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  • Dr. Saul N. Miller, DDS - Philadelphia, PA - Dentist

    What are the risks of not getting a root canal?

    Unfortunately, if a root canal is indicated, the only alternative is extraction. If treatment is delayed, the potential for serious infection can result. A filling will not resolve the problem, and antibiotics will not permanently resolve the infection. If the patient decides to have the tooth extracted, c...Read More
  • Dr. Saul N. Miller, DDS - Philadelphia, PA - Dentist

    How are oral health problems diagnosed?

    Oral problems are diagnosed by clinical exam and evaluation, consideration of symptoms, testing including radiographs, tooth vitality testing and biopsy where indicated. The findings and results are used to determine a diagnosis, cause and treatment.

    At times the problem or tooth may seem obvious,...Read More
  • Dr. Saul N. Miller, DDS - Philadelphia, PA - Dentist

    Will dentures make me look different?

    Dentures can certainly affect your appearance. If you have existing dentures and you wish to make changes in them which you feel will affect and improve your appearance, this should be discussed with your dentist prior to start of treatment. Your dentist will review with you the changes possible, if any, and...Read More
  • Dr. Saul N. Miller, DDS - Philadelphia, PA - Dentist

    How long do dentures usually last?

    Dentures can often last for many many years. 

    The real question is "How often should new dentures be made?" 

    You should have your mouth and dentures evaluated annually. If there is significant wear, fractures or deterioration of the dentures, new dentures may be indicated. Of course, it may...Read More
  • Dr. Saul N. Miller, DDS - Philadelphia, PA - Dentist

    How can dentures improve my health?

    You most likely will be able to eat and chew better, thereby improving digestion and improving your health. The variety of foods that you will be able to eat should increase, allowing for improved nutrition.

    From a psychological viewpoint, you should feel better about your appearance and smile...Read More
  • Dr. Saul N. Miller, DDS - Philadelphia, PA - Dentist

    How can I make sure I've chosen the right dentist?

    Finding a dentist with whom you are comfortable and who provides quality care can often be a challenge; however, the vast majority of dentists care very much about quality and the comfort of their patients. That being said, in addition to finding a dentist who performs treatment with care, skill and

    ...Read More
  • Dr. Saul N. Miller, DDS - Philadelphia, PA - Dentist

    What are the risks of not getting a root canal?

    Unfortunately, if a root canal is indicated, the only alternative is extraction. If treatment is delayed, the potential for serious infection can result. A filling will not resolve the problem, and antibiotics will not permanently resolve the infection. If the patient decides to have the tooth extracted, c...Read More
  • Dr. Saul N. Miller, DDS - Philadelphia, PA - Dentist

    What happens after a root canal?

    If there is sufficient remaining tooth structure to restore (fix up) the tooth, root canal treatment may be the treatment of choice to avoid tooth removal and then replacement with a bridge or implant restoration.

    It must be noted that often a crown (cap) is necessary to restore a root canal treated...Read More
  • Dr. Saul N. Miller, DDS - Philadelphia, PA - Dentist

    Does insurance cover porcelain dental veneers?

    Dental insurance does not usually provide benefits for cosmetic treatment. Veneers are considered an elective cosmetic procedure and therefore are not covered by most dental plans. Also, when veneers are being placed, several teeth are usually involved and treatment would often exceed the maximum...Read More
  • Dr. Saul N. Miller, DDS - Philadelphia, PA - Dentist

    Does insurance cover a traditional dental bridge?

    Yes, no and maybe.

    Some insurance plans cover crowns at the benefit level they allow for major services and prosthetics. Other plans may cover single crowns at a somewhat higher level. There may be a deductible and copay with the amount determined by the insurance contract. Some plans do not cover&...Read More
  • Dr. Saul N. Miller, DDS - Philadelphia, PA - Dentist

    What could happen if I choose not to have dental x-rays?

    Dental radiographs are an essential diagnostic tool for evaluation of your oral health. Even with a thorough visual clinical examination there may be conditions that can only be detected with radiographs. Radiographs are important for diagnosis of decay, periodontal disease, impacted teeth, missing...Read More
  • Dr. Saul N. Miller, DDS - Philadelphia, PA - Dentist

    How often do I need to have dental x-rays?

    Dental radiographs are an essential diagnostic tool for evaluation of your oral health. Even with a thorough visual clinical examination there may be conditions that can only be detected with radiographs. Radiographs are important for diagnosis of decay, periodontal disease, impacted teeth, missing...Read More
  • Dr. Saul N. Miller, DDS - Philadelphia, PA - Dentist

    What is the purpose of dental x-rays?

    Dental radiographs are an essential diagnostic tool for evaluation of your oral health. Even with a thorough visual clinical examination there may be conditions that can only be detected with radiographs. Radiographs are important for diagnosis of decay, periodontal disease, impacted teeth, missing...Read More
  • Dr. Saul N. Miller, DDS - Philadelphia, PA - Dentist

    Does insurance cover dental x-rays?

    Dental radiographs are usually covered by dental insurance; however, there may be deductibles and copays even for diagnostic services. Also, benefits are limited by annual maximums, frequency limits and other restrictions.

    As with so many things, "you can't assume" that you will be covered for r...Read More
  • Dr. Saul N. Miller, DDS - Philadelphia, PA - Dentist

    What does dental insurance cover?

    Dental insurance can cover many services at various benefit levels or very few services at 100% if you go to a dentist who participates with your carrier.

    There are HMO type plans in which the patient must see a specific dentist. HMO type plans usually have diagnostic, preventive and sometime...Read More