Hygiene

Q: Why does my breath smell bad?

A: Breath smells bad due to the bacteria that settles on your tongue. Also halitosis from sinus and stomach problem can cause it.

 

Q: Why do my gums bleed when I floss?

A: Your gums will bleed when you have bacteria that is between your teeth from the lack of flossing and mouthwash. Flossing daily is essential for healthy gums.

 

Q: What is SRP?

A: Scaling and Root Planning. It is a deeper periodontal cleaning that removes tarter and plaque deposits on the root surfaces of the teeth.

 

Q: What is gingivitis?

A: It is your body’s response to bacteria left in your mouth over a period of time. Symptoms include inflammation, redness and bleeding. It is reversible with proper care and routine dental care.

 

Billing

Q: Do you take my insurance?

A: Here are a few of the main ones that we are in network with Aetna PPO and premier, Anthem PPO and premier, Delta Dental PPO and premier, Humana PPO, Guardian, Metlife, and United Concordia.

 

Q: Can I pay my bill over the phone?

A: Of course you can, with no extra fee!

 

Q: Do you accept credit cards/checks?

A: Yes. We accept Visa and Mastercard, Care Credit, checks and of course cash.

 

Q: What is a preauthorization?

A: A preauthorization is a form that is sent to your insurance company so they can determine if a procedure or treatment maybe covered under your benefits and estimated cost associated with the procedure.

 

No Insurance

Q: How much is a checkup for a toothache?

A: An exam and x-ray is $60.00.

 

Q: How much does it cost to pull my tooth?

A: A simple extraction is $105 and a surgical extraction is $175

* remember you will also have to have an exam and x-ray first

 

Q: How much is a cleaning?

A: A complete cleaning for a new patient is $160.00.

 

Q: Do you take Care Credit?

A: Yes we do!

 

Office

Q: How much is bleaching?

A: Our take home bleaching system includes a custom bleaching tray and 8 syringes of bleach is $175.00. Each syringe provides approximately 3 touch up bleaching. Approx. 24 at home bleaching total.

 

Q: Is it too late to cancel my appt?

A: We need a 24 hour notice to cancel an appointment. If it is after our work hours when you realize you can not make your appointment just call and leave us a message.

 

Q: I’m moving, is it hard to obtain my records for my new dentist?

A: All you have to do is fill out and sign a release form. It’s that easy!

 

Treatment

Q: What is a cavity?

A: A cavity is bacteria that has invaded the enamel of the teeth.

 

Q: What is a root canal?

A: A root canal is treatment that is performed to save a tooth when decay has entered the nerve space when a tooth becomes necrotic due to trauma or when the tooth becomes infected.

 

Q: Does dental treatment hurt?

A: There will be an injection to numb the teeth to prevent any pain during treatment.

 

Q: Will I be able to drive after using nitrous?

A: Yes. Once the procedure is complete you will breathe oxygen to clear the nitrous    effects.