If you’re looking for a new dentist in Grapevine, you probably want to ask questions or address concerns ahead of becoming a new patient. At Smiles by Martin, we remain dedicated to informing patients to the fullest extent, allowing them to make an educated decision on their family’s future dental care. Below, you can read some of the most common questions we receive, so feel free to take a look as you peruse our website!
How do I find the best place to get work done?
What’s most important is figuring out what your priorities and expectations are ahead of choosing a new dentist. For example, many people confirm if a practice accepts their insurance, fits into their budget, or exists close enough to their home for convenient routine visits. Additionally, you’ll want to find out if the practice can meet your needs, whether they be preventive, restorative, or cosmetic in nature. We recommend paying our office a visit so you can get to know the team, Dr. Martin, and the overall vibe and atmosphere. It’s also encouraged to read our practice’s reviews to hear from other patients!
How much does a checkup and cleaning cost in Grapevine?
Cost varies based on location, but generally speaking, a checkup and cleaning falls between $200 and $350 within the United States. During these visits, our office starts by looking over patient health history and discussing any concerns you may have upfront. As part of your exam, we typically complete digital X-rays once a year, but may perform additional scans if needed. Following the exam, which also includes an oral cancer screening, we clean your teeth of any plaque or tartar deposits, then recommend any treatments we believe you should complete.
What do you do if you can’t afford a dentist?
If you’re putting off routine dental care as a way to save money, we strongly encourage you to reconsider as dentistry is all about prevention first. By investing in your oral health through exams and cleanings, you decrease the chances of needing to spend far more on expensive treatments intended to resolve major oral health problems (i.e. severe tooth decay, infection, etc.) However, those budgeting their dental care without dental insurance should consider either CareCredit or Citi Health, two third-party financing options that let you pay for care over a longer period of time.
How can I make a same-day appointment with a dentist?
Please call our office directly if you want to get seen by our team as soon as possible. You’re far more likely to get to speak with a team member when you call vs. sending us an email. You’ll also be able to give our team member more information about your current situation so they can determine the urgency of your dental concern.
How do I get emergency dental care?
Call our office as soon as possible if you have an urgent dental issue. If your problem is life-threatening, dial 911 instead. Keep in mind that most hospitals cannot address dental emergencies since they lack the professionals and resources to do so. If you have a dental emergency, especially one that is causing significant pain, you should be able to get seen by our office the same day in most cases. At the very least, a team member can provide first-aid tips over the phone to help you manage your situation until you arrive.