Fresh 32 Family Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

As your dentist, we treat whatever oral health problem you face, from cavities to missing teeth. However, we also want to provide the information you need to make better decisions that help keep you out of the dental chair. This is why we take patient education so seriously and encourage you to ask questions. When it comes to your oral health, no question is too small; if it matters to you, it matters to us!

Your questions also inform us about your priorities are and tell us how we can best help you. To get you started, we've shared several questions that we hear most frequently, but we would love to hear from you if you have others not listed here. Please contact us, and we will be happy to find the answer you need!

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If you need multiple dental treatments, you may be a little overwhelmed deciding which is a priority, which can wait, and how they all fit in with your budget. Our dentist in Mesquite focuses on getting to know his patients to understand how dentistry fits into your real-world life.

woman getting dental treatment in mesquitePersonalized Dental Care

To Dr. Lalani, you are so much more than just your oral health; you are one-of-a-kind and deserve treatment plans tailored to your unique needs. Many patients need to monitor their budget carefully, while others have a busy career or family life that reduces the time they can spend in the dental chair. 

All of these unique considerations matter to us. Our dentist in Mesquite believes in honesty and transparency and will never try to upsell you or push you into a service you don’t want or need. 

If you have a strict budget, he will recommend the most conservative, affordable procedures. For example, he won’t try to sell you a dental crown if he knows that a durable tooth filling will work just as well.

We can also spread out various treatments like cosmetic dentistry over time and perform them in stages, making it easier for you to pay as you go. 

Call Our Mesquite, TX Dental Office

Dr. Lalani would love to meet you to determine your oral health goals and how we can best help you achieve them. Please call Fresh 32 Family Dentistry at (469) 730-0090 to schedule an appointment.

Dental work can be expensive, which is why Dr. Lalani wants to educate his patients about the importance of routine preventive dental care. We make quality dentistry in Mesquite accessible, and you play your part by staying current with regular exams and teeth cleanings.

man smiling in dental chairKeep Your Dental Costs under Control

The cost of preventive exams and teeth cleanings twice a year is relatively minor compared to waiting and then spending money on expensive treatments like crowns and root canals. Even better, your dental insurance may already cover the cost of these preventive appointments twice a year!

In most cases, it's neglecting your oral health that leads to costly dental work. The purpose of preventive dental appointments at our Mesquite dental office is to find minor problems and treat them before they become significant issues.

It’s a lot easier on your budget and oral health to fill a tiny cavity today than to put off treatment and then have to pay for a crown or bridge down the road. 

Exams and Teeth Cleanings Every Six Months in Mesquite

While some people are more likely to get cavities, gum disease and incur higher dental costs, many can maintain healthy teeth and gums with just two visits to the dentist every year.

Follow it up with excellent brushing and flossing at home and a healthy diet, and you’re on your way to a healthy, problem-free smile.

Schedule a Dental Exam and Cleaning with Us

Is it time for your next six-month dental checkup? Call us at (469) 730-0090 to schedule an appointment.

Cosmetic Dentistry

If you need multiple dental treatments, you may be a little overwhelmed deciding which is a priority, which can wait, and how they all fit in with your budget. Our dentist in Mesquite focuses on getting to know his patients to understand how dentistry fits into your real-world life.

woman getting dental treatment in mesquitePersonalized Dental Care

To Dr. Lalani, you are so much more than just your oral health; you are one-of-a-kind and deserve treatment plans tailored to your unique needs. Many patients need to monitor their budget carefully, while others have a busy career or family life that reduces the time they can spend in the dental chair. 

All of these unique considerations matter to us. Our dentist in Mesquite believes in honesty and transparency and will never try to upsell you or push you into a service you don’t want or need. 

If you have a strict budget, he will recommend the most conservative, affordable procedures. For example, he won’t try to sell you a dental crown if he knows that a durable tooth filling will work just as well.

We can also spread out various treatments like cosmetic dentistry over time and perform them in stages, making it easier for you to pay as you go. 

Call Our Mesquite, TX Dental Office

Dr. Lalani would love to meet you to determine your oral health goals and how we can best help you achieve them. Please call Fresh 32 Family Dentistry at (469) 730-0090 to schedule an appointment.

Crowns & Bridges

Tooth loss affects millions of Americans every year. Missing teeth can make it difficult to eat, speak, and chew your food; not to mention, it can harm your oral health and self-esteem. 

illustration of dental bridge in mesquite Custom-Made Dental Crowns in Mesquite

At Fresh 32 Family Dentistry, we offer custom-made tooth replacements to restore your smile’s health and your self-confidence. One of the tooth replacements we provide is a dental bridge

A dental bridge replaces one or more missing teeth in a row. To keep the bridge in place, your dentist will place a dental crown on either side of the tooth gap, which we call abutment teeth. A dental crown can work without a bridge, but a bridge cannot work without a dental crown. 

During your appointment, your dentist will evaluate your oral health and perform an examination. Dr. Lalani will then create a personalized treatment plan to meet your specific needs and aesthetic goals. 

Contact Us About Dental Bridges in Mesquite 

Do you have a gap in your smile and long for attractive pearly whites? Please get in touch with us today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Khurram Lalani. 

We welcome patients from all surrounding areas, including Mesquite, Pleasant Grove, Forney, Lawson, Balch Springs, and Sunnyvale. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Fresh 32 Family Dentistry!

General Dentistry

Dr. Lalani welcomes everyone at Fresh 32 Family Dentistry, whether your teeth and gums are healthy or you need our help with resolving cavities and gum disease. Everyone deserves a healthy smile, and our dentist in Mesquite can help you achieve one!

woman sitting in dental chairFriendly, Judgment-Free Dentistry 

You’re an adult who has a busy career and family life, and the last thing you need is to be judged for missing dental appointments, whatever the reason. Dr. Lalani is more interested in where your oral health is going than where it’s been and is always delighted to help someone who wants to improve their oral health.

A Picture of Your Current Oral Health

The first step is a comprehensive dental exam complete with updated digital x-rays. We’ll also get your medical history and any prescription medications you currently take.

During your exam, Dr. Lalani will use your x-rays and digital intraoral images to show you exactly what’s happening with your oral health. He doesn’t want to just tell you what he sees; he wants you to be informed about your dental needs and make treatment decisions that feel right to you.

Book a Dental Appointment in Mesquite, TX

If you’ve been avoiding a visit to the dentist because of dental anxiety or worry about the cost of treatment, please call us. We will work with all of your needs to ensure that you get the quality dentistry you need and deserve.

Call our Mesquite dental office at (469) 730-0090 to get started.

Dental work can be expensive, which is why Dr. Lalani wants to educate his patients about the importance of routine preventive dental care. We make quality dentistry in Mesquite accessible, and you play your part by staying current with regular exams and teeth cleanings.

man smiling in dental chairKeep Your Dental Costs under Control

The cost of preventive exams and teeth cleanings twice a year is relatively minor compared to waiting and then spending money on expensive treatments like crowns and root canals. Even better, your dental insurance may already cover the cost of these preventive appointments twice a year!

In most cases, it's neglecting your oral health that leads to costly dental work. The purpose of preventive dental appointments at our Mesquite dental office is to find minor problems and treat them before they become significant issues.

It’s a lot easier on your budget and oral health to fill a tiny cavity today than to put off treatment and then have to pay for a crown or bridge down the road. 

Exams and Teeth Cleanings Every Six Months in Mesquite

While some people are more likely to get cavities, gum disease and incur higher dental costs, many can maintain healthy teeth and gums with just two visits to the dentist every year.

Follow it up with excellent brushing and flossing at home and a healthy diet, and you’re on your way to a healthy, problem-free smile.

Schedule a Dental Exam and Cleaning with Us

Is it time for your next six-month dental checkup? Call us at (469) 730-0090 to schedule an appointment.

If you are not in pain, routine exams and teeth cleanings at our Mesquite dental office can keep it that way. Prevention is the name of the game in dentistry, and a checkup today can spare you from the discomfort of a toothache tomorrow.

man smiling in dental chair during an examExams and Teeth Cleanings are Crucial

It is much easier to prevent cavities and gum disease from developing than it is to cure them once they’re already established. When you see Dr. Lalani for exams and dental cleanings every six months, he looks for new conditions that have cropped up since your last checkup.

Finding a small cavity and having our dentist treat it promptly is easier on you, your oral health, and your budget than waiting until you get a toothache and need a filling.

Just because you’re not in pain today doesn’t mean that a problem isn’t developing that needs prompt attention. Cavities, gum disease, and tooth infections can all exist and not become painful or noticeable until much of the damage to your oral health has been done.

Schedule a Dental Checkup in Mesquite, TX

If it’s time for your next dental exam and teeth cleaning, call Fresh 32 Family Dentistry to schedule an appointment. We enjoy helping our patients achieve excellent oral health, and if your smile needs some help, we promise never to judge or lecture you!

Please call us at (469) 730-0090 to get started.

Gum Disease Prevention & Treatment

There’s a saying in dentistry that “you only need to floss the teeth you want to keep,” which tells you what you need to know about the importance of flossing! 

If you already brush twice a day, you’re off to a great start! However, your toothbrush can only do so much, and it certainly can’t reach all the surfaces between your teeth to get rid of plaque and tartar.

woman's hands holding dental flossBrushing and Flossing Work Together

Your brush and floss need to work together to be effective. It’s critical to remove bacteria-filled plaque from all your tooth surfaces because that’s how cavities and gum disease develop.

Add flossing to your routine, and you can be confident you are doing everything you can at home to keep your teeth clean and your gums healthy. 

Floss Once Per Day and Do It Right!

The good news is that you only need to floss once per day. Doing it correctly is the key, so ask your dentist or hygienist for tips on getting the most out of your efforts. Your whole flossing routine shouldn’t take more than 10-15 minutes a day, and you can consider the time spent as an investment in healthy teeth and gums.

Schedule Your Next Teeth Cleaning Appointment in Mesquite

It really is possible to avoid cavities and gum disease this way, as long as you back up your efforts with professional teeth cleanings with a hygienist every six months. If you are due or even overdue for your next hygiene appointment, call our Mesquite, TX dental office to schedule.

If you are not in pain, routine exams and teeth cleanings at our Mesquite dental office can keep it that way. Prevention is the name of the game in dentistry, and a checkup today can spare you from the discomfort of a toothache tomorrow.

man smiling in dental chair during an examExams and Teeth Cleanings are Crucial

It is much easier to prevent cavities and gum disease from developing than it is to cure them once they’re already established. When you see Dr. Lalani for exams and dental cleanings every six months, he looks for new conditions that have cropped up since your last checkup.

Finding a small cavity and having our dentist treat it promptly is easier on you, your oral health, and your budget than waiting until you get a toothache and need a filling.

Just because you’re not in pain today doesn’t mean that a problem isn’t developing that needs prompt attention. Cavities, gum disease, and tooth infections can all exist and not become painful or noticeable until much of the damage to your oral health has been done.

Schedule a Dental Checkup in Mesquite, TX

If it’s time for your next dental exam and teeth cleaning, call Fresh 32 Family Dentistry to schedule an appointment. We enjoy helping our patients achieve excellent oral health, and if your smile needs some help, we promise never to judge or lecture you!

Please call us at (469) 730-0090 to get started.

Root Canal Treatment

The term root canal refers to a structure deep within your tooth. So if your root canal becomes infected due to deep dental cavities, tooth fracture, or persistent gum infection, root canal therapy corrects the issue.

man getting a root canal in Mesquite officeWhat Is a Root Canal in Mesquite?

The best way to understand how root canal treatment in Mesquite, TX works is to visualize your tooth and how it functions. Your teeth must endure powerful forces so you can chew all the tough foods you need to survive. That's why each tooth has a super-hard shell called your tooth enamel. Then, your inner tooth is soft and enriched with living tissue to keep this shell alive and strong.

To support this soft tissue, known as tooth pulp, your tooth must be connected to your nervous and circulatory systems. This happens via your root canal, which is one or more slender conduits that join your tooth pulp via the root to your jaw.

 What Does Root Canal Treatment Involve?

If bacteria has worked its way into and through your tooth pulp, it inevitably enters the root, causing inflammation and pain. Root canal treatment removes all existing infection and seals your inner tooth to guard against future infections. One of our root canal dentists will use modern tools to gently clean your root canals after numbing your mouth.

This procedure results in saving your natural tooth from likely extraction. We invite you to call our Mesquite, TX dental office to learn more about root canal treatment at Fresh 32 Family Dentistry.

Dr. Lalani is a gentle, caring dentist in Mesquite whose goal is to provide comfortable dentistry for his patients. We have designed Fresh 32 Family Dentistry to be a warm and welcoming place, and we provide the same gentle treatment whether you are having a teeth cleaning or root canal. 

man smiling in dental chairYour Comfort Is Our Priority

If you haven’t visited a dental office recently, you may not realize how much the emphasis has shifted to patient comfort over the years. To help you maintain excellent oral health for a lifetime, we must provide a soothing, comfortable experience that makes you feel good about visiting the dentist. 

When it’s time for treatment, we use powerful local anesthetics that numb your tooth so you won’t feel pain during your procedure. We also offer light sedation with nitrous oxide, better known as “laughing gas.”

Knowledge and Information Empower You

Our patients also find it very helpful when we take time to explain what they can expect during a specific procedure. Anxiety often comes from a fear of the unknown, so we take that “unknown” out of the picture.

Answering your questions and being honest and open with you about what to expect also helps build trust, a crucial element of any professional relationship.

Schedule an Appointment at Our Mesquite, TX Dental Office

Dr. Lalani and his dental team would love to meet you and show you how our caring and kind approach to dentistry can benefit you. Please call us to schedule your next dental exam and teeth cleaning at our Mesquite dental office.

Tooth Extraction

While dental extraction will never be our first choice when addressing a damaged tooth, sometimes it is necessary. You can be assured that Dr. Lalani and his team will ensure that you require the procedure and know what to do in each stage.

illustration of extraction of back toothTooth Extraction Process in Mesquite, TX

Before removing a tooth, we will review your history and perform a thorough exam. Before the procedure, Dr. Lalani will take special care to promote your comfort and address any stress you may be feeling. In addition to numbing the area of your mouth, you may also receive nitrous oxide “laughing gas” to promote calmness and leave you feeling pleasantly detached during treatment, with a quick recovery afterward.    

Dental Extraction After-Care and Tooth Replacement

Your top priority after a tooth extraction is to protect the open socket, which is the space left where your tooth roots have occupied. Your socket will be closed by a blood clot after the procedure, and you will need to avoid anything that could damage the clot, such as hot liquids, smoking, or drinking from a straw.

You will want to keep your mouth clean and prevent any infection from that point. Dr. Lalani will provide you with detailed instructions to promote healing. Then, you’ll want to consider your tooth replacement options to avoid secondary problems caused by a missing tooth. For example, the absence of one tooth may contribute to some drifting in the adjoining teeth as they migrate towards the space. This can lead to misalignments and possibly the loss of more teeth.

Our team can offer you several tooth replacements, including dental bridges. We encourage you to share your oral health goals with us so we can help you make the best choice for your smile.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Your teeth are durable structures that boast a coating of the hardest substance found in the human body. Your tooth enamel has the same hardness rating as steel, so you might think it's invulnerable. However, even steel needs protection and maintenance to have a reasonable lifespan, and so too does your smile require upkeep in the form of regular brushing, flossing, and twice-per-year dental exams.

woman smiling while standing on city streetWhy We Use Dental Fillings in Mesquite, TX

Tooth cavities are small pits that eventually become holes in your tooth enamel. They result from a process where bacteria form a sticky film called plaque which, if not removed, cause tooth decay that will eventually create cavities.

This is a progressive condition where decay may break through to the inner portions of your tooth, close to your nerve. If we don't fill the cavity, it will grow larger and larger until it threatens the entire tooth.

Tooth-Colored Fillings Protect Teeth

Long gone are the days when we need to fill a tooth cavity with metallic amalgam. Dr. Lalani instead is proud to use tooth-colored materials when he fills a cavity. This resinous material can create a stable filling with less material, and we can match it to your natural tooth color so that it virtually disappears.

When cavities are in their early stages, you may be completely unaware of their presence. However, as the condition grows, a few tell-tale symptoms will likely appear, such as:

  • Concentrated tooth pain
  • Tooth sensitivity to temperature changes
  • A visible hole or dark spots on your tooth
  • Pain on your tooth's biting surface

If you experience any of these symptoms, we recommend you schedule a check-up immediately so that we may fill your cavity with tooth-colored materials, preserving both the health and beauty of your smile.

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