Frequently Asked Questions

When Do I Come in for a Regular Dental Checkup?

Dr. Satnick recommends scheduling checkups and hygiene visits twice a year. Checkups are important because we might find signs of potential problems—even if you don’t notice any pain or problems in your mouth. The earlier we discover issues, the sooner we can treat them, and the better your chances of enjoying year-round dental health. Getting your teeth professionally cleaned also rids your teeth of calculus and removes the plaque that causes gum disease.

Are X-Rays Necessary?

Yes. Digital radiographs of your mouth structures allow us to see detailed images of your teeth, gums, and jaw. We can give you a better diagnosis and treatment plan with the more specific knowledge gained with DEXIS Digital Radiograph. Addressing problems early allows to us to utilize conservative dentistry methods to restore health to your smile.

Should I Be Concerned About Bleeding Gums?

Yes. Healthy gums should not bleed especially just from the simple act of brushing your teeth.  If your gums bleed during or after you brush, you may be brushing too hard—or you may have gum disease.  We can discuss your tooth brushing habits, offering advice about the right products and techniques for your unique smile. If you have gum disease, we may recommend a deep hygiene treatment to arrest the disease and restore your gum health.

Do I Have Options for Replacing My Missing Teeth?

Dr. Satnick provides bridgework, partials, full dentures, and implant restorations to replace missing teeth. After a thorough examination and an in-depth discussion about your concerns and goals, Dr. Satnick helps you determine the best teeth replacement option for your smile. Learn more about our dentures and dental implant services.

Can Dr. Satnick Make My Smile Brighter?

At our Ventura cosmetic dental office, we can make your smile up to 16 shades brighter with our teeth whitening services. The KöR Deep Bleaching system is so safe anyone from the age of 14 to 90 can use it. And it’s extremely effective, too—the only teeth whitening product that can whiten teeth stained by the antibiotic, tetracycline.

Are There Alternatives to the CPAP for My Sleep Apnea?

Yes, there are CPAP alternatives for treating sleep apnea. Our Ventura California dentistry understands that not everyone benefits from the CPAP machines, and may need other sleep apnea therapies to breathe easier during the night. Dr. Satnick primarily uses The Moses oral appliance, which is FDA-approved for the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

What if I Have a Dental Emergency?

Please call our office immediately at (805) 639-3050. If you experience a dental emergency during our business hours, we do our best to get you a same-day appointment. If your dental emergency occurs after business hours, simply follow the instructions on our answering machine.

How do I Make an Appointment with Dr. Satnick?

Please call us at (805) 639-3050, or you can request an appointment through our website. We welcome new patients to our Ventura dental practice, and we offer a wide array of dental services in Ventura California to take care of you and your family.