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Edmond Dental Center

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Other

How can we help you?

Do you have questions about your dental health or the treatment that's been recommended for you? We sure hope you do! After all, we're your partners when it comes to helping you maintain your oral health, and we want you to be well informed.

We've gathered some common questions that we hear and provided answers. However, if you need more information or have other questions, we encourage you to contact our dental office at (405) 330-4630.

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Our dental office is more than happy to work with any insurance company, filing insurance claims for you, and accepting direct payment. As a patient, it is always suggested that you check the particular details of your plan in order to anticipate your out-of-pocket expenses. There are over 300 different insurance companies, and it is impossible to know the specific benefits of every plan; however, we will be happy to assist you in any way possible.

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Every dental insurance card has a customer support phone number. Give that number a call and ask for your benefits breakdown. Many insurance companies have their own mobile app so that you can see benefits and claims immediately.

Cosmetic Dentistry & Dental Insurance

Most cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening, dental implants and veneers are either barely covered, or not covered at all. If you want a healthy beautiful smile, be sure to check with insurance to see how much they will cover.

We know how complex dental insurance can seem, which is why your dentist in Edmond OK is here to help. If you are a new and existing patient always bring in your most up to date insurance card. Our team is here to help process all of your claims, so book with us today!

 

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can usually be prevented by brushing twice per day for two minutes each time, flossing once per day, and seeing your dental care team a minimum of twice per year.  Due to risk factors involving whole body health, some people are at higher risk of periodontal disease and may require more frequent dental visits to maintain a healthy mouth.

Dental sealants are very thin plastic coatings that are placed in the deep groves of the back teeth to help prevent cavities by keeping bacteria out.  They lower the risk of cavities by 50-80% on the teeth they are placed on.  Both adults and children can benefit from sealants.  Sealants are easy and painless to place

There are a variety of problems that can cause tooth sensitivity.  Your tooth sensitivity may be caused by receding gums, a cavity, a crack in the tooth, or acid erosion.  There are many treatments available for sensitivity, but the cause of the problem needs to be identified in order for it to be successfully addressed.  It may be as simple as switching toothpastes, or there may be dental disease that needs professional care.  Dr. Chandler can assess your oral condition and will let you know what the best option is for your situation.

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums that causes permanent damage to the bone that holds your teeth in.  It is usually a slow progressing disease, but is the #1 cause of tooth loss.  Gum disease also increases your risk of heart disease and diabetes.  It cannot be cured, but it can be treated and stopped from getting worse with treatment your hygienist can provide.  More frequent cleanings are needed to keep gum disease stable.  Dr. Chandler and your hygienist will let you know if they recommend 3 or 4 cleanings per year.

Bleeding gums are caused by infection called gingivitis.  Bacteria hide in the space between your gums and teeth and cause sores that bleed when the floss rubs up against them.  Flossing daily is the best remedy for bleeding gums.  After a week or two, your body can heal the sores if you are keeping the bacteria out.  Sometimes a more serious infection called gum disease may require professional treatment.  Our hygienists can tell you if you have gum disease.

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