Your dental health is important to us, and we know you have questions. On our FAQ page, we've compiled the most common inquiries we receive from our patients, along with comprehensive answers from our dental experts.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Do you offer in-house payment plans for dental treatment?

Patients are encouraged to apply for Lending Club and Care Credit to help with payment for their treatment needs.

What types of insurance do you accept?

We accept PPO insurance and Healthy Smiles for children under the age of 20.

What should I do if my child is in braces and needs a dental exam or cleaning?

If your child is in braces, it is recommended to have a cleaning completed every three months instead of every six months.

What happens if I miss an appointment without providing 24-hour notice?

If an appointment is not canceled at least 24 hours in advance, you will be charged a seventy-five dollar ($75) fee, which will not be covered by your insurance company.

What is your policy if I am late for my appointment?

If a patient is 15 minutes past their scheduled time, we will have to reschedule the appointment to keep the other patients and doctor on time.

Where is your dental office located?

Our office is located on Annapolis Road (Rt. 450) across from St Matthias Catholic Church. For GPS directions, please use St Matthias Catholic Church, and we are the brick buildings across the street.

Do you offer a wide range of dental services in your office?

Yes, we provide a full range of services including Digital X-rays, Routine Cleaning, Sealants, Periodontal/Gum Disease Treatment, Crowns, Veneers, Bridges, Root Canal Therapy, Dentures/Partials, Implants, Extractions (including some wisdom teeth), and Same Day Emergency Appointments.

Are there any dental services that require a referral to another specialist?

We only refer patients out for Orthodontics and extractions of impacted Wisdom Teeth. All other dental services can be performed at our office.

Do you accommodate same-day emergency appointments?

Yes, we offer Same Day Emergency Appointments.

How often should I get my teeth cleaned if I am not wearing braces?

If you are not wearing braces, it is recommended to have a routine cleaning every six months.

What is your cancellation or no-show policy?

If you do not call to cancel an appointment at least 24 hours in advance, you will be charged a seventy-five dollar ($75) fee, which is not covered by insurance.

Do you treat patients of all ages?

Yes, our dental care team provides treatment for all ages, from preventative care to emergency treatment.

How important is dental health to overall well-being?

Dental health is extremely important for overall well-being. It impacts your comfort, ability to eat, confidence, self-esteem, and makes a significant impact on first impressions.

Can I still receive dental treatments if I don't have dental insurance?

Yes, patients without dental insurance can apply for Lending Club and Care Credit to help with payment for their treatment needs.

What types of dental emergencies can you handle?

We are equipped to handle various dental emergencies, including some extractions, pain management, and urgent care treatments. For specific emergencies, it’s best to contact our office directly.

How often should I visit the dentist for a check-up?

It is generally recommended to visit the dentist for a check-up and cleaning every six months. However, individual needs may vary, so it’s best to follow the advice of your dentist.

What should I do in case of a dental emergency outside office hours?

If you have a dental emergency outside of office hours, please call our emergency contact number provided on our website or voicemail. In case of severe emergencies, seek immediate medical attention at the nearest hospital.

What should I do if I have a toothache?

If you have a toothache, schedule an appointment as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can rinse your mouth with warm water and use over-the-counter pain relief if needed.

Is fluoride treatment necessary?

Fluoride strengthens the teeth and helps prevent tooth decay. Fluoride treatments can be beneficial, especially for children and adults at high risk of cavities.

How do I maintain my oral health during pregnancy?

During pregnancy, it’s important to continue good oral hygiene practices and keep regular dental appointments. Inform your dentist about your pregnancy to receive the most appropriate care.