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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are services dentists offer on Sesame?

Dentists on Sesame offer a range of general dentistry services. Some of these services include: - Dental cleaning - Dental exams - Dental X-rays - Cavity fillings - Root canals - Dental crowns - Dental implants - Denture placement - Whitening

Dental visits can help prevent oral disease and decay with services like:

-Oral exams -Cleanings -Sealant application -Fluoride treatments

These types of dental medicine are key to maintaining a healthy smile and good dental hygiene.

What should I expect during a video dental consult?

During your video dental consult, your dentist will ask about any symptoms, pain, or concerns you may have in order to assess and diagnose your condition. The goal of any video dental consult is to address your immediate concerns, as well as develop a treatment and management plan to treat any condition and improve your oral health. If needed, your dentist may recommend an in-person follow-up.

What should I expect during a dental cleaning?

A teeth cleaning is one of the most important ways you can prevent tooth and gum disease, while maintaining oral health throughout your life.

A dental hygienist will usually perform the bulk of your dental cleaning under the supervision of your dentist. Dental cleaning procedures usually take somewhere between 30-60 minutes.

Some services that may be provided during your dental cleaning include: - A physical exam - Removing plaque and tartar - Gritty toothpatse cleaning - Expert flossing - Rinsing - Flouride treatment, if applicable

The first step a dental hygienist will perform is a screening and examination of oral health conditions, and a review of oral health history. This usually consists of the dental hygienist looking around your mouth with a small mirror for signs of gingivitis, cavities, or other dental conditions. Your blood pressure and pulse may be taken. Plaque and tartar will be scraped away by the hygienist with a small hook-shaped instrument called a scaler. As plaque is left in the mouth, it hardens into the deposit known as tartar. The dental hygienist will use the scaler to scrape away those hardened deposits from the surface of the teeth and near the gum line.

After plaque and tartar has been removed from the teeth, the hygienist will deep clean and polish the teeth with a high-powered electric toothbrush and gritty toothpaste. This helps remove plaque and tartar left on the surface of the teeth after being scraped by the scaler. The dental hygienist will usually floss deep between the teeth. Flossing helps the dental hygienist complete the deep clean by removing any excess plaque in between the teeth. Bleeding during flossing helps the hygienist identify areas of the gum ridge that may be infected. After flossing, the hygienist will rinse your mouth with water to clear away any grit, toothpaste, or plaque leftover from the cleaning procedures.

Finally, the dental hygienist will apply a fluoride gel treatment to help protect your teeth from cavities. The fluoride gel or foam will harden into a varnish, and is usually left in your mouth for a minute before being removed and rinsed out.

The dentist may consult with the dental hygienist about observations taken during the cleaning process, and may request to have X-rays taken. The dentist often offers consultation about oral health, cleaning practices, and how nutrition can affect hygiene. These cleaning visits are primarily used as a method of preventive care. Regular dental visits can help deep clean the oral cavity, and maintain health.

How does Sesame pick dentists to list on its platform?

All dentists on Sesame are quality, top-reviewed dentists carefully vetted by the Sesame team. Each dentist on Sesame has gone through dental school and has attained a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Dental services you can book on Sesame can help diagnose and treat oral conditions, maintain oral hygiene, and prevent disease. A dentist can provide cleaning, fillings, whitening, and exams to check for oral health conditions. Sesame offers a range of dental services with quality doctors in Troy, NY. Whether you are looking for routine dental care or need immediate care for a dental emergency, Sesame will connect you directly with top-rated dentist for dental care at affordable cash-pay prices.

What's the difference between orthodontists, endodontists, periodontists, and dentists?

Dentists, periodontists and orthodontists are Doctors of Dental Surgery (DDS). All three types of health care providers go through dental school, but orthodontists and periodontists are dental specialties, focusing on specific aspects of oral health and dentistry.


A dentist, or general dentist, is like a primary care doctor, but for oral care. Dentists help patients maintain good oral health, test for disease, treat oral conditions, perform certain dental procedures, na dmore. Some types of care a general dentist can provide are:

  • Oral exams
  • X-ray services
  • Tooth extraction (pulling)
  • Tooth repair
  • Crown and veneer placement
  • Sealant application
  • Cavity filling
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Prescription for oral disease
  • Whitening
  • Oral surgery


Like dentists, orthodontists are Doctors of Dental Surgery. An orthodontist undergoes several years of specialized training and residency to focus on tooth and jaw alignment. Dentists who specialize in orthodontics can diagnose and treat oral conditions, but mostly focus on the setting of the teeth and jaw.

Services orthodontists generally perform include:

  • Installing tooth alignment treatment plans like braces and retainers
  • Tracking facial growth and dental development (like jawline and bite) in children
  • Performing certain oral surgeries, like tooth straightening or implant placement


Periodontists are dentists who specialize in diagnosing and treating gum disease. In addition, periodontists have received specialized training in the bones and ligaments surrounding the teeth.

Some types of care a periodontist can provide include:

  • Diagnosing and treating gum disease (such as gingivitis)
  • Prescribing oral medicine to treat gum disease
  • Tooth extractions
  • Bone grafting
  • Scaling and root planing
  • Flap surgery
  • Laser gum surgery


Endontists are dentists who specialize in saving teeth and diagnosing tooth pain. An endodontist focuses on the inside tissues of the tooth, to keep teeth healthy, pain free and in place. Some types of care an endodontist can provide are:

  • Root canals (this is the most common type of care an endodontist provides)
  • Crown placement
  • Cracked tooth repair
  • Apicoectomy (removing the tip of a tooth’s root)

What causes toothaches?

Toothaches can be caused by a range of conditions best diagnosed by your dentist. The central part of the tooth is made up of nerves, tissue, and blood vessels called pulp. When pulp gets inflamed or irritated, it can cause mild to severe pain. Some causes of toothaches include:

  • Tooth decay
  • Dental cavities
  • An abscessed tooth (infection in the center of the tooth)
  • Broken or damaged teeth
  • Infected gums

Symptoms of a toothaches include:

  • Consistent throbbing pain, or pain while chewing
  • Sensitivity to cold or heat
  • Swelling around the tooth or in the jaw
  • Fever or headache
  • Bleeding or foul tasting leakage from the gums
  • Bad odor

If you're experiencing persistent pain from a toothache, book a visit with a dentist on Sesame. Dentists on Sesame offer both in-person and video calls so you can get the care you need at your convenience.

Dentists can offer a range of treatments for toothaches including:

  • Cavity filling
  • Tooth extraction
  • Root canal procedures
  • Antibiotic prescription if the patient is experiencing swelling and/ or fever. Additional procedures may be needed, but prescriptions can help with immediate symptoms of infection, if appropriate.

Can a dentist on Sesame fit me for dentures?

If you've experienced tooth loss, you may want to speak to a dentist to ask about implants or dentures, in which case a general dentistry practitioner may refer you to a prosthodontist specialist. Prosthodontists specialize in tooth and jaw restoration.

Services a prosthodontist can provide include:

  • Bridge or implant application for missing teeth
  • Tooth reconstruction for broken or decayed teeth
  • Denture fitting and placement
  • Physical therapy for TMJ (jaw joint inflammation)
  • Maxillofacial surgery

Connect directly with a quality dentist on Sesame today to ask any questions you may have about tooth implants or denture fittings.

How much does it cost to go to the dentist?

Prices for dental services may vary based on what you need. A cavity filling or crown repair is a lengthier procedure, so those services may cost more than a toothache consultation or routine cleaning.

By booking your next dentist visit through Sesame, you can save up to 60% on a range of services and procedures. Dentists on Sesame set their prices directly, without insurance companies, so you can get the care you need without worrying about markups or networks.

Here’s how it works: Dentists on Sesame set upfront, cash prices. This means that the price you see on Sesame is the price you pay. No hidden bills or surprise fees. You can compare services and prices so you can see the doctor you want to see, not who your insurance company lets you see. Our no worries cancellation policy means you can cancel up to 24 hours in advance and still get a full refund with no questions asked. It’s that simple. Book a visit today to get the care you need at your convenience. Sesame makes your next dental appointment simple, clear, and affordable. The way healthcare should be.

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