Dr. Jake Sladky
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

When it comes to your oral health, we understand that you may have questions – and you should!

At Sladky Family Dental, we encourage our patients to ask questions and learn more about their oral health because it empowers them to make the right decisions for their dental care.

Here are some of the questions we hear most often; however, if your question is not answered here, feel free to give us call!

Other

  • You may be numb for several hours following the procedure. Avoid chewing in the area until numbness wears off.
  • Your gums and injection site may be sore for several days. If necessary, take Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) to minimize your discomfort.
  • You may experience temperature sensitivity for a few weeks. This should subside over time.
  • If temporary crown placed, avoid sticky or crunchy foods. Keep teeth clean by brushing and flossing, but be sure to pull the floss out towards your cheek so as not to pop the temporary off. Please call us if your temporary crown comes loose.
  • If permanent crown cemented, wait 24 hours before resuming normal use.
  • If your bite is high or doesn’t feel right once the numbness wears off, please let us know so we can re-evaluate it and address as needed.
  • You may be numb for several hours following the procedure.
  • Avoid chewing in the area until numbness wears off.
  • The injection and surgical sites may be sore for several days.
  • A small amount of bleeding, swelling, and discomfort is normal for the first 2-3 days.
  • Take Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) to minimize your discomfort.
  • Leave the surgical site alone for the first 48 hours except for swishing with warm salt water.
  • You may gently brush the area after the first 48 hours.
  • Avoid eating food which may become lodged in the surgical site – a soft diet is best for 3-4 days.
  • Avoid playing or disturbing any stitches.
  • You may be numb for several hours following the procedure. Avoid chewing in the area until numbness wears off.
  • Your gums and injection site may be sore for several days. If necessary, take Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) to minimize your discomfort.
  • You may experience temperature sensitivity for a few weeks. This should subside over time.
  • If your bite is high or doesn’t feel right once the numbness wears off, please let us know so we can re-evaluate it and address as needed.
  • Wear your appliance every night! It won’t protect your teeth if it is on your dresser.
  • It may take a few weeks to get used to it – excessive saliva and removing the appliance are a normal part of this process.
  • Keep your appliance away from pets – dogs love to chew on them.
  • Let us know if you develop any bite changes or if significant discomfort occurs in your jaw joint/muscles.
  • Care Instructions: Rinse your appliance with water after use. Brush with your toothbrush and mouth rinse (consistent use of toothpaste will wear the plastic). Use a dental acrylic (denture) cleaner 1-2 times per month to remove visible build-up.
  • Bring your appliance to your dental cleanings and we will clean it in our ultrasonic for you!
  • You may be numb for several hours following the procedure. Avoid chewing in the area until numbness wears off.
  • Your gums and injection site may be sore for several days. If necessary, take Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) to minimize your discomfort.
  • You will experience tenderness when chewing in this area for a few weeks.  
  • If your bite is high or doesn’t feel right once the numbness wears off, please let us know so we can re-evaluate it and address as needed.

Dental Insurance | Glendale WI DentistWe know that dental insurance can be confusing; this is especially true because every plan is unique in its coverage. For this reason, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always on hand to help you understand how to navigate and maximize your insurance benefits.

Most insurance plans will pay a percentage of your treatment cost, after a deductible and up to a maximum, and then you’re responsible for the remaining balance. We will always discuss treatment costs and insurance benefit coverage with you prior to starting any treatment procedure. This way, there are no surprises when you come in for treatment, and you can feel comfortable about fitting your care into your budget.

We never want finances to deter our patients from getting the dental care they need, and delaying your needed treatment often results in even bigger problems for your oral health. This is why we offer a number of convenient payment options to help you get your treatment done when you need it. This includes options for breaking treatment costs into affordable monthly payments. Contact our office to learn more about your options and get your treatment scheduled.

Dental Implants

A tooth that is missing or compromised greatly affects the quality of your life. Eating and chewing the foods you would normally enjoy is challenging, and smiling or talking to others is embarrassing. A dental implant in Glendale, WI is the best solution to replace your failing tooth, and here is why.

A dental implant uses a titanium post that is surgically placed into your jawbone to take the place of your root. This helps to protect your bone from deterioration by keeping it stimulated and healthy. A new tooth made of ceramic porcelain is designed to closely mimic and replace your missing tooth. It's custom shaded to match your existing teeth, so it is aesthetically appealing for your smile.

Dental implants are a highly successful treatment with a 95% success rate. They also offer great longevity as they can often last a lifetime with the right care. For these reasons, they are the best long term investment you can make in your oral health when you are missing a tooth.

If you would like to learn more about dental implants and if they might work for you, contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Sladky today.

Dentures and Partials

Dentures have been a common tooth replacement option for many years. But today’s modern dentures are not the fake-looking teeth replacements you might have tried in the past. Dentures today are more comfortable and look more natural than ever.

We offer a variety of different types of dentures at our Glendale practice.

Partial dentures – These are a great option if you have gaps in your smile but your remaining teeth are still healthy. Partials can be made to fit with your remaining teeth or with dental implants. These must be removed at night for cleaning, but while you wear them during the day, you’ll note that they fit quite securely.

Full dentures – Made for those who have lost all of their teeth, these are meticulously designed to fit better than ever. This means you can eat, speak, and laugh comfortably. They are made to function well and to look natural.

Implant supported dentures &mndash; This option combines the affordability and dentures with the security of implants. Implants are strategically placed in your jawbone and dentures will snap right onto them, holding them securely in place.

Don’t let your past experience with dentures keep you from trying again. Dentures provide an excellent tooth replacement that can give you back your self-confidence and your ability to eat your favorite foods once again.

Extractions

  • You may be numb for several hours following the procedure.
  • Avoid chewing in the area until numbness wears off.
  • The injection and surgical sites may be sore for several days.
  • A small amount of bleeding, swelling, and discomfort is normal for the first 2-3 days.
  • Take Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) to minimize your discomfort.
  • Leave the surgical site alone for the first 48 hours except for swishing with warm salt water.
  • You may gently brush the area after the first 48 hours.
  • Avoid eating food which may become lodged in the surgical site – a soft diet is best for 3-4 days.
  • Avoid playing or disturbing any stitches.

Porcelain Crowns, Bridges, and Veneers

  • You may be numb for several hours following the procedure. Avoid chewing in the area until numbness wears off.
  • Your gums and injection site may be sore for several days. If necessary, take Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) to minimize your discomfort.
  • You may experience temperature sensitivity for a few weeks. This should subside over time.
  • If temporary crown placed, avoid sticky or crunchy foods. Keep teeth clean by brushing and flossing, but be sure to pull the floss out towards your cheek so as not to pop the temporary off. Please call us if your temporary crown comes loose.
  • If permanent crown cemented, wait 24 hours before resuming normal use.
  • If your bite is high or doesn’t feel right once the numbness wears off, please let us know so we can re-evaluate it and address as needed.

At Sladky Family Dental, we’re committed to using the highest quality dental materials to ensure our patients will enjoy esthetically pleasing and durable restorations for years to come. We focus on using metal-free restorations to promote better health and esthetics.

For dental fillings, we use composite resin, which is pliable and easy for Dr. Sladky to work with. Because it’s bonded directly to your tooth, composite also requires less tooth structure to be removed, which preserves more of your natural tooth structure and fits well with Dr. Sladky’s conservative philosophy for treatment. He can also customize your composite filling to match your existing teeth so it’s not noticeable when you smile.

Our crowns are fabricated from high quality porcelain that is also very durable and easy to customize for esthetics. Porcelain is designed to last for many years with excellent home care and regular dental checkups, making crowns a great choice for restoring your tooth.

If you find yourself with a tooth in need of repair, we encourage you to contact our office and learn more about your options. With Dr. Sladky’s skills and commitment to your oral health, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands for your tooth repair.

Dentist Patient | Dental Crowns Glendale WI Dr. Sladky takes great care to customize dental restorations that not only complement your smile, but also mimic the shape and structure of your tooth so you will have excellent function as well as a beautiful smile. This is especially important with dental crowns, which can typically be completed in two appointments at Sladky Family Dental.

Dental crowns are needed when your tooth has sustained more damage or injury than a dental filling can repair. A crown will restore form, beauty, and function to your smile.

We’ll begin by preparing your tooth for the crown and creating a temporary crown that you’ll wear while your final restoration is being fabricated at a dental laboratory in the area. Dr. Sladky works with only the best dental laboratories around Milwaukee to ensure that you’re receiving the highest quality restoration built to his specifications.

After 1 to 2 weeks, your final restoration will be complete and you’ll return to our office to have Dr. Sladky permanently place it. During this appointment, he takes great care to ensure that your crown fits properly and is aligned with your bite correctly so you’ll be able to chew, brush, and floss like normal.

If you think you may need tooth repair, give us a call today to schedule a consultation. We can help determine the best treatment options for your needs.

Preventative Care

Preventative care is truly the foundation for achieving and maintaining optimum oral health.Dental Office Chair | Glendale WI Dentist

Your regular dental cleanings are an important part of your preventative routine. Cleanings should take place every six months in order to monitor your oral health and also remove the excess plaque buildup from your teeth that is responsible for causing issues such as tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease.

For patients who are already struggling with gum disease, a deep cleaning may be required. Also known as scaling and root planing, a deep cleaning goes beneath the gum line to remove the plaque and tartar buildup causing the infection known as gum disease. This procedure is needed to help you control the infection and reclaim your oral health. Because there’s no cure for periodontal disease, you’ll also need additional cleaning visits throughout the year to help you maintain your oral health and keep your condition at bay.

At Sladky Family Dental, our highly skilled hygiene team is well equipped to help you with any type of cleaning you may need. It is our goal to help you achieve and maintain optimum oral health, and your preventative care appointments will help us do this.

Dental X-Rays | Glendale WI DentistX-rays are an important diagnostic tool that Dr. Sladky uses to detect dental concerns early on and see what’s going on internally in your mouth. This allows him to see issues such as tooth decay, breakdown, or fractures, which are most effectively treated in their earliest stage. Early detection gives you the opportunity to treat these issues with less invasive treatment procedures.

Many patients are concerned about the amount of radiation they receive from x-rays. At Sladky Family Dental, we are committed to utilizing advanced technology that is designed to make each patient’s experience more comfortable and safe. We use digital x-rays, which emit 80% less radiation than the standard x-rays of the past. So you can rest assured they are very safe and are a much-needed resource for maintaining optimum oral health.

Dr. Sladky and his team are committed to using state-of-the-art technology to make treatment diagnosis and procedures more comfortable and efficient for you. Digital x-rays are one of the ways we do this because they offer a clearer picture of your teeth that is available immediately so that Dr. Sladky is able to diagnose in a more timely and accurate manner.

Digital x-rays are a benefit to both our doctor and our patients. If you'd like to schedule an appointment with our experienced team, don't hesitate to give us a call today for more information! 

Root Canals

  • You may be numb for several hours following the procedure. Avoid chewing in the area until numbness wears off.
  • Your gums and injection site may be sore for several days. If necessary, take Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) to minimize your discomfort.
  • You will experience tenderness when chewing in this area for a few weeks.  
  • If your bite is high or doesn’t feel right once the numbness wears off, please let us know so we can re-evaluate it and address as needed.

It starts off as a slight twinge in your tooth when you're eating or drinking a cold beverage. You don't think too much about it because it goes away quickly. Then next you know, your tooth is starting to hurt, but Ibuprofen seems to do the trick, so you don't worry. Before you know it, your tooth is waking you up at night, and now you've got a full blown toothache. You visit your dentist to find that you need a root canal in Glendale, WI. How did this happen?

Decay in your tooth often starts off as sensitivity to hot or cold. If you are proactive and have your tooth checked out with your dentist, a dental filling can often eliminate the decay and strengthen your tooth. If decay is left untreated, it will progress to the nerve, or pulp of your tooth and cause an infection and this is when a root canal becomes necessary to eliminate the decay and preserve your tooth.

Trauma or an injury to your tooth may also require root canal therapy. If you are experiencing sensitivity or pain contact Sladky Family Dental right away to be seen for treatment.

At Sladky Family Dental, we understand that the idea of root canal treatment can be a little worrisome. After all, root canals are painful, right?

Not so! We perform comfortable root canals in our Glendale, WI dental office that actually relieve rather than cause pain, leaving no reason to postpone your root canal treatment. In fact, doing so can have disastrous results.

Putting Off Root Canal Treatment

If you have an infection in your tooth, putting it off may result in the need for an extraction. Leaving your tooth infected also becomes quite painful, causing inflammation, as well as jaw and facial pain.

We Can Help

We never want you to suffer needlessly. At Sladky Family Dental, we use rotary endodontic instruments for the fastest and most successful root canal treatment available today. Because your comfort is number one, we always make sure you are completely numb before we even begin treating your tooth.

Don’t let dental anxiety cause you to put off treatment because we can potentially save your tooth and your smile. For more information about root canals in Glendale, WI, give us a call.

We warmly welcome new patients and treat dental emergencies as quickly as possible.

Teeth Whitening

Smile | Teeth Whitening Glendale WI If you’re considering whitening your teeth, we encourage you to discuss your goals with Dr. Sladky. It might seem easier to purchase whitening products at your local grocery store; however, these products are often not able to achieve the results you hope for, and there are many benefits that professional whitening treatments offer.

At Sladky Family Dental, we offer two convenient options for whitening your teeth that achieve the amazing results our patients expect.

Our take-home whitening system consists of custom whitening trays made from impressions we take of your teeth. We’ve found that custom-made trays better protect your gums and soft tissues from the harmful effects of excess whitening gel. Because you’re able to whiten your teeth at home on your own schedule, you’ll be able to update your smile whenever it’s needed. Our patients love the freedom that take-home whitening trays offer.

For more complex whitening cases requiring both in-office and at-home whitening options, we recommend KöR. It’s proven to remove the tough stains and discoloration that many of our patients have been dealing with for years. While this whitening system requires a few appointments at our office, KöR is able to achieve phenomenal results that are proven to last, with less sensitivity than most whitening products.  

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