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Frequently Asked Questions

At Torrado Dental, we understand that some patients may have questions about their dental care. To help you feel more comfortable and informed when you visit our dentists in Rochester, NY, we have provided answers to some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive. We invite you to read through the questions below. If you have any further questions about what you can expect during your visit at Torrado Dental, we welcome you to call our office today. We are always happy to help!

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I come to the dentist?

It is recommended to get a check up every 6 months, sometimes more depending on your dental needs and health.

When should I bring my child to the dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) states that children should go to the dentist shortly after their first tooth erupts or by the age of 1.

How safe are dental x-rays?

  • Dental x-rays are safe for adults and children due to the low amount of radiation exposure. Women who are expecting are not recommended to have x-rays taken during their pregnancy unless it is an emergency.
  • Dental x-rays have very low radiation (1.5 MREM) compared to CAT scans (>200MREM) and mammograms (72 MREM).
  • We place a lead apron over your chest, abdomen, and pelvic region to prevent any unnecessary radiation exposure to your vital organs. All x-rays except for panoramic x- rays have an apron with a lead collar to protect your thyroid area.
  • Our office also uses digital instead of film, which reduces your exposure to radiation even more.
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Why do my gums always bleed?

Bleeding gums are caused by inadequate removal of plaque. For instance, lack of flossing and not properly brushing your teeth. Plaque that has not been properly brushed and flossed off after a certain amount of time may calcify and turn into calculus or “tartar”. This can only be removed by a dental professional.

How important is flossing?

Flossing is very important because cleaning in-between the teeth removes plaque that can lead to cavities or gum disease from the areas where a toothbrush can't quite reach.

Why do I have to take antibiotics before my dental appointment?

You may have had a condition or surgery in the past that puts you at risk for an infection. Routine dental cleanings and dental treatment can allow bacteria to enter the bloodstream. We want to prevent the possibility any infections elsewhere in the body.

FOr any questions or concerns about our covid-19 policies, contact us today at 585-442-1900. We want you make sure everyone is safe and healthy during these times.

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Phone: 585-442-1900

Fax: 585-442-2382

Email: generalmail@torradodental.com

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Hours: Monday through Friday

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM