Patient Resources

For your convenience, we have provided the following patient resources on our website.  If you have any questions about our financial options or insurance, please do not hesitate to give us a call.

Financial Information

We want you to receive the excellent dental care you need in a way that is affordable for you. Before dental treatment, we will discuss with you your financial options and help you receive your insurance benefits.

We are pleased to refer our patients to CareCredit, a third-party financing option that breaks down your bill into affordable monthly payments with little or no interest.

We also accept payment in cash, check, and credit card (MasterCard, Visa).  All payments are due at time of service.  If you have any questions about our financial policies, please give us a call. We will gladly assist you.

Patient Forms

To help you prepare for your dental visit, we have provided the following patient forms on our website.

Post-Op Instructions

Depending on the different treatments and services performed, it is important to adjust your regular hygienic care and eating habits during various periods of healing and repair. It is also of the utmost importance that after your mouth and gums have healed, and all treatments have had time to adjust to your mouth, that you maintain good, consistent hygienic habits for your teeth.

Fillings

After the local anesthesia has worn off, you may begin eating. Refrain from eating before this to avoid biting your lip, tongue, or cheeks. Be especially cautious about drinking hot liquids which might burn your mouth. If you experience hot/cold sensitivity, please know that is normal and may be expected for a few days to a few weeks.

The anesthesia will wear off in one to three hours following the procedure. You may brush and floss as normal; no special care is required to maintain fillings. We recommend you use toothpaste containing fluoride to minimize the risk of decay forming around the edges of the filling.

Oral Surgery

After all the treatments, our professionals will be able to instruct you your individual post-operational instructions. To promote healing in your mouth and to minimize the risk of infection, we strongly encourage you to follow the doctor’s post operative instructions. He will carefully explain the precautions you should take.

Some soreness is to be expected following the procedures. Painkillers, such as ibuprofen, may be taken before the anesthesia fully wears off can help with swelling and soreness. Avoid chewing sticky or hard foods or otherwise disturbing the surgical site.

If you have any questions about any of the procedures or any of the long-term effects of our services, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We are willing and eager to answer your every question so that we can provide you with the right kind of dental health, and the best kind of smile that you can have.

Extractions

In most cases, the extraction of the tooth is the last resort in maintaining dental health. In order to keep your teeth healthy and functional, it is important that you keep a proper oral hygiene routine within the home, and consistently attend scheduled dental appointments.

To avoid post surgical instruction and promote healing, we encourage you not to rinse your mouth or brush your teeth for 12 hours after surgery. When you do begin brushing your teeth, we advise you to brush gently and steer clear of the extraction site. Following the procedure, it is normal and expected to experience bleeding. Apply gauze to the extraction site for at lease a half hour after your appointment to help control bleeding.

The doctor will provide you with specific instructions on how to receive the best possible results when healing. The doctor will also tell you that soreness and pain will be expected for the first few days after extraction. This is normal, and the soreness will subside. Please give us a call if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to help you restore and maintain your oral health.

Implants

After the procedure, you will be prescribed a pain medication, such as ibuprofen, to take when the local anesthesia wears off. Avoid disturbing the wound and refrain from touching the implant site or rinsing your mouth with water on the day of surgery. Bleeding is to be expected for the first 24 hours. We suggest that bite on gauze placed over the implant site to help control bleeding. Swelling is also normal following an implant placement procedure. Reduce swelling by applying ice to your cheek as much as you can for the first 36 hours. If excessive swelling or continual bleeding occurs, call our office for further instructions. It is critical you practice good oral hygiene habits to maintain the health of your teeth and gums and prevent decay or infection.

Crowns

After your crown has been permanently fixed, refrain from eating on the treated tooth for 24 hours. This will allow time for the cement to completely bond and harden. Tooth sensitivity is normal and may last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.

The anesthesia will wear off in one to three hours following the procedure. You may brush and floss as normal; no special care is required to maintain fillings. We recommend you use toothpaste containing fluoride to minimize the risk of decay forming around the edges of the filling.