Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How often should I see a dentist?

A. The American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines recommend a minimum of two visits per year for a checkup and professional cleaning, or more if recommended by your dentist.

Q. What should I expect during my appointment?

A. One of our staff members will compile your medical and dental history during your first visit. We will then examine your teeth and gums, screen you for oral cancer, take X-rays of your teeth as needed and complete an oral exam.

After we review your dental profile, we will discuss a diagnosis with you. If further treatment is needed, we will plan to treat you in our office or refer you to a specialist. We will discuss your options for treatment and fee payment and help you determine the best plan to fit your needs.

During regular follow-up visits, we will examine your teeth and gums, screen you for oral cancer, clean your teeth and make plans for treatment, as needed. We will discuss any pain or problems you may be experiencing and answer any questions you may have.

 

Q. What if I have an emergency?

A. Please call our office as soon as you determine that you have a dental emergency. We will be glad to work you in to our schedule, the best that we can, if you have a dental emergency during regular business hours. After hours, over the weekend and during holidays, please call our office for the doctor’s emergency contact number.

Q. Are payment plans available for my dental treatment?

A. Please see our Insurance and Payment Options page for more details.

Q: When Should a Child First See a Dentist?

A: A child’s first dental visit should be scheduled around his/her first birthday. The most important part of the visit is getting to know and becoming comfortable with a doctor and their staff. A pleasant, comfortable first visit builds trust and helps put the child at ease during future dental visits.