Frequently Asked Questions
Do you accept insurance or Medicaid?
Yes! We accept Medicaid and many other insurance plans, including those from:
- United Concordia
- Delta Dental
Are you a dentist who works with special needs children?
We are! Generally, we can perform basic dental exams for children with special needs. Our entire Charlottesville dental team has experience working with children with special needs, including those with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, and dental anxiety.
We’re committed to ensuring your child receives the care they deserve to have a healthy smile for life. Questions or concerns regarding your special needs child’s dental care? Give us a call! We’d love to help!
How often do children need a dental exam?
It’s necessary for children to receive two dental exams a year. For some patients, additional exams could be helpful for more extensive dental treatment.
What should I look for between dental exams?
Almost all issues will be caught with your child’s two yearly dental exams. Still, you should look out for some things in-between appointments. These include:
- Temperature sensitivity in the teeth
- Gums that are swollen or bleeding
- Damage to fillings, crowns, or other dental restorations
- Mouth pain, including teeth, tongue, or jaw pain
- Difficulty while chewing or swallowing
- Continuous bad breath even with brushing and flossing
If your child is experiencing any of these, contact us to see if you should schedule an additional exam.