Frequently Asked Questions

Find Answers To Your Laredo Dental Questions

You should feel confident about who you choose for your Laredo, TX dentist. Davenport Dental Group is committed to helping you make your decision by answering the important questions ahead of time. Whether you need advice about building a new smile or how to pay for it, we’ve got the answers! Check out some of our most frequently asked questions below, then reach out to schedule your appointment at either of our locations. Call us on Junction Drive at 956-242-6745 and in Winfield at 956-517-2695.

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  • Can you help me not be nervous during my appointment?

    Absolutely! We’re very conscious of our patients’ comfort at all times. We have a number of comfort options, including televisions in the operatories, blankets and pillows upon request, a skilled and compassionate staff, and modern tools and technology to speed your appointment. If you would like a little more help, we also offer inhaled dental sedation.

  • Can you fix my broken crown?

    Absolutely! We use CEREC technology at Davenport Dental Group, which means that we can replace a broken crown in a single appointment. We’ll get you out of discomfort and back to a fully-functioning smile in no time! Plus, we offer sedation dentistry so that you can stay calm while we work.

  • My gums are bleeding. Is that bad?

    Bleeding gums almost always indicate some level of gum disease. Caught early, gum disease is fairly easy to treat. Not correcting the problem can lead to much more painful and expensive problems. Call our office to schedule an appointment.

  • What are my alternatives to braces?

    Want to straighten your teeth but don’t want to be stuck wearing metal braces? We understand completely! Clear aligners, also known as ClearCorrect, can complete your orthodontic work without any metal in your mouth! In fact, most people won’t even notice that you’re having work done. ClearCorrect is a great alternative to braces for adults who are working, teens who are self-conscious, etc.

  • Do you replace missing teeth?

    We offer several options to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are an extremely durable option to replace one missing tooth or to anchor a restoration such as a bridge or a full arch of dentures. We also provide traditional bridgework to replace one or several missing teeth and traditional partial and full dentures.

  • What should I do when I have a toothache?

    A toothache is often a sign that a tooth is broken or infected (or both). It’s important that you call us as soon as you notice the pain so that we can get you into the office for an emergency appointment. In the meantime, you can take ibuprofen to relieve the pain. A saltwater rinse might also help your mouth feel better until you can get to the office for complete pain relief and a return to normalcy.

  • I need a lot of work done. Can you do it all?

    There’s no way to be certain without seeing you and performing an examination. However, we offer a very broad range of dental procedures. Dr. Davenport has successfully treated many complex dental problems. We offer a service known as full-mouth reconstruction. It’s a completely personalized and comprehensive approach that combines a number of different procedures to give you a healthy mouth and your best smile.

  • Do you see children?

    We love children, and our staff is great with them. Whether it’s your child’s first dental appointment or tenth, we make sure that every appointment is as fun and relaxed as possible. Oh, and we also love seniors, adults, and teens. We provide  a very wide range of dental services for people of all ages.

  • Do you offer emergency dental care?

    Absolutely! We have doctors at two locations who can help you if you’re in severe pain, if a tooth has come out or been knocked out, or if you’re experiencing facial swelling or jaw pain. If you think it’s an emergency, it probably is. Get emergency dental care by calling one of our two Laredo, TX locations at once.

  • Should I get dental implants?

    There are some good reasons you should consider dental implants if you are missing teeth. Implants replace the roots of your missing teeth. They can hold crowns, bridges, and dentures securely in your mouth. Implants also can prevent the bone loss that can occur after you lose teeth. Plus, implants can restore your bite so you can eat the foods that you love again.

  • How can you bring out the best in my smile?

    We offer several services to enhance and protect your smile. From preventive care to full-mouth reconstructions, you have your choice of a full range of options that include:

    • General dentistry for the whole family
    • Cosmetic dentistry for aesthetic and health benefits
    • Restorative dentistry for ideal function
    • TMJ dysfunction and teeth grinding treatment for pain relief
  • Which doctor will be treating me at my preferred location?

    You have your choice of excellent care! Dr. Dick Davenport or Dr. Alessandro Vallone will see you at Junction Drive, and Dr. Matt is available at our Winfield location.

  • What are my payment options?

    We are an in-network dental provider for the following insurance companies:

    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Delta Dental Premier
    • Cigna

    Be sure to check with your provider for specific insurance information. We also accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards from:

    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • American Express
    • Discover

    We’re also happy to accept CareCredit or work with you on in-office financing. You deserve to have your dream smile, and we’ll do everything we can to make it affordable!

  • How are you able to give me a crown in one day?

    Through the marvel of modern technology! We’ve invested in CEREC same-day crown technology for both locations, which means we can customize a brand-new dental crown for you in just a couple of hours. That means one visit and no temporary crown!

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