Common Questions Asked to Our Issaquah Dentist
Do you have any concerns about your dental care and oral health? You can review a few of the common questions asked by our patients at Meadow Creek Dental.
Q: What can I expect during my consultation?
A: Your first visit will include an evaluation of your oral health, a meeting with a hygienist, a dental cleaning, and a meeting with Dr. Dipti. This is a great time for you to ask questions about the treatments we offer and learn more about our practice.
Q: How long will my procedure take?
A: The length of your procedure will depend largely on the type of treatment in question and the extent of your problem. Fortunately, Meadow Creek Dental offers a range of minimally-invasive procedures that require less chair time and have much faster recovery times than many traditional procedures.
Q: Will I need to take time off work?
A: Thanks to advanced technology and modern, non-invasive techniques, some of our procedures can be performed within an hour and do not require anesthesia. This allows patients to get back to work quickly. However, some treatments may require more chair time or a longer recovery period.
Q: What if I’m afraid of going to the dentist?
A: Dental anxiety is a problem that many people struggle with. This fear is often associated with the pain and loss of control that they are used to experiencing in a dentist’s office. At Meadow Creek, we seek to accommodate these fears with a comfortable and relaxing environment, communicating with you to let you know what to expect out of your treatment.
Meanwhile, our modern dental practices have taken a lot of the pain out of the experience. You may be surprised how comfortable a dental visit could be!
Q: What will my insurance cover my expenses?
A: As every insurance plan is different and coverage can vary greatly by provider, we encourage patients to educate themselves on what services are covered by their insurance plans.
When we draft your treatment plan, we do our best to provide accurate pricing information based on your coverage. For your convenience, we can also process insurance claims on your behalf.
Q: How much will my dental services cost?
A: Treatment costs are based on the type of treatment and any additional services you may require. We will discuss costs of your treatment during your consultation. If you are experiencing financial difficulty, ask us about CareCredit third-party financing and your insurance benefits.
Q: I am very busy. Can my treatment wait until later?
A: When we propose a timeline for your treatments, it is best to stick to it if at all possible. If you neglect any existing issues such as gum disease, you may end up needing more extensive and more costly treatment in the future.
Q: How Can Dental Crowns Go Bad?
A: Dental crowns are strong and durable replacements for natural crowns that have been decayed or damaged. They last 5 to 15 years, or go for as long as 25 years or a lifetime. Sometimes, long-standing crowns can get damaged. A new crown may cause discomfort or pain right after it’s fitted. Let’s look at instances when a good crown goes bad.
Q: Do You Feel Pain Where You had Dental Treatment?
A: While most discomfort will go away after a few days, a result of your tooth reaction to the trauma of a dental intervention, persistent pain or sensitivity may be due to your filling’s improper positioning or the type of filling used.
We encourage you to make your dental health a high priority and schedule your dental visits as soon as you can. We are here to help you achieve that beautiful and healthy smile in the shortest time possible.