Dental Insurance FAQ’s
Our office works with most insurance plans. We will gladly file your insurance claim and work with your insurance company to expedite processing and maximize your benefits. Our team is knowledgeable about dental insurance plans and coverage, and we’re more than happy to discuss the particulars of your plan with you prior to any treatments.
All Dental diagnoses and provides treatment based on his or her professional judgment and not based on just what the insurance company dictates. Some employers or insurance plans exclude coverage for necessary treatment as a way to reduce their costs. Your plan may not include this particular treatment or procedure, although your dentist deemed the treatment necessary.
Your Explanation of Benefits (EOB) is a wealth of information. The EOB identifies the benefits, the amount your insurance carrier is willing to pay and charges covered and not covered by your plan.
All visits require payment in full at the time of appointment. We accept cash, check, credit card, and Care Credit (a credit card available for use in participating medical/dental offices).
Dental Treatment FAQ’s
A toothbrush will remove plaque bacteria that can lead to decay. Any soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head, preferably one designed specifically for infants, should be used at least once a day at bedtime.
If your child’s tooth is knocked out, please contact us immediately. Describe the situation over the phone, and our office staff will determine the safest and most appropriate plan of action. We also recommend that you locate, rinse off, and put the tooth back into its socket. If this isn’t possible, place the tooth in a glass of milk until you can get to our office. If your child experiences a medical emergency, such as uncontrolled bleeding, unconsciousness, or bodily injury, please go to your nearest hospital emergency room.
When a tooth is extracted, a blood clot forms in the hole where the tooth once was. This blood clot is very important because it protects the bone tissue underneath as well as supplies the surrounding tissue with nutrients to help the healing process. If this blood clot fails to form properly or becomes dislodged, the bone tissue is exposed to air and debris. When the bone is exposed to air, it will begin to dry out. This is what the term “dry socket” refers to. A dry socket is very painful and must be treated immediately in order for proper healing to take place and reduce the risk of other complications. When a dry socket occurs, the dentist will clean out the socket and pack it with a medicated dressing. The medicine will ease the pain as well as promote proper healing of the extraction site.
General Office Questions:
Your first appointment with us will take about 1 hour. A member of our front office team will review your paperwork and discuss the reasons for your visit, then escort you to a treatment room to meet Dr. Izaddoust. After discussing your medical and dental history, Dr.Izaddoust will conduct a thorough exam of your teeth and soft tissues. We’ll obtain X-rays and take pictures inside your mouth. Dr.Izaddoust will explain findings, answer all of your questions and discuss treatment recommendations. You will leave with a plan to achieve the fantastic smile that you deserve! If you would like to include a cleaning and hygiene appointment on your first visit, you would need an additional hour in the office for the first appointment.