Cowley Dental Care

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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It's imperative that our patients understand their dental care, as well as why their dental health is important, and why certain treatments may benefit them. 

We are happy to answer any of your questions about our services, procedures, dental insurance, and pricing. 

Below are some of the common questions our patients have. If your question is not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact one of our friendly team members at 504-831-4895

Children's Dentistry

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), regular dental cleanings and exams are essential for optimal oral health. The frequency of cleanings and exams depends on each patient’s unique oral health needs, but many patients visit twice each year.

Why Dental Cleanings and Exams Are Important

Many patients do not realize that brushing and flossing alone cannot remove all plaque and tartar. Only a dentist or dental hygienist can successfully remove plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth, around the gumline, and between your teeth. Not only do regular professional cleanings and exams ensure your teeth and gums are in great condition, but you’ll also leave our dental office with a fresher smile. 

What to Expect During a Dental Check-up

Regular check-ups allow your Metairie dentist to provide necessary preventive care of your teeth and gums. During your check-ups, our dental team takes x-rays of your mouth to ensure everything is healthy and functional. X-rays also help us see any underlying issues, such as hidden cavities or impacted wisdom teeth, so we can take the necessary steps to ensure your oral health is protected. 

Contact Us to Schedule Your Checkup

Cowley Dental Care puts your oral health first, and we enjoy helping patients discover their healthiest, brightest smiles. Whether you see us regularly or it’s been a while since you’ve visited the dentist, we can make sure your teeth and gums are healthy, clean, and protected. 

To schedule your dental check-up with one of our dentists, please contact us today. 

Emergency Services

Having a broken tooth or a painful toothache can make things seem intolerable. At Cowley Dental Care, we pride ourselves on scheduling appointments for our patients as soon as possible, including same-day appointments for emergencies.

Prompt and Comfortable Dental Care

If you have a toothache or broken tooth, it is best to get it checked out as quickly as possible to make sure further damage does not occur. There are many reasons why one may experience tooth pain or have a dental injury, and you can count on our friendly and compassionate dental team to provide you with the prompt treatment you need.

First and foremost, we will make sure you are relaxed and comfortable. We will do our best to alleviate any pain and discomfort. Our dentists will then assess the damage, identify the cause of your condition or issue, and provide a treatment plan that works best for you and your needs. 

Contact Your Emergency Dentist Today 

Do you have a nagging toothache or a broken tooth? If so, don’t let your smile suffer any longer and give our dental office a call. 

Our dentists and dental team can help you find relief and offer you the caring and gentle hand you need to keep your smile looking and feeling great. Whether you need a filling, crown, or emergency dental care, we are here for you!

General Dentistry

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, occurs when the gums are inflamed and infected. Though common among adults, gum disease is a serious condition that can impact your health and wellbeing. As gum disease progresses, a patient may experience bone and tooth loss. Gum disease has also been linked to heart and lung diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Fortunately, gum disease can be controlled and prevented through excellent oral hygiene and reducing certain health risks, such as quitting smoking. Cowley Dental Care can help protect your gum health through preventive periodontal care.

Common Symptoms of Gum Disease

If you experience any of the following symptoms, please contact us to schedule a dental checkup: 

  • Bleeding gums
  • Swollen or puffy gums
  • Bright red gums
  • Tender or sore gums
  • Tooth pain and sensitivity
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth

Gum Disease Treatment in Metairie, Louisiana

Gum disease can be treated through consistent dental care and periodontal therapy, including a deep cleaning called scaling and root planing. This method of cleaning allows the dentist to remove plaque and tartar hidden below the gumline. 

Scaling and root planing prevents damage to surrounding bone and control the infection and inflammation. 

Protect Your Gum Health Today!

The only way to know for certain if you have gum disease, and to start prompt treatment, is to visit your dentist. The sooner your dentists can assess your condition and provide a diagnosis, the sooner you can receive necessary treatment.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment with one of our dentists at Cowley Dental Care. 

Teeth grinding is a common but harmful habit known as bruxism. Teeth grinding can damage the teeth, place additional stress on the jaw joints, and strain one’s orofacial muscles.

Oftentimes, patients who grind or clench may not even realize they are doing it and are alerted by a loved one or sleeping partner. If you wake up with sore muscles or a tender jaw, it’s possible that you grind or clench your teeth during the night.

Common Signs of Bruxism

Whether you are unsure if you grind or clench your teeth, there are some tell-tale signs, such as:

  • Migraines
  • Tooth pain or sensitivity
  • Flattened or worn teeth or restorations
  • Chipped, fractured, or loose teeth or restorations
  • Tight jaw muscles or lockjaw 
  • Pain or soreness in the jaw, neck, or face

If you experience any of the above symptoms, we can help relieve your pain and develop a treatment that works for you. 

Are You Tired of Jaw or Tooth Pain?

Drs. Cowley and Dr. Roth can assess any damage and provide a personalized treatment plan. We can create for you a custom-made nightguard to wear while you sleep. A nightguard protects the teeth from wear, repositions the jaws, and softens the pressure between the joints. 

If you know or suspect that you may be grinding or clenching your teeth, please contact one of our dentists today. 

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), regular dental cleanings and exams are essential for optimal oral health. The frequency of cleanings and exams depends on each patient’s unique oral health needs, but many patients visit twice each year.

Why Dental Cleanings and Exams Are Important

Many patients do not realize that brushing and flossing alone cannot remove all plaque and tartar. Only a dentist or dental hygienist can successfully remove plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth, around the gumline, and between your teeth. Not only do regular professional cleanings and exams ensure your teeth and gums are in great condition, but you’ll also leave our dental office with a fresher smile. 

What to Expect During a Dental Check-up

Regular check-ups allow your Metairie dentist to provide necessary preventive care of your teeth and gums. During your check-ups, our dental team takes x-rays of your mouth to ensure everything is healthy and functional. X-rays also help us see any underlying issues, such as hidden cavities or impacted wisdom teeth, so we can take the necessary steps to ensure your oral health is protected. 

Contact Us to Schedule Your Checkup

Cowley Dental Care puts your oral health first, and we enjoy helping patients discover their healthiest, brightest smiles. Whether you see us regularly or it’s been a while since you’ve visited the dentist, we can make sure your teeth and gums are healthy, clean, and protected. 

To schedule your dental check-up with one of our dentists, please contact us today. 

Preventive Dental Care

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, occurs when the gums are inflamed and infected. Though common among adults, gum disease is a serious condition that can impact your health and wellbeing. As gum disease progresses, a patient may experience bone and tooth loss. Gum disease has also been linked to heart and lung diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Fortunately, gum disease can be controlled and prevented through excellent oral hygiene and reducing certain health risks, such as quitting smoking. Cowley Dental Care can help protect your gum health through preventive periodontal care.

Common Symptoms of Gum Disease

If you experience any of the following symptoms, please contact us to schedule a dental checkup: 

  • Bleeding gums
  • Swollen or puffy gums
  • Bright red gums
  • Tender or sore gums
  • Tooth pain and sensitivity
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth

Gum Disease Treatment in Metairie, Louisiana

Gum disease can be treated through consistent dental care and periodontal therapy, including a deep cleaning called scaling and root planing. This method of cleaning allows the dentist to remove plaque and tartar hidden below the gumline. 

Scaling and root planing prevents damage to surrounding bone and control the infection and inflammation. 

Protect Your Gum Health Today!

The only way to know for certain if you have gum disease, and to start prompt treatment, is to visit your dentist. The sooner your dentists can assess your condition and provide a diagnosis, the sooner you can receive necessary treatment.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment with one of our dentists at Cowley Dental Care. 

Most people know that regularly brushing and flossing your teeth is essential for maintaining excellent oral health. However, some of our patients are unsure of what kind of toothpaste to use and what the best kind may be for their smile.

Fluoride Toothpaste Protects Smiles

Drs. Cowley and Dr. Roth believe that the best kind of toothpaste to use is one that contains fluoride. Fluoride strengthens the teeth and helps prevent cavities, and it is highly recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA).

Toothpastes with the ADA Seal of Acceptance contain fluoride, and these toothpastes can also contain other ingredients that improve oral health or lessen certain conditions.

There are seemingly countless toothpastes from which you can choose. There are specialty toothpastes for those who experience tooth sensitivity, and some also help reduce gingivitis and tartar buildup, prevent enamel erosion, and improve bad breath.

Whitening toothpastes are quite popular, but we discourage using them because they are often more abrasive on the teeth than regular toothpaste.

Teeth Cleanings and Exams in Metairie, LA

As long as your toothpaste contains fluoride, is ADA-approved, and is approved by your dentist, your smile can remain healthy, bright, and cavity-free for many years to come. It's also essential that you visit your dentist regularly for dental cleanings and exams. 

If you are unsure which toothpaste you should use, just ask one of our dentists and they will recommend something safe and effective that meets your needs. 

To schedule your appointment with one of our dentists, please contact us at 504-831-4895. 

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), regular dental cleanings and exams are essential for optimal oral health. The frequency of cleanings and exams depends on each patient’s unique oral health needs, but many patients visit twice each year.

Why Dental Cleanings and Exams Are Important

Many patients do not realize that brushing and flossing alone cannot remove all plaque and tartar. Only a dentist or dental hygienist can successfully remove plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth, around the gumline, and between your teeth. Not only do regular professional cleanings and exams ensure your teeth and gums are in great condition, but you’ll also leave our dental office with a fresher smile. 

What to Expect During a Dental Check-up

Regular check-ups allow your Metairie dentist to provide necessary preventive care of your teeth and gums. During your check-ups, our dental team takes x-rays of your mouth to ensure everything is healthy and functional. X-rays also help us see any underlying issues, such as hidden cavities or impacted wisdom teeth, so we can take the necessary steps to ensure your oral health is protected. 

Contact Us to Schedule Your Checkup

Cowley Dental Care puts your oral health first, and we enjoy helping patients discover their healthiest, brightest smiles. Whether you see us regularly or it’s been a while since you’ve visited the dentist, we can make sure your teeth and gums are healthy, clean, and protected. 

To schedule your dental check-up with one of our dentists, please contact us today. 

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental treatment that can benefit your oral health and your confidence. Bleaching your teeth can enhance your appearance, but more importantly, it can remove years of coffee, wine, and smoking stains. Having a whiter, brighter smile is achievable and easy with the assistance of one of our skilled and experienced dentists.

Professional Take-Home Teeth Whitening

At Cowley Dental Care, we offer safe and effective take-home teeth whitening treatment for only $100! This take-home treatment provides patients with professional results, and it can make your teeth several shades whiter. Unlike store-bought teeth whitening kits, a professional take-home kit is personalized to fit your unique smile goals. 

Our take-home teeth whitening treatment can be used as needed, or on a schedule recommended by one of our dentists. Now, you can achieve a whiter smile in the comfort of your own home and on your own schedule. 

Keeping Your Smile White

In addition to using a take-home teeth whitener, another way to ensure your teeth are white and stain-free is to regularly brush your teeth at least twice daily and floss once daily. When you routinely clean your teeth, you are removing stains and plaque.

We strongly recommend using ADA-approved toothpastes, and we suggest avoiding whitening toothpastes as they are far more abrasive than regular toothpastes. You may also consider limiting your intake of foods and drinks that can stain your teeth, such as coffee, red wine, dark berries, soft drinks, chocolate, tomato sauce, and more. 

For a whiter, brighter smile, please contact us at our Metairie dental office! 

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