We get asked all sorts of questions on a daily basis. Some are specifically about what our San Ramon practice has to offer while others are more generalized queries about dentistry. No matter what kind of questions are on your mind, our team will listen to you carefully and give you helpful, easy-to-understand answers. The FAQs below cover just a few of the topics that our patients often want to know more about.
How Do I Get Emergency Dental Care?
For most dental emergencies, it is better to call a dental practice than an emergency room. The doctors at the ER most likely won’t be able to properly treat knocked-out teeth and other dental issues. Meanwhile, our practice offers same-day appointments for patients who urgently need dental care; if you reach out to us, we can get your smile the expert treatment it needs in a timely manner.
How Do I Find the Best Place to Get Dental Work Done?
Some good criteria to set for choosing the right dental practice include:
Whether they take your insurance.
Whether they’re located near your home.
What kinds of procedures they offer.
What kind of office environment they have.
How qualified the dentist(s) are.
When looking at a new dental practice, make a list of the criteria that they should meet. Then spend some time exploring their website to learn more about them. Check to see if they’ve gotten any feedback on Google or other websites, and don’t forget to read the bios for the dentist and their staff.
How Much Does a Dental Checkup & Cleaning Cost in San Ramon?
The cost of a dental checkup and cleaning in the United States usually falls between $200 and $350. It’s difficult to give a more precise estimate because the location of the practice, the health of the specific patient, and a number of other factors can all influence the final price. You can usually expect dental insurance to pay for a significant percentage of the cost of preventive care; if you contact our office and let us know what plan you have, we can explain what your coverage for a checkup and cleaning will look like.
How Can I Make a Same-Day Appointment with a Dentist?
It may be necessary to schedule a same-day visit if you have a dental problem that needs to be dealt with immediately, such as a severe toothache. Since there’s no guarantee that you’ll get a quick response if you send an email, you should always directly call our practice to make this type of appointment.
What Level of Education is Required to Be a Dentist?
Becoming a dentist in the United States requires a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or Doctor of Dental Sciences (DDS). To achieve one of these degrees, an individual must complete three years of dental school, which involves hands-on learning in addition to classes. Also, in order to renew their license, a dentist needs to finish a set number of continuing education hours as determined by their state.