Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Thornville, OH

Opening Doors to Dental Patient Education

Dental patient education is an important component of our success. We believe our dentistry patients deserve to have all the necessary information to make valuable, well-informed decisions about their oral healthcare needs. This is why we invite everyone to review the following questions and answers. Here, our dentsl team can explain the processes and reasons for various treatments, allowing individuals to better understand why our dentistry patients keep coming back for excellent, top-of-the-line care. Call us if you don’t see your question listed and would like to schedule an appointment.

How often should I visit the dentist’s office?

It is recommended that you plan to maintain twice-yearly checkups and cleanings with Dr. Chase. Through these six-month visits, we can evaluate your smile and determine if any decay, cavities, or gum disease exists. If so, we can work quickly to eliminate the problem and restore your smile to better health.

Are bleeding gums a serious problem?

Yes, gum disease is a serious problem that can spread and worsen over time if left untreated. When soft oral tissues begin to bleed, you are likely in the initial stage of gingivitis. Without regular cleanings and good oral hygiene habits, the infection and inflammation can spread into gum pockets, weakening the bone and surrounding teeth as well as entering the bloodstream and causing problems throughout the body.

Will I need a referral for dental implant placement?

No, you will not need a referral for dental implant placement. Dr. Chase is trained and equipped to provide this service in-house. This makes it easier and more convenient for our patients because they can stay in one location throughout their treatment. Instead of traveling all over town to see different specialists, we will stay by your side the entire time to make sure your results are exactly what you desire.

Is sedation dentistry safe?

Yes, sedation dentistry can be extremely safe as long as it is administered by a trusted professional. Dr. Chase understands the needs and concerns as it pertains to sedation, which is why a thorough consultation is required. We must know about your medical history and if you have any specific conditions that might make sedation less effective.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

Yes, we are an insurance-friendly dental office. Our team will help you identify ways to save each time you visit as well as pinpoint areas that you can take advantage of so that you don’t lose your hard-earned dollars at the end of the year. Also, we’ll be happy to file your claims.

I don’t have dental insurance. How else can I pay for treatment?

At Thornville Dental, we are pleased to partner with CareCredit. This third-party financier uses low-to-no-interest payment plans and promises no surprise fees. Instead of paying for the entire treatment upfront, you can sit back and pay it out over time so that you can stay within your budget.