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Houston dentist Dr. John Krell

Frequently Asked Questions

Below, you’ll find the answers to some of the most common questions we hear every day. Simply click on the question to reveal the answer. If we didn’t answer your particular question here, be sure to contact our office today. We’ll have all the answers you need!

How often should I visit my dentist?

Dr. John Krell agrees with the American Dental Association on this one: patients of all ages should visit their dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning to maintain a healthy set of teeth.

Can you fix my broken tooth?

We can, and we actually have a few different ways we can do it. If it’s only slightly damaged, we may be able to fix it with a simple filling. If it’s more severe, however, we may need to use a dental crown or even replace the tooth with a dental implant.

I need my tooth fixed today. Can you help me?

Yes! We actually offer CEREC same-day dental crowns. Using this high-tech system, we can design, mill, and place a completely customized all-porcelain crown in about an hour. In comparison, the traditional method takes weeks!

I just injured my teeth, what should I do?!

Try to stay calm and call us as soon as you can. Our team is specially trained to handle a variety of dental emergencies, so if you need to receive care urgently, we’re the best place for you to go. We’ll be able to see you faster than anyone else.

My gums bleed whenever I brush my teeth. Is this normal?

It’s normal only in the sense of being a very common symptom of gum disease. If you have red, swollen, or tender gums that tend to bleed whenever you brush your teeth, you should probably come see us for treatment sooner than later. Gum disease rarely gets better on its own, and the quicker we’re able to treat it, the easier it will be.

Can you replace my missing teeth?

We can! Whether you are missing a single tooth or an entire mouthful, we have a variety of restorations that can help bring back your smile. For a more permanent solution, however, we may suggest that you get dental implants. Compared to any other treatment, they last longer, look better, and provide overall better results.