Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions.
At Tully Dental, we do not participate with dental insurance companies. However, we do encourage you to bring your insurance information with you. We will be happy to provide you with an ADA dental insurance form for you to submit, or we would be happy to submit the form for you. Please remember that you are responsible for payment at the time of service. We allow a 5% credit for those who choose to pay with cash or check. We also accept VISA, Mastercard, and Discover credit cards for payment, as well as being able to set up an account for you with Care Credit.
Gingivitis (gum disease) may occur more frequently during pregnancy due to a rise in the body’s hormone levels. These increased hormones exaggerate the way gum tissue responds to plaque. A woman can decrease the chances of gingivitis by brushing and flossing, and continuing with regular dental visits throughout her pregnancy. The optimal time for elective treatment is from the fourth through sixth months of pregnancy.
There are effective treatments for tooth sensitivity. Initially, treatment involves ruling out other possible dental problems such as a cavity, tooth grinding or a dying or fractured tooth. Treatment also includes using over-the-counter desensitizing toothpaste for two to six weeks. Potassium nitrate–containing toothpaste that carry the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance are good choices.
If further treatment is necessary, we may choose to apply a topical fluoride or an oxilate treatment. Another effective treatment is bonding, which involves applying a tooth-colored plastic or porcelain material to the tooth surface to seal the exposed dentim or root surface. If you have sensitive teeth, give our office a call to discuss your options.
Tully Dental uses a local anesthetic. This form of anesthetic is by far the most common form of dental anesthetic. You will receive an injection of a short acting (one hour), long acting (three hours), or extra long acting (up to six hours) anesthetic. There are almost no side effects and unless you have a special preference, local anesthetic will be used in your dental services. There is no additional fee for these anesthetics.
For more information about what kinds of orthodontic treatments are available at Tully Dental, please call our office to schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Tully.
For more information about the limited surgery available at Tully Dental, please call our office to schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Tully.