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Can I get a same-day appointment?
Yes we can. Our patients as well as others new to the practice enjoy same day service. We believe that in efficient quality care as one of our core beliefs in order to provide excellent dental care for you and your family.
Do you offer financing options?
Financing options are available. We are more than happy to discuss this with you in order to help you achieve optimal dental health.
Will my insurance cover my visit?
We accept most insurance plans and are more than happy to help you navigate your plan in order to provide you all the information you require in order to be part of our family.
Do you offer free consultations?
Yes we do. We would like you to give us a chance to get to know our Phi Dental Team. We are confident that once you get to know us you will leave many of your questions answered and feel good about being a patient in our practice.
Is a cleaning going to be painful?
Most people find that cleanings are painless, and find the sensations described above – tickling vibrations, the cooling mist of water, and the feeling of pressure during “scraping” – do not cause discomfort. A lot of people even report that they enjoy cleanings and the lovely smooth feel of their teeth afterwards! There may be odd zingy sensations, but many people don’t mind as they only last a nanosecond.
Be sure to let your dentist/hygienist know if you find things are getting too uncomfortable for your liking. They can recommend various options to make the cleaning more enjoyable.
Painful cleaning experiences can be caused by a number of things: a rough dentist or hygienist, exposed dentine (not dangerous, but can make cleanings unpleasant), or sore gum tissues.
In case you may have had painful cleaning experiences in the past, switching to a gentle hygienist/dentist and perhaps a spot of nitrous oxide can often make all the difference. You could also choose to be numbed. If you find the scaling a bit uncomfortable because the gum tissues (rather than the teeth themselves) are sensitive, topical numbing gels can be used.