Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do you take my insurance?
This is a question for our office manager, Frances. We do, however, take all insurance unless you have to choose from a list that we are not on. Most insurances companies that do have lists of preferred dentists still allow for you to go to the dentist of your choice. A few plans, however, do not allow for you to go to the dentist of your choice.
In this case, you would not receive any insurance benefit.
2. Do you have financing options?
Yes, through Care Credit.
3. Do you take credit cards?
Yes, we take MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover.
4. Do you treat children?
Yes, we have a lot of children in our practice. However, if a child needs extensive treatment, we do have pedodontists that we utilize in our area.
5. What age should I begin bringing my child to the dentist?
Generally, at age two years a child has all their baby teeth and should begin coming to the dentist if nothing else but to become familiar with the office and staff. Mom or dad should bring them with them when they have their teeth cleaned so their child can watch. They become familiar with the office and staff this way and are much more comfortable quicker. Eventually they want their teeth cleaned also. Of course, before the age of two, if there is a problem, the child needs to see the dentist right away.
6. What is a root canal?
The inside of a healthy tooth has soft tissue with a nerve and blood supply called the pulp. Sometimes due to decay or trauma, the nerve or pulp inside a tooth becomes infected, possibly producing pus, or the nerve actually dies. When this happens, the nerve can have active bacteria in it producing infection that can destroy the surrounding bone and cause problems elsewhere in the body. A root canal is the treatment of the canal housing the nerve which runs through the root of the tooth. The canal is cleaned, sterilized, dried, and “caulked” shut to prevent more bacteria from forming and causing more infection. Root canals do not deserve the bad rap they have received over the years, especially now. Generally treatment is painless and completed in one day with over a 90% success rate. Learn more at American Dental Association.