Our practice gladly welcomes all new and prospective patients. We understand you only want the best for your smile and may have several questions about the services we provide. At Nelson Dental Care, we want you to feel comfortable reaching out to our team of experts to inquire about our office and amenities. If you don’t have time to call and chat for a few minutes, you can review our list of frequently asked questions below. Hopefully, these answers provide you with the clarification and insight you need for yourself and your family.
How Do I Find the Best Place to Get Dental Work Done?
To get the answer to this question, you have to figure out what you’re looking for. It will help to ask yourself the following questions:
Do you want to visit a practice located closer to your home or work?
Are you looking for an in-network provider?
Do you want a professional who offers comprehensive services for the entire family?
Once you know what you want from a dental practice, you can narrow down an office that will provide you with the best care for your smile. At Nelson Dental Care, we are pleased to care for patients of all ages and offer affordable dentistry for any budget. Make sure you read up on patient reviews and staff bios to ensure the practice is right for you.
How Do I Get Emergency Dental Care?
Don’t panic – there are ways to address dental emergencies at home. First things first, you should call our office and explain your symptoms. An experienced team member will provide instructions to help you manage your situation at home. If needed, we can pencil you in that very same day to get your smile back on the right track. Should you face continuous bleeding from the mouth, a fractured jaw, or increased swelling, be sure to contact 911 and get to your local emergency room as soon as possible.
What to Do If You Can’t Afford a Dentist?
Even if you think you can’t afford a dentist, you should still make an appointment with our office right away. Otherwise, failing to get the care you need can lead to more serious and problematic issues. You may eventually require more timely and costly procedures.
If you have dental insurance, we can review your policy to help reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. Patients without insurance can take advantage of flexible financing and our in-house membership plan. With these additional payment options, you can get the care you need while staying within your budget.
What Level of Education is Required to Be a Dentist?
Dental professionals must earn a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or a Doctor of Dental Sciences (DDS) from an accredited dental school. Anyone who wants to pursue a career in dentistry must obtain a bachelor's degree before applying to dental school. Students who enroll in an accredited dental school can expect the program to last at least three years and undergo both classroom and hands-on training. All dentists must complete continuing education hours each year to keep their licenses.