What is general dentistry?
General dentistry is a term that encompasses both preventative treatments, such as cleanings and exams, and restorative treatments, such as fillings, crowns, bridges, and dental implants. We recommend coming in for preventative treatments every six months and will recommend restorative treatment in the event of a problem, such as a cavity, infection, or tooth loss.
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry helps correct aesthetic problems with your teeth and give you a smile you can be proud of. Some people think of cosmetic dentistry as primarily a way for movie stars and high-level executives to polish their appearance, but in reality, cosmetic dentistry can appropriate for almost anyone. Children who have lost or broken their front teeth due to a sports accident, adults who have ground down their upper teeth and have a prematurely “elderly” smile, and people whose past habits or poor dental genetics have left them with visibly stained teeth are all candidates for cosmetic treatments, which can heighten their social confidence and make them proud to smile again.
What is periodontics?
Periodontics is the field of dentistry that deals with periodontal (gum) disease. People with gum disease may experience receding gum lines, extreme tooth sensitivity, bleeding when they brush their teeth, and premature tooth loss. A periodontist can help treat the underlying causes of gum disease before it progresses or treat advanced cases of the disease with dental implants to replace lost or decaying teeth, both improving your smile and protecting you from infection.
Insurance & Payment Questions
Yes! We not only accept most forms of insurance, but bill your insurance company for you so you can avoid the hassle. We will ask you for your insurance information on your first visit and keep the information on file for your convenience on future appointments.
What does my insurance cover?
The specifics of your coverage will vary according to your plan. Generally, however, we estimate that most insurance plans cover 100% of preventative treatments, 80% of restorative treatments, and 50% of major dental work, such as crowns, bridges, etc. Talk to your insurance agent or review your policy for specific information on your coverage.
What if I don’t have dental insurance?
We welcome self-pay clients. If you do not have insurance, you’ll simply need to pay for your dental work at the time of your visit. We accept cash, personal checks, Visa, and MasterCard.
What if I need to cancel my appointment?
We understand that sometimes you may not be able to keep a dental appointment. If this happens, simply call us at least 48 hours in advance to cancel or reschedule. If you cancel with less than 48 hours notice or fail to show up for a scheduled appointment, a fee may be charged to cover the time that has been reserved for you.
Do you take emergency patients?
Yes! If you have a dental emergency, please call us right away to set up an appointment in our earliest time slot
How do I recognize and handle a dental emergency?
Nobody wants to wake up to a severe toothache or experience a tooth or soft tissue injury in the mouth. Any injury, infection or lesion in your mouth can quickly lead to serious health consequences, including significant pain and discomfort and a decrease in your quality of life. It’s important to identify what a dental emergency is and what you should do if you experience one.
What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency can be any condition that involves trauma, bleeding, severe pain or an infection. Some common types of dental emergencies include a broken tooth, deep cavity, abscess, trauma to the gum tissue or tongue or severe pain anywhere in your mouth. Other examples of dental emergencies include getting hit in the mouth by an object and experiencing a broken tooth, cracked crown or fractured jaw. A sudden infection or deep cavity can also be a dental emergency, especially when they cause swelling and intense pain.