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Parker Family Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

Our Parker Family Dentistry team strongly believes in patient education. You are our best ally in your journey toward maintaining or achieving excellent oral health, and we want to answer all your questions. If you don't see your question listed below, please contact us for the answer. We are here to help the Logansport community and surrounding areas, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Children's Dentistry

We offer compassionate and friendly family dentistry for infants, toddlers, adolescents, teens, and adults. Don't worry! Parker Family Dentistry has you covered, no matter your age!

When Can I Bring My Child to Your Dental Office?

In most cases, we begin seeing children as soon as their first tooth begins to show. At that point, we will examine your child's oral health and make sure their baby teeth are erupting properly. If we notice any developing problems, we can intervene early, which generally offers patients better outcomes and a simpler, more straightforward treatment.

When you begin bringing your children to our Logansport dental office at a young age, we also have the opportunity to develop a long-term relationship with them. And a good relationship with the dentist early on can benefit your children for the rest of their lives.

Teaching Good Oral Hygiene

We love teaching the young patients who visit our office how to take excellent care of their teeth and gums, and we try to make every visit fun and exciting for them. We encourage routine dental cleaning and check-ups for children, just as we do with adults, and we may recommend dental sealants or fluoride treatments to protect their teeth from decay as they age. 

Schedule Your Child's Dental Appointment in Logansport

Dr. Esi Parker and Dr. Travis Parker create a family-friendly environment at Parker Family Dentistry suitable for all ages. We look forward to meeting your little ones!

Dental Crowns and Bridges

At Parker Family Dentistry, we have several ways to replace missing teeth. Some are permanent, while others are removable. 

Permanent Tooth Replacement Options

If you would like to permanently replace your missing teeth, we have the solutions you need. We provide both dental implants and bridges as permanent tooth replacement options. 

A dental implant is the most natural tooth replacement option available, and for that reason, it’s a top choice for many dentists when making recommendations to a patient. We place the titanium dental implant into your jaw, where it fuses with your jawbone. This process, known as osseointegration, encourages healthy bone growth in the jaw. No other tooth replacement includes this benefit.

We place a bridge when a patient has some healthy, strong teeth remaining. The bridge “bridges” the gap between your healthy, natural teeth, filling the space that missing teeth have left.

Removable Tooth Replacement Options

Our Parker Family Dentistry team creates both partial and full dentures for our patients. Dentures provide the most economical choice for tooth replacement for most patients. They are also comfortable, have an attractive appearance, and patients can remove them for cleaning and while sleeping.

Tooth Replacement in Logansport

Our dentists, Dr. Esi Parker and Dr. Travis Parker, will thoroughly examine your oral health and other factors before recommending a tooth replacement in the Logansport area. To get started on the path toward a complete, healthy smile, reach out to Parker Family Dentistry today.

Caps (also known as dental crowns) can last a long time if properly cared for and maintained. However, if a patient neglects their oral hygiene, the longevity of a cap decreases dramatically. Therefore, when we place a dental crown or cap in our Logansport dental office, we will offer you advice on how to best care for your cap and keep your teeth healthy.

Tips for Getting a Longer Life Out of Your Crown

For the most part, you can care for a crown or cap the same way you care for your natural teeth. However, we do have a few tips to help you extend the lifespan of your crown. 

Avoid Hard, Chewy, and Sticky Foods

Hard, chewy, and sticky foods can adhere to or fracture your crown. Once a crown has been damaged, we may need to replace it, depending on the severity of the damage. Avoiding these foods can also help protect your natural teeth, which are prone to decay when exposed to some chewy foods, like sugary caramel.

Follow a Good Oral Hygiene Routine

Your brushing and flossing routine contributes significantly to your overall oral health, and with better oral health, your dental crown will last longer. While your dental crown can’t decay, the tooth beneath it can, and if that happens, we’ll need to remove the crown to treat the issue. It’s also possible for food debris to become trapped between your gumline and the crown. For the best chance at long-lasting dental work, develop a good oral hygiene schedule at home and visit the dentist for regular dental cleanings and exams.

Dental Crowns in Logansport

In our 46947 area dental office, we place functional, natural-looking dental implants to restore patients’ smiles. In addition, Dr. Travis Parker and Dr. Esi Parker will help you keep your dental crowns and natural teeth in good condition for as long as possible.

General Dentistry

Yes, we offer laughing gas, also known as nitrous oxide, for FREE for your comfort and to relieve anxiety. 

We understand that dental visits often make patients nervous, and some people even suffer from terrible dental anxiety. However, laughing gas allows most patients to relax during their dental procedures, so you never have to delay dental treatment due to nervousness.

Gentle Dentists in Logansport

At Parker Family Dentistry, we’re a compassionate team, and we believe that every patient deserves to be treated as we would treat our own friends and family. With that in mind, we’ll make every effort to create an environment where you feel fully confident in your dental care.

To make your experience outstanding, we offer amenities like neck pillows, blankets, and televisions in our exam and procedure rooms, which can help you stay distracted and comforted during treatment.

Laughing Gas Dentistry in Logansport

We encourage you to discuss any feelings of anxiety with us before we begin your dental treatment. Dental anxiety affects millions of people, and you should never feel embarrassed or hesitant to speak to our friendly team about it.

Dr. Esi Parker and Dr. Travis Parker treat anxious patients every day, and they’re here to help you through every procedure. Whether you need to talk about the procedure to better process how we’re helping you or just need to take a deep breath, we understand. 

Call today to schedule your dental care with a caring and compassionate team. 

This question is not an easy one as there are many variables. Some procedures are straightforward, such as fillings and crowns, allowing us to offer an accurate time frame for the procedure. However, that time frame will depend on your unique dental situation, how many fillings or crowns we are placing, and other factors. 

Some other treatments, like root canals and surgeries, are even more complicated when it comes to pinning down a specific time frame. However, Our dentists are efficient and prompt with every treatment, and we will make sure your procedure is completed promptly while providing you with the best results.

We will also ensure that you’re comfortable throughout the procedure, no matter how long the procedure is scheduled to take. We offer neck pillows, blankets, and television to patients to make your time in our office relaxing. 

Fast, High-Quality Dentistry in Logansport

Our dedicated team works together seamlessly to streamline your dental appointments, saving you time whenever possible. To make your check-in process quicker, you can fill out any necessary forms online in advance. 

We welcome your questions and invite you to call our office with any concerns before or after your procedure. Dr. Esi Parker and Dr. Travis Parker provide top-notch dental care at Parker Family Dentistry and treat their patients like family. We look forward to helping you with your dental care.

We provide compassionate dentistry and treat patients just like our family in our Logansport dental office. We will do everything we can to make the procedures and treatments you receive in our office comfortable and pleasant for you. 

Gentle Dentistry in Comfort

Our skilled dentists, Dr. Esi Parker and Dr. Travis Parker, offer gentle and experienced care to patients, and they’re always honest about your treatments. In most cases, we can make your procedures relaxing and painless by numbing the affected area. We also offer free nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas) to patients who have dental anxiety or experience discomfort during a procedure. Nitrous oxide, a mild sedative, helps you stay calm but doesn’t put you to sleep, so you can still communicate with our team while they work. 

We want to build a trusting relationship with our patients. With that in mind, we will be upfront with you about any pain or discomfort you might experience during or after a scheduled procedure, and we will advise you on how to manage that pain if you do experience it. After most dental procedures, severe or prolonged pain is not normal, and you should always check in with us if that becomes an issue. 

Our goal as your family dentist is to assist patients in relieving pain with our treatments, creating a healthier, stronger bite and smile. 

Enjoy Compassionate Dentistry in Logansport

If you aim to avoid dental treatments like fillings and root canals, we can help with routine cleanings and exams. With regularly scheduled check-ups, we can keep an eye on any developing dental issues to use conservative treatment methods first. If a situation advances, such as a cavity, a more complex treatment may be necessary.

Either way, our empathetic team offers compassionate care, making your visits as pain-free as possible. 

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