Throughout the years, patients have been asking us a number of questions that have been coming up quite often. Here’s just a few of the more commonly asked ones, but if there’s a question here that we haven’t answered, please feel free to call us to find out more.
Very little if we can help it! We use the most modern and gentle approaches to dental treatment available. Our office is equipped with lasers and air abrasion, which allows us to perform fillings and soft tissue treatments involving the gum tissues without the use of anesthetic, thus allowing patients to experience less discomfort and quicker healing.
For our more anxious patients, we offer nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas.”
The most common sign of oral cancer is a sore that does not heal and bleeds easily. A lump or thickening in the mouth or white patches which last longer than two weeks, difficulty in chewing or swallowing food and the inability to move the tongue freely can also be signs of oral cancer.
Dr. Firouzian can detect oral cancer during routine check-ups. The American Cancer Society recommends getting a dental exam every 6 to 12 months. Dental x-rays are the only way your dentist can see if tumors are present in your jaw and beneath the gum surface.
When choosing a family dentist, it is important to ask several important questions at your initial consultation in order to get a better feel for the services offered and the quality of care you can expect for your family.
The following questions are a good way to determine if the dentist will meet the needs of your family:
- What family dentistry services do you offer?
- Do you also offer cosmetic dentistry services?
- Do you use state-of-the-art technology?
- Do you accept my family’s insurance? If not, what kind of financing options to you offer?
- Do you have a periodontist on staff?
- How would you describe the atmosphere of your dental office?
- At what age do you start treating children?
- What steps do you take to ensure that children feel comfortable during their appointment?
- Can you tell me about the education and training of you and your team?
- Do you have any specialized training in pediatric dentistry?
- Do you offer orthodontic services?
Don’t be afraid to ask follow-up questions if you are not satisfied with the responses you receive. And remember, you are not required to work with a family dentist simply because you attend an initial consultation. If you do not feel comfortable with the dental practice, keep searching for a family dentist who will better meet your needs.
Dr. Michael Firouzian has extensive experience providing family dentistry services to patients throughout the Columbus, Ohio area. He has completed more than 600 hours of continuing education courses in order to provide you and your family with the exceptional quality dental care you deserve.
Dr. Firouzian treats patients of all ages, from young children to elderly patients. He starts seeing children as young as age three and offers a wide variety of dentistry services to all members of your family, including:
- Examinations and x-rays
- Dental implants
- TMJ therapy
- Oral surgery
In order to provide you with the safest, most effective treatments possible, Dr. Firouzian uses the most advanced technology available in all aspects of his practice. This is just part of our commitment to helping you and your family achieve optimal oral health.