Straight Answers to Common Questions
We're all for clear, convenient communication. That's why we've included this section as a tool for our current and prospective patients to find answers to their questions. If you don't see your question on the list, however, please contact us and we'll get back to you right away.
Do you accept referrals?
We're the kind of practice that works primarily by referral - so we're always happy to accept new patients from other dental offices as well as from recommendations by our patients to their families and friends.
Do you accept my insurance plan? And, what payment options do you offer for the portion of my treatment not covered by insurance?
Our office is happy to file your insurance electronically to speed up your reimbursement process. However, we do not participate on any insurance plans, nor do we accept payment from any insurance companies. We simply file as a service to you. As far as payment options, we accept cash, personal checks, and all major credit cards.
What if I need to cancel an appointment? Will I be charged?
In order to avoid a cancellation charge, we ask that all appointment cancellations be made at least 24 hours ahead of time. This enables us to work in other patients' emergency visits.
I have a temporary crown in my mouth. What happens if it comes off or breaks?
Should the temporary crown come off, try to place it back on the tooth, and call the office to have it recemented. If your schedule does not permit you to do so, a temporary solution would be to use Dentemp, which can be found at your local drug store. Do not use this material over implant crowns or bridges.
I'm a new patient and would like to save time by filling out my new patient forms prior to my visit. Can I get copies in advance of any such forms?
Yes, simply download and print all of our new patient forms. If you don't have adobe acrobat reader, you can also download it here for free.
What should I do before I come in for surgery?
You should eat a sufficient meal 2 hours before your appointment, take all medications prescribed to you by your physician, and remove all makeup and jewelry.
I really don't like visiting the dentist, is there anything you can do to help me relax?
We understand that many people have anxieties about seeing the dentist. So, we strive to create a relaxing atmosphere. For more complex procedures, we offer Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) to keep you comfortable and relaxed.
How do I know when its time to come in for a check-up?
An average, healthy adult typically benefits from a professional cleaning and check up every six months. However, it's tough to generalize because every mouth is different. Some people are prone to gum disease, bruxism, or other ongoing oral health concerns that require more frequent visits. Others simply need a routine professional tartar removal at regular intervals. That's why we're so careful to check methodically and determine what kind of ongoing professional treatment will achieve your optimum dental health…which could translate to a check-up every 2, 3, 4 or 6 months, according to your needs.