Here’s a list of questions our patients have asked. If you have a question that’s not on here, feel free to ask us at your next visit, call us at (330) 757-7713 or email us.
1. Are you accepting new patients?
Yes. As a growing practice, we welcome new patients.
2. Are you on any dental insurance plans?
We are on some insurance plans. To confirm whether we’re on your plan, please call our office at (330) 757-7713. You can read more on our Insurance page.
3. Do you offer any payment plans?
Generally, payment is due at the time of service. Our staff works through a financing specialist, called Care Credit, that offers payment to qualifying patients, similar to arrangements you’ll find at car dealers or furniture stores. Care Credit offers a wide variety of payment plans.
4. Do you treat kids?
Yes! We love children here, and we treat kids of all ages. We recommend that kids visit the dentist for the first time at age 3, unless the parents feel there’s a problem that needs to be checked sooner.
5. How often should I go to the dentist?
The American Dental Association recommends that you see your dentist every six months for a routine checkups and cleaning, and we concur. Studies have shown that plaque and tartar can start to accumulate on even the best brushers and flossers after just 4-5 months. Most insurance companies cover these visits.
Regular visits also enable your dentist to check your teeth for cavities more frequently than if you make only “toothache visits”. More often than not, cavities identified in these regular visits can be addressed long before they reach the “toothache” stage.
6. Do you do other types of “cosmetic dentistry”?
Yes. We provide porcelain veneers and crowns, and we use “tooth-colored” fillings as a restorative material. In fact, all of our fillings use this material, as we no longer use silver/amalgam for fillings.
7. Do your injections hurt?
Sometimes they can pinch a little. We rub a topical anesthetic on your gums before the injection to “numb” the tissue before the injection, making it much less uncomfortable.
8. Do you use nitrous oxide?
No, and for a couple reasons. First, it is unsafe for pregnant women to be around nitrous oxide. Second, our attitude and demeanor toward patients is calming and relaxing, making your dental visit much less stressful.
9. What if I am pregnant?
Dentists and OBs recommend that you get your teeth checked and cleaned during your pregnancy. Due to the abundance of hormones and other changes in their bodies, pregnant women can sometimes develop pregnancy gingivitis that can easily be treated with a simple checkup and cleaning. We defer X-rays until after your pregnancy unless there is an urgent need for one.
10. Do you have late hours for those of us who work during the day?
Yes. On Tuesdays we’re open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
11. Do you do implants?
Yes, but implants are very individual-specific. It’s best to discuss implants face-to-face with your dentist.
12. Is there any way you can make my “numbness” go away faster so I’m not numb for hours after my appointment?
Yes! We use a wonderful product called Oraverse. It is injected at the end of your procedure, and the numbness wears off in about 20 to 30 minutes.
If you have a question about anything to do with our services,
we’ll be glad to answer it with as much explanation as you’d like. Just ask. 🙂