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Prairie Du Sac: 608-643-8505
1250 Prairie Street, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578
 
Spring Green: 608-588-2122
240 W. Jefferson, Street Spring Green, WI 53588
 
Black Earth: 608-767-3604
1209 Mills Street, Black Earth, WI 53515
 
 
 
 
 
 

FAQ for Prairie Du Sac, Spring Green, Black Earth WI

How do I know when it's time to come in for a checkup?

We recommend that patients with good oral health schedule a checkup and hygiene visit twice each year. If you need more frequent or less frequent visits, we'll let you know. Checkups are important ... Read more

What age do I bring my child for the first visit?

The Pediatric Dental Association suggests that your child first see their dentist approximately 6 months after the eruption of the first tooth or around 1 year of age. At this age we would perform a ... Read more
 

Why are baby teeth important?

Primary teeth, commonly called baby teeth, help children chew and eat, maintain the proper space for permanent teeth, and aid in the normal development of the jawbone, muscles, and speech. Of course, they also add to an attractive appearance.

Do I need X-rays?

To provide optimal care, we take digital X-rays once a year and a Full Mouth/Panoramic every three to five years. Because we use a digital system, our patients are exposed to about 80-percent less ... Read more

My gums bleed after brushing. Is this something to worry about? How does gum disease affect the body?

Bleeding is usually a sign of a problem. When gums bleed, the cause usually stems from the patient brushing too hard or from early-stage gum disease, called gingivitis. Gum disease is the leading ... Read more

What are my options to replace missing teeth?

We offer bridgework, partials, full dentures, and implant restorations to replace missing teeth. Learn more about these services on our services page, then call our office for a consultation. With X-... Read more

How should I handle a dental emergency?

If you or your child experience a dental emergency, remain calm and collected, tend to your child (self), and then call our office or go to your nearest hospital emergency room, depending on the severity of the incident. The following are some tips to help you:
 

Toothache

Clean the affected tooth thoroughly. Rinse with warm water and/or use dental floss to dislodge the food or object causing discomfort. If pain ... Read more
 

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek

Put ice on the affected area and apply firm but gently pressure with a soft cloth or gauze to stop bleeding. If pressure doesn't control blood flow ... Read more
 

Dislodged (Knocked Out) Permanent Tooth

First, locate the tooth. Pick it up by the crown and not the root. DO NOT clean or handle the tooth,... Read more
 

What do you do to maintain a safe and sterilized environment?

We follow strict guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and OSHA. Our practices include sterilizing reusable instruments in an autoclave, then sealing them for the next use; disinfecting ... Read more

Do you accept my insurance?

Dental Insurance plans can be very confusing for patients. Our staff will get your insurance information from you when you call for your first appointment to make sure we are providers for your ... Read more