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Are you taking new patients?
What information do I need to schedule my appointment?
Please have your contact information, insurance information, and inform us of how long it has been since your last dental appointment. If you have a set of recent x-rays (under 1 year), please request them to be sent to us from your previous dental office.
Do you accept insurance?
Kindly call us for verification of your insurance plan.
What will happen at my first appointment and how long will it take?
For the new patient, we take necessary digital x-rays and perform an exam. A complimentary consultation visit will be scheduled along with a cleaning (if indicated).
How does your billing work?
We submit your insurance billing for you. The patient pays their portion that is not covered by insurance. The patient is ultimately responsible for the entire fee if insurance does not cover such benefit. If you do not have insurance, we accept cash, check or credit card at the time service is provided.
Are x-rays safe?
Yes. Our office uses digital x-rays, which utilize much lower exposure levels than traditional film. We are able to limit the area exposed by focusing the size of the x-ray beam and cover the patient with a leaded apron. Digital x-rays can be viewed immediately on the computer screen.
What is gum disease?
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an inflammatory disease that affects the tissues and bone that support teeth. When someone has periodontal disease, the gum tissue pulls away from the tooth. Periodontal disease can lead to the progressive loss of the bone around the teeth, and if left untreated, can lead to the loosening and subsequent loss of teeth. Treating periodontal disease in the early stages can help prevent tooth loss. There may be a link between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke). High stress may also be linked to periodontal disease. The key is treatment and prevention of gum disease by regular visits to the dentist to remove plaque and tartar.
How often should I see the dentist for x-rays and cleanings?
We recommend check-up x-rays (bitewings) should be taken once a year to check for cavities in between the teeth that cannot be seen by visual inspection. Cleanings can vary between 3 and 6 months depending on the dentist's recommendation and the patient's risk of periodontal (gum) disease.
If you have any questions, please contact our office today to schedule an appointment.
Call: (650) 325-1555 or (650) 321-0915.