no longer viable. In either case—painful or no symptoms—we perform the root canal as soon as possible to protect your health.

If you do experience symptoms, you may notice tooth pain, a blister on the gum, and jaw swelling.

Despite the rumors, root canal treatment is a standard and fairly easy procedure. Your dentist numbs the area, creates a small hole in the tooth, removes the root and pulp, and finishes up with a provisional filling. You may notice some pressure during this procedure, but pain is not common. Recovery is quick as well—typically, any minor soreness improves within a day or two.

At a later appointment, your dentist provides a tooth-colored filling or a dental crown to seal your tooth.

If you have a toothache, don’t hesitate to contact our dental office as soon as possible.

Part of helping you achieve excellent oral health at Garland Grove Dentistry is customizing treatment plans to meet your specific needs. Dr. Jung will carefully explain why you need a particular procedure and how it will keep your smile healthy.

So it’s crucial to the success of your treatment to have it done in the time frame that Dr. Jung recommends. Delaying your appointment only allows the condition to progress and become more complex and challenging to fix. The result is further damage to your long-term oral health and problems that involve continued discomfort and the need for costly dental procedures.

If you need dental treatment in Garland, TX, we’ll schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible. Dr. Jung will take x-rays as needed and use intraoral cameras to show you the problem in detail. He will make recommendations and review with you all your possible treatment options.

We can assure you that you will receive the treatment that’s most effective for your needs in a comfortable, honest, and safe environment. Dr. Jung is on the leading edge of quality dental care and will work with you to ensure that we meet your expectations.

Please call us to schedule a dental appointment to get started.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Everyone who’s ever had a toothache knows it’s one of the most uncomfortable physical sensations you can experience. Whether you have throbbing pain or a slight twinge of discomfort, call us for emergency dental treatment in Garland, TX. We’ll get you out of pain and back to enjoying your life in no time at all.

Dental pain can be the result of any one of a number of factors, so the treatment we provide will be tailored to your needs. We understand how frustrating and uncomfortable a toothache can be. Dr. Jung will diagnose your dental issue and provide the high-quality care you need as quickly as possible. ​

At Garland Grove Dentistry, our caring dental care team puts your needs first. Whether you need emergency dental care or have ongoing issues, we’ll listen carefully to your concerns. We’ll explore all the options available to provide relief and get your oral health back on track.

If you have a toothache in Garland, TX, call us at (972) 272-3585 right away. We’ll get to the source of the problem and recommend the dental treatment to resolve your pain and prevent further damage to the tooth.

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