Andrew Jung DDS
General and Cosmetic Dentistry
(562) 595-4147

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

Patient education is one of the important services we provide at the office of Andrew R. Jung, DDS. There's a lot to know about keeping your smile healthy and beautiful, so we don't expect you to be an expert. That is why we encourage you to ask questions whenever anything is not clear. When we know what your concerns are, we can provide you with thoughtful answers to help you make important decisions about your dental care.

There are certain questions we're asked all the time, and we've shared some of them here. But there's a lot to know about your dental care, and your question may not be answered. Please feel free to call our office at (562) 424-0777, or, if you prefer, fill out our convenient online form and let us know what's on your mind.

 

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We work with all indemnity insurance plans (also referred to as "reimbursement" plans) that allow you to choose your own dentist.

Our expert insurance coordinator, Mylene, will process your claim and provide you with an estimate of benefits coverage prior to treatment so you know what to expect even before we begin.

Many dentists have the training necessary to treat your family’s oral health needs. But practicing dentistry isn’t just about education.

Whenever you place yourself in the hands of a healthcare professional, the relationship should be based on trust, caring, and understanding. Dental care is personal, and a good dentist for you is one who is willing to take the time to sit with you and listen carefully to your concerns.

At the office of Andrew R. Jung, DDS, every member of our team will go out of their way to help you feel welcome. We pride ourselves on making our patients feel like family by developing long-term, trusting relationships. When we understand what’s important to you, we can adjust your treatment accordingly. That is the foundation for truly customized care!

From the moment you arrive at our Long Beach, CA dental office, you will see we’re a dental practice like no other. You will be greeted warmly by our wonderful receptionist, Mylene, who will make sure you are seen promptly. During your brief wait, you can enjoy a cup of coffee in our comfortable, homey reception area, complete with a fish tank for a soothing distraction to help you relax.

The best way for you to know if we are right for you is to give us a call to arrange your next dental appointment. We’re sure that after one visit with us, the choice will be obvious!

Gentle Dentistry

Keeping up with your dental care is important. If you are compromising your good oral health because of anxiety about dental visits, we can help.

Dr. Andrew R. Jung and our team have a reputation for providing exceptionally gentle care. Your needs and concerns are important to us, and we will take the time to understand them so we can provide you with care that’s appropriate for you. We won’t ever start a procedure until we’re sure that you understand what we’re doing, why we’re doing it, and how it will benefit your oral health.

We understand what it’s like to be apprehensive about dental visits. Dental anxiety is very common, and you should never feel embarrassed about sharing your concerns with us. When we know you are worried, we will take the extra steps necessary to tailor your treatment to your specific needs.

Soothing amenities like chairside headphones for listening to music, soft blankets to keep you warm, and sunglasses to shield the bright light from your eyes all make your treatment as comfortable as possible. We also offer nitrous oxide for those who need a little extra help relaxing.

Don’t settle for just "enduring" dental appointments. At the office of Andrew R. Jung, DDS, we’ll show you how gentle dentistry can change the way you look at your oral healthcare! Please give us a call to arrange your next appointment.

Laser Dentistry

You deserve the best that dentistry has to offer, and our goal is to provide you with the highest standard of dental care possible. This requires a commitment on our part to stay current with all the latest technology, materials, and techniques.

Every advancement in dentistry is another opportunity for us to deliver care that is faster, easier, and more comfortable.

Dr. Andrew R. Jung has been practicing dentistry for over 25 years, and in that time, he has spent hundreds of hours pursuing continuing education. Staying current allows him to provide you with services like cosmetic dental treatments that look as natural as possible and laser dentistry to ensure your complete comfort. He stays current with techniques and materials to ensure that he is using the highest quality material for procedures like dental implant restorations.

Dr. Jung is proud to provide these advanced services to ensure that you receive state-of-the-art treatment at our Long Beach, CA dental office every time you visit.

Combining these up-to-date procedures with compassionate care and attention to detail means that you can always expect a pleasant dental experience and exceptional results. Please call to arrange an appointment to learn more about all the ways we make your treatment more efficient and more comfortable.

Porcelain Veneers

The great thing about modern dentistry is that there is often more than one solution for a problem. This gives us the flexibility to offer treatments that are exactly right for you in every way.

The best place to start is with a commitment-free consultation at our Long Beach dental office. We will spend some time chatting with you to understand your concerns and how you want us to help. If you are unsure about the direction of your treatment, we will recommend all suitable options and help you decide which works for you.

Improving the appearance of teeth with braces is certainly an option, but it’s not your only option. Our patients love porcelain veneers because they do a great job of concealing a variety of cosmetic dental flaws. In addition to mild tooth misalignment, porcelain veneers can be used to conceal flaws like chips, cracks, and severe discoloration. Veneers can be placed on a single tooth or multiple teeth. They’re versatile and look so natural that actors, actresses, and models have used them for years.

With so many possibilities for correcting esthetic dental problems, you really don’t need to live with a smile you don’t love. Please call our Long Beach, CA dental office to learn more!

TMJ & Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding, or bruxism, and problems with your dental bite are both common causes of tooth sensitivity.

When you clench and grind your teeth, you are putting increased bite pressure on them. And when your teeth experience increased bite pressure, the internal pulp (nerves and blood vessels of the tooth) becomes irritated and inflamed, causing sensitivity to cold, hot, or sweet foods and drinks. 

At the office of Andrew R. Jung, DDS, the treatment of sensitive teeth usually consists of bite (occlusal) adjustments to help balance and equalize the way your teeth meet when they come together. Occlusal guards or day guards prevent you from grinding and clenching your teeth while relaxing your jaw muscles. These treatments, along with topically applied desensitizing agents, can help tremendously in eliminating tooth sensitivity.

If you are experiencing chronic headaches and jaw or neck pain, you may be grinding your teeth without realizing it, but we can help. Dr. Jung has over 25 years experience in treating the annoying and painful symptoms of teeth grinding. 

We would love to speak to you about how we can help you get the relief you need. Please call our Long Beach dental office, and we will be happy to arrange a convenient consultation.

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