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Frequently Asked Dentistry Questions

Please click on any of the questions below to reveal the answers to some of our patient's most popular questions. Don't see an answer below to an inquiry you have? Feel free to contact our dental office - our friendly team is always available to help!

Do you see children?

Of course! Dr. Michitti enjoys welcoming whole families, including young patients who still have their baby teeth. Our team will be sure to take a gentle approach with your son or daughter, providing check-ups, cleanings, fun lessons about brushing and flossing, dental sealants, fluoride treatment, and other services that help strengthen and protect growing smiles.

My gums bleed when I brush my teeth. Is that normal?

No. If your gum tissue is bleeding at any point, there’s a problem, and that problem is typically the presence of a common infection known as gum (periodontal) disease. While relatively harmless at first, untreated cases of gum disease can quickly grow out of control and cause irreparable damage to your oral health – that’s why we stress the importance of early diagnosis and effective treatment. At Lifetime Dental of Agawam, we offer several options for combating gum disease and restoring oral health, including scaling and root planing, state-of-the-art soft tissue laser treatment, and more.

I’m experiencing a lot of jaw pain recently. Can your team help?

Chronic pain that’s located in the face and/or jaw is a common sign of TMJ disorder, which is caused by some kind of dysfunction that’s negatively affecting the patient’s temporomandibular (jaw) joints. Please let Dr. Michitti know about your discomfort right away; he will perform a thorough diagnostic assessment to determine the truth behind your condition. If TMJ disorder is the cause, restorative adjustments or occlusal splint therapy may be able to help relieve your troubling symptoms and provide long-term relief.

Can you improve the appearance of my smile?

Definitely. Our Agawam, MA dental office offers several cosmetic dentistry services that are designed to erase common flaws and help you show off your pearly whites with a renewed sense of self-confidence, including porcelain veneers, teeth whitening solutions, metal-free restorations, direct bonding, and more. Contact us today to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Michitti!

Do you see emergency cases?

Yes! Dr. Michitti understands how sudden and frightening dental emergencies can be, especially when they involve your children and loved ones – that’s why he strives to see these urgent cases as soon as possible. Our team can also provide valuable first-aid information over the phone, as well as recommendations for whether an emergency room visit is necessary.

Will you take my insurance?

We see patients with several different kinds of insurance. We are in-network providers with BlueCross BlueShield and Delta Dental. Additionally, our team will be happy to file paperwork for other PPO plans on your behalf to help maximize your available benefits. Our goal is to make the payment process simple, smooth, and headache-free. Visit our new patients page for more information.

I don’t have dental insurance. Are there other options for payment?

Yes! For patients and families without insurance (or those who would like to pursue elective services that aren’t covered by typical plans), convenient financing through CareCredit is available. These payment plans are predictable, affordable, and feature low (or even NO) interest. Apply for CareCredit here!


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