Dental Health FAQs Monroe, NC

We are currently accepting new patients and are happy to answer your questions and address your concerns during your visit with us.

Do you see children?

Dr. Hess sees children who are comfortable in a family dentist office setting. It is recommended that children come in for their first visit by the age of 3 when all of the primary teeth have erupted.

Do you offer cosmetic dentistry?

Dr. Hess has extensive training and experience as a cosmetic dentist and offers a wide range of cosmetic treatments to address both dental health and cosmetic concerns.

Do you place dental implants?

Dr. Hess will coordinate the surgical phase of the dental implant process with a local oral surgeon and will place the final restoration in his Monroe dentist office. The dental implant typically takes three to six months for the implant to heal and fully integrate with the jawbone.

Do you treat TMJ?

Dr. Hess is one of the most highly trained dentist on the area for the diagnosis and treatment of complex bite problems such as TMJ. Contact our office to schedule a consultation.

What do I do if I have a dental emergency?

If you have a dental emergency, contact our office for further instruction. If your emergency is taking place during normal office hours, we will do our best to see you as quickly as possible. For emergencies happening after hours or during the weekend, contact our office for an an emergency number to reach the dentist. We will get in touch with you quickly to recommend a course of treatment.

How often should I visit the dentist for teeth cleaning and check-up?

Dr. Hess recommends that most patients visit the dentist every six months. Some patients may benefit from more frequent visits to bring their teeth to optimal health.