Do you still have questions about what to expect when you walk into our dental office in Manchester? Although calling us is always the fastest way to get answers to your questions, we completely understand that some people prefer to do their own research first or simply don’t have time to call. That’s why we’ve included the answers to some frequently asked questions below.
How Do I Get Emergency Dental Care?
We understand that suffering from a sudden toothache or dental injury can be stressful. The first step in relieving your pain and making your smile healthy again is giving our office a call. A member of our team can help you manage your situation and schedule an emergency appointment as soon as possible.
It’s worth mentioning that when you have a dental emergency, you should call a dentist instead of the ER in most cases. ER doctors don’t usually have the expertise necessary to address specific oral health issues the way that our dentists can. However, if your emergency is also life-threatening (such as a broken jaw or profuse bleeding), then you should head to the ER immediately.
How Do I Find the Best Place to Get Dental Work Done?
To find the right type of dentist, you first have to define what qualities are important to you. For instance, you might be looking for a dentist who takes your insurance, is close to home, and follows strict safety and cleanliness guidelines.
You’ll also want to determine which kinds of services you want. Do you need major restorative work done? Do you need a dentist for your child? Do you want a significant smile makeover with veneers?
Once you’re sure of the qualities you want in a dentist, you can start by reading reviews on their website, as well as the bios of the doctor(s) and team members. Look for custom photos and videos on the website. These are great ways to give you an idea of the level of care you can expect from the practice.
How Much Does a Dental Checkup and Cleaning Cost in Manchester?
There is no fixed cost of a dental checkup and cleaning in Manchester, as each patient’s oral health differs. Generally, this appointment begins with your dentist discussing your medical history and any concerns you may have regarding your oral health. From there, the dentist will examine your teeth and gums, take X-rays, and screen for oral cancer. A hygienist will then clean your teeth.
In the United States, the average cost of a dental checkup and cleaning is somewhere between $200 and $350. However, in most cases, these kinds of preventive visits are almost or entirely covered by dental insurance.
What Do You Do If You Can’t Afford a Dentist?
Keeping your smile healthy is all about prevention. By attending routine appointments, your dentist can detect oral health problems early enough that treatment is still simple and cost-effective. If you have access to dental insurance, it will typically cover the cost of two checkups a year to help you avoid issues like cavities and gum disease, which can require pricier treatment later on.
If you don’t have dental insurance, don’t worry. Our practice offers an In-House Membership Plan to help make your dental care more affordable. For a flat, low monthly fee, patients of all ages (including those who need extra periodontal care) can enjoy two FREE preventive visits a year. Plus, you get one FREE emergency exam per year (if you need it), and a 10% discount on many other services.