What is this bubble in my gums?

This blog is prompted by a phone call I received from a panicking family member.  This family member said there was a boil or bubble under the lip in their gums near their tooth. They weren't having pain at this time but this is an abscess formation and can be the sign of a chronic issue.

Will I also get a cleaning at my first appointment?

Did I also schedule a cleaning?  This is a common question we get when a patient comes in for their new patient experience.  

Do I really need X-Rays?

Patients are always concerned about xrays.  Rightfully so!  You are concerned about radiation.  Concerned about cost.  Will your insurance cover them all?  All great questions.