Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about dentistry and oral health issues. If you have any other questions or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.
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CAN I BRING MY CHILDREN TO YOUR PRACTICE?
All our locations have activities for kids including, but not limited to, X-Box, indoor gyms, interactive games, etc. We are happy to treat patients of all ages at Smiley Dental. Our dentist and team have years of experience working with young patients, and we’d be happy to offer your children superior dentistry services.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I VISIT SMILEY DENTAL?
We encourage our patients to attend preventive dental checkups two times each year. During these regular appointments, we’ll evaluate your smile, clean your teeth, and conduct a one on one consultation and treatment planning session.
WHAT IS PERIODONTAL THERAPY?
Gum disease affects more than 50% of US adults, and periodontal therapy from our team is how we help patients renew their oral health following gum disease.
WHAT IS TMJ DYSFUNCTION?
The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) connect the jaw to the skull bone. When these joints are strained, used excessively, or otherwise damaged, pain when moving the jaw or limited jaw mobility may occur. When this happens, patients are said to suffer from TMJ dysfunction or TMD.
CAN YOU HELP DURING A DENTAL EMERGENCY?
We are happy to provide same day emergency dentistry services in most cases. If we’re unable to see you the day you call, we’ll walk you through pain management and first aid over the phone.
DO YOU TAKE MY INSURANCE?
We are happy to process and file claims for most major dental insurance providers. We are in-network with a variety of PPO benefit plans and MassHealth.
DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?
Our office partners with CareCredit, a third party medical and dental financier, to offer patients affordable monthly payment plans. Qualified patients receive low or no interest financing through CareCredit.