Frequently Asked Questions
How often does a child need a dental exam?
Two is the magic number! For most children, we recommend two dental exams every year, about six months apart. Of course, in some cases, more frequent exams may be needed for more extensive dental treatment.
My child has Special Needs and has trouble at the dentist. Can you still do a dental exam?
Absolutely. In most cases, we are still able to perform basic dental exams for children with Special Needs. Our dentists have lots of experience working with children who have special needs, including Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, and dental anxiety.
It’s our mission to help your child relax and get the care they need. If necessary, we may recommend nitrous oxide or other sedation dentistry techniques to complete the dental exam. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s needs, please ask. Our goal is for you and your child to be completely comfortable throughout your visit.
What are some things to look out for between dental exams?
We recommend 2 dental exams every year. However, between appointments, there are a few things you should watch out for, such as:
- Tooth sensitivity to hot or cold
- Swollen or bleeding gums
- Damage to fillings, crowns, or other dental restorations
- Any kind of mouth pain, including teeth, tongue, or jaw
- Difficulty chewing or swallowing
- Persistent bad breath
If you notice any of these conditions, it may be necessary to schedule an additional exam. It’s always best to err on the side of caution.
If you have any questions about whether or not you should schedule an appointment, just ask. We’re here to help!
Do you accept insurance or Medicaid?
We sure do. We accept Medicaid and all sorts of insurance plans, including:
- United Concordia
- Delta Dental