Q) How do I know when it is time to come in for a checkup?
It is generally recommended that patients with good oral health visit the dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning. Checkups help us keep track of your oral health and get a head start on potential problems before they have a chance to cause much damage; likewise, cleanings can prevent decay and gum disease by allowing for the removal of plaque and hardened tartar that you might have missed. We can look for signs of cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer; even if you haven’t noticed any symptoms of problems, it’s best that you visit our office routinely anyway because many oral health diseases can be virtually unnoticeable until they’ve progressed to destructive stages.
Q) I do not like drills. Are there any other options?
We offer air abrasion, which provides an alternative option for filling cavities. Instead of using the dental drill to clear away decayed tooth enamel, we can instead rely on a stream of air and tiny abrasive particles. This emits no vibration, heat, or noise, making it a more comfortable experience than the use of the dental drill.
Q) Do you refer patients to specialists?
While we are trained and equipped to handle many dental issues in our office, we’ll refer you to a specialist when it’s in your best interest. Oral surgeons, periodontists, endodontists, and orthodontists can often provide you with focused and specialized care that we don’t offer at our Campbell, CA office; we’ll be sure to refer only trusted professionals with whom we have a good rapport.
Q) What are my options for replacing missing teeth?
We offer bridgework, partials, full dentures, and dental implant restorations to replace missing teeth. Learn more about these services by exploring our website and then contact us for a consultation appointment. We’ll use X-rays, intraoral photos, and other diagnostic technology along with information gathered about your lifestyle to determine which replacement option would be best for you.
Q) Does my insurance cover that?
Dental insurance is diverse. Some policies cover only a small percentage of fees, while others take care of 50 percent or more. The more you or your employer pays for premiums, the better the coverage is in most cases. For the most part, dental insurance covers some restorative and preventive procedures; cosmetic treatment is usually not covered. We accept CareCredit to help make your care more affordable in conjunction with your dental insurance, and we’ll also be happy to tell you what your insurance will cover. No need to worry about communicating with your insurance company – we’ll do it for you!
Q) What payment methods do you accept?
For your convenience, we accept cash, check, American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover. We also accept CareCredit for third-party financing for qualified applicants.