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Frequently Asked Questions for Newton Dental Centre Patients

How often should I visit the dentist?

We recommend patients visit our office at least two times each year for preventive dental checkups. During these appointments, we’ll carefully analyze your oral health and partner with you to prevent common dental issues. We are also able to diagnose and treat concerns in their earliest stages.

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease is an oral health condition that occurs when plaque and tartar buildup irritates the tissue surrounding teeth. This can create inflammation or irritation and break down the tissue over time. We offer a variety of treatments to help patients with gum disease renew their oral health.

Can you place a crown in a single visit?

Our skilled dentist uses the state-of-the-art CEREC system to design, mill, and place a custom, all-ceramic dental crown or bridge all in just one appointment.

Do you offer emergency dentistry?

We are happy to help our patients whenever they need us, and that includes providing same day emergency dentistry appointments in most cases. If for some reason we’re unable to see you the day you call, we’ll walk you through first aid and pain management over the phone.

How do I know if I need a root canal?

The only way to know for sure is to call our office, but some of the common warning signs that indicate a need for root canal therapy include:

  • Severe toothache
  • Sensitivity to changes in temperature
  • Discoloration of a tooth
  • Swelling, inflammation, or infection in the gums around a specific tooth

Do you take my insurance?

We are happy to process and file claims for any dental insurance provider, we are in-network with many benefit plans, and our knowledgeable team will be happy to walk you through your treatment options in order to assist you in maximizing your coverage.

Can you help me if I don’t have insurance?

Absolutely. We work with CareCredit to offer third party financing at low or no interest. We also offer an in-office savings plan to make the cost of preventive care affordable and reduce out of pocket expense for more advanced treatments.