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(209)-369-3617

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Mon - Thur: 8 AM - 5 PM

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1420 S Mills Ave Suite D,
Lodi, CA 95242

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions about your dental health or our services at Stephen Cheung DDS? Dive into our frequently asked questions where we address common queries and concerns from our Lodi patients

  1. Are dental X-rays safe?

Absolutely. At Stephen Cheung DDS, we utilize advanced digital X-ray technology that emits a significantly reduced amount of radiation compared to traditional X-rays. The safety of our patients is paramount, and we ensure all procedures meet or exceed safety standards.

 

  1. How often should I get a dental cleaning?

For most patients, we recommend a dental cleaning every six months. Regular check-ups help in early detection and treatment of potential oral health issues.

 

  1. What is the difference between a crown and a bridge?

A crown is used to cover or “cap” a damaged tooth, while a bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth by spanning an area where teeth are absent, anchoring to natural teeth or implants.

 

  1. Do you provide services for children?

Yes! We offer pediatric dentistry and treat children of all ages, starting from infants. We also provide guidance on thumb-sucking and other common dental concerns in young children.

 

  1. Is Invisalign as effective as traditional braces?

In many cases, yes. Invisalign can treat a wide range of mild to moderate orthodontic issues. However, the success of Invisalign largely depends on the individual’s specific dental needs and their compliance with wearing the aligners.

 

  1. How long does teeth whitening last?

The results can vary depending on dietary habits, oral hygiene, and other factors. Generally, professional teeth whitening can last anywhere from six months to two years.

 

  1. What should I do during a dental emergency?

Contact our office immediately. We prioritize emergency cases and will guide you on the immediate steps to take.

 

  1. Is sedation dentistry safe?

Yes. Dr. Cheung and his team are trained in administering sedation and ensuring patient safety throughout the procedure. We continuously monitor vital signs and ensure that patients are comfortable.

 

  1. How long does the recovery period last after an extraction?

Typically, the initial recovery period lasts about 1-2 days, but the surgical area will take about 1-2 weeks to heal completely. We’ll provide post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.

 

  1. How do I know if I have gum disease?

Common signs of gum disease include swollen or red gums, bleeding while brushing or flossing, persistent bad breath, and receding gums. However, early stages of gum disease might not show any symptoms. Regular check-ups can help in early detection.

 

  1. Are dental implants permanent?

Dental implants are a long-term solution for tooth replacement and, with proper care, can last many years. Many implants last a lifetime.

Contact Us

Ready to embark on your dental journey or have some questions for us? Reach out to Stephen Cheung DDS in Lodi. Our team is here to assist, guide, and ensure you receive the best dental care.

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