Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Castleton, VT

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Helping you and your family better understand your oral health is our top priority. This is why we’re ready to answer your questions and address your concerns. We never want you to feel “in the dark” or uneasy about coming to see us. Below is a list of frequently asked dental questions from our Castleton, VT dental patients that we hope will provide some clarity.

How often should I see a dentist?

It is recommended that patients of all ages see a dentist every six months for dental checkups and cleanings. There may be times that more frequent visits are necessary, but these appointments make it possible for us to identify oral health issues early on before they worsen and require more extensive treatment.

Do you place dental implants in-house or will I need a referral?

While many dental offices refer patients to outside specialists for dental implant placement, Dr. Wagner is trained to place them in-house. This not only makes things more convenient, but our patients can also remain with the same familiar faces throughout treatment.

When is a tooth extraction necessary?

Tooth extractions are often the last option for dentists when recommending treatment; however, they are often necessary. Severe tooth decay that cannot be treated with a root canal, facial trauma, overcrowded teeth, and impaction are all reasons Dr. Wagner may suggest tooth removal.

Do you provide children’s dentistry?

Yes, we welcome even the youngest members of the family. Dr. Wagner is well-versed in how young teeth and gums grow and develop over time. Offering preventive and restorative services designed to put children on the path to better oral hygiene, we can ensure the health and safety of their smiles for years to come.

How do you handle dental emergencies?

We welcome emergency dental patients and always work to schedule same-day appointments. While waiting at home, we’ll provide individuals with ways to manage the pain until it’s time for their visit. Once we examine the problem, we will quickly reduce the discomfort before crafting a personalized plan to address the underlying issue.

I’m uninsured. How can I make my dental care affordable?

We understand dental care can be costly, which is why we are pleased to provide in-house financing while also partnering with CareCredit. This company allows eligible enrollees to spread out the cost of dental care. This makes it possible for individuals to make manageable monthly payments on a timeline that fits their schedule.

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