Most of our patients have some questions about their family’s dental care. If you need more information about any aspect of our practice, just ask. Call us at (972) 440-1980, or visit our office at 7120 Campbell Road, near the CVS Pharmacy.
- Are Dental Cleanings & Exams Really That Important?
- Will I Be Sent to an Oral Surgeon or Endodontist for an Extraction or Root Canal?
- Do You Use IV Sedation?
- Do You Accept My Insurance?
- Can I Replace Teeth With Dental Implants?
Are Dental Cleanings & Exams Really That Important?
Yes! Daily brushing and flossing is only part of what makes a mouth healthy.
Your routine dental cleanings and exams twice a year allow us to remove harmful plaque from your teeth and look for any signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other issues with your oral health.
Will I Be Sent to an Oral Surgeon or Endodontist for an Extraction or Root Canal?
Probably not! Dr. Michael Hardcastle has performed countless oral surgery and endodontic procedures in his 20-plus years as a dentist. Plus, our 3D imaging allows us to see potential complications before undertaking these treatments. Without complications – like impacted wisdom teeth, for example – you can receive these procedures in-house. This typically saves you time, hassle, and expense.
Do You Use IV Sedation?
No, we don’t. Most patients do not require that level of sedation. IV sedation is more costly and complicated to administer than the two kinds of sedation we do offer: inhaled sedation (laughing gas) and an oral sedative. If you are nervous or worried about discomfort, Dr. Hardcastle will determine which of these methods will work best for you.
Do You Accept My Insurance?
There is a good chance we do. We accept all PPO insurance plans and are in network with Aetna, Cigna, Delta Dental, and Careington Platinum. Whether or not we’re in network, we can file insurance claims and accept payment on your behalf. If you don’t have insurance, you can join our VIP Club. You’ll simply make low monthly payments to cover your routine care, including two exams and cleanings a year. Plus, you’ll receive discounts on other dental services too. Plans are available for adults, children, and patients with periodontal disease.
Can I Replace Teeth With Dental Implants?
You most likely can! Because of Dr. Hardcastle’s implant expertise and our 3D imaging system, we offer a variety of dental implant procedures, ranging from a single implant with a crown for replacing one tooth to a complete full-mouth reconstruction. If your jaw is too thin to support implants, Dr. Hardcastle can either use mini dental implants or perform a procedure such as a bone graft or a sinus lift.