Do you have any questions about your upcoming visit or something else? We’re here to help you get the answers that you’re looking for. Listed below are some of the most common questions we are asked. If you don’t see the information you’re searching for below, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our friendly team members would be happy to address your questions and concerns.
How do I get emergency dental care?
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, you should call 911. Otherwise, the first step when it comes to getting emergency dental care is to give us a call and let us know what is going on. Most hospital emergency rooms are unable to handle dental emergencies, so contacting an emergency dentist is a better option. One of our team members can give you] instructions over the phone and schedule an appointment to see us as soon as possible.
How do I find the best place to get dental work done?
The first step is to determine what exactly you are looking for. Usually, patients consider whether or not a practice welcomes their insurance, where it is located, the hours they are open, and the credentials of the dentist. It is also a good idea to think about the kinds of dental care that you need and want. You may want to choose a different dentist if you’re looking for cosmetic procedures as opposed to if you needed major restorative work. Once you know what you want, it’s a good idea to read patient reviews and read the doctor and staff bios on their website. Custom photos are also great to provide more insight.
What level of education is required to be a dentist?
All dentists in the United States must have received either a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or a Doctor of Dental Sciences (DDS) from one of the 67 Accredited dental schools in the USA. Acceptance into a dental school requires a bachelor’s degree. Dental school takes three years with a combination of classroom and hands-on learning. Dentists are also required to complete a certain number of continuing education hours to keep their license.
How much does a dental check-up & cleaning cost in Port Charlotte?
The cost of a cleaning and checkup varies on geography and other factors. The average in markets across the USA is between $200 and $350. This includes a thorough exam completed by the dentist, a professional cleaning, X-rays, and an oral cancer screening. If you have dental insurance, the fees for a checkup and cleaning are negotiated by the insurance company with the dentist.