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Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Greensboro, NC

Unsure About Your Care? We’re Here to Help!

We understand that there are many dental services you may be unfamiliar with as well as what you can expect when undergoing these treatments. Whether you’re not sure of when you should visit for your exam and cleaning or you need to have a restoration placed to protect a damaged tooth, we want you to feel as confident about your care as possible. Please take a look at the most common questions we receive below and call us directly if you need additional guidance.

How does the doctor keep up-to-date on all of the current techniques and materials?

Not only is Dr. Fisher fully dedicated to his profession, but he has attended more than the minimum amount of continuing education courses required by the state on essential dental services . This includes dental materials, aesthetics, and implantology. Additionally, Dr. Fisher is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry, two major trade associations within the field. Him and his team make every effort to stay on top of the latest techniques and materials available in dentistry today.

I have a temporary crown in my mouth. What happen if it comes off or breaks?

When a temporary crown breaks or loosens and falls off, start by keeping it in a protective container and calling our dental office in Greensboro. This way, you can schedule an appointment with our practice and have it re-applied effectively. Do not under any circumstances attempt to glue the restoration back onto the tooth.

Do you accept new patients and referrals?

Yes, we do! The highest compliment you can give us is to refer your friends, family, and co-workers to our practice. When our existing clients refer people to our office, it allows our practice to grow and refine the level of comfort and care we can provide all our patients. It also allows us to keep up to date on the latest techniques and methods in dentistry.

Do you accept my insurance plan?

At our practice, we work with our patients to file their claims. This way, we spend less time dealing with insurance companies and more time focusing on your care. We will work with your insurance company and can do pre-determinations for you on request.

Insurance should never dictate the quality of something as important as your dental health. Therefore, we also offer reasonable financing options to pay for your treatment over several months. If you have any questions, call us at 336-203-8884 and speak with Nancy or Billie Jo.

What different payment options do you provide?

Our office accepts cash, check, and credit cards such as Master Card, Visa, or American Express. We also offer CareCredit and in-house financing plans to pay for your treatment over several months. If you have any questions, call us at 336-203-8884 and speak with Nancy or Billie Jo.

My gums bleed after I brush. Is this something to be concerned about?

It’s never fun to see your gums bleeding after you just finished brushing. When you brush your teeth hard instead of using gentle back-and-forth motions; use a hard-bristled toothbrush over a soft one; have plaque or tartar above or below the gum line; or have gum sensitivity due to the early stages of gum disease, gums can begin to bleed. If this problem continues even after you’ve made changes to your oral care routine or happens whenever you practice your brushing, please call our office for a more detailed exam.

I really do not like visiting the dentist. Is there anything you can do to help me relax?

Feeling anxious before going to the dentist is more common than you’d think, so we understand your concerns. That’s why we incorporate many in-house amenities to make the experience more relaxing! For example, you can use headphones and DVD movies available in every one of our operatories, so you can focus on your favorite entertainment while you complete care.

What type of tooth whitening do you offer?

We use the Nite White®, an at-home teeth whitening system. The Peppermint Cream flavored whitening gel is applied by the patient at home with a tray that is custom fitted by the dentist. The gel whitens the teeth while the patient sleeps, with amazing results in only 7-10 nights.

I do not like drills. Are there any other options?

If you dislike dental visits, it might be because of the uncomfortable whining that emits from traditional dental drills. Instead, we use electric hand pieces and instruments utilizing air abrasion, which are much quieter and more comfortable for your care. If you still have concerns, we’ll break down how these instruments work to give you additional confidence.

Crowns, veneers, onlays, inlays and partials…where can I learn more about these procedures?

In order to permanently protect damaged teeth, Dr. Fisher will recommend these long-lasting restorative procedures. Not only are they much easier on the mouth, but they blend in with your smile to make it look complete. The American Dental Association has tons of additional information on these treatments.

We’re more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you have about any procedure performed at our office. We care deeply about staying on top of the latest research and findings within the dental field, making it easier for us to answer your questions. It’s also why we’ve invested in Casey, a dedicated patient education system at our office that allows you to print information on specific procedures.

What precautions do you take to ensure patient safety?

There is nothing more important than protecting the safety of our patients. For starters, we exceed the current standards recommended by OSHA and our team is always thoroughly trained on the latest in sterilization procedures and research. Not only do we provide protective masks, gowns, and gloves during exams, but we dispose of them after completing your visit. Our dedicated sterilization center helps us maximize efficient sterilization and reduce the risk of human contamination. We’re more than happy to demonstrate how these procedures work if you’d like to see them for yourself!

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