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Frequently Asked Questions

Need to ask our doctors something? Want to know if it’s time for your next checkup or if we’ll accept your dental insurance? Below, you’ll find answers to many of the common questions our patients ask us every day. If you still have a question after reading through everything, be sure to give us a call and ask. We’re always willing to take extra time to make sure you understand your dental care.

How many times a year do I need to visit the dentist?

Our dentists agree with the ADA (American Dental Association) that children and adults should be attending a checkup and cleaning at least every six months, or twice per calendar year. By doing so, you have a much better chance of avoiding tooth decay, gum disease, and other serious oral health problems that can wreak havoc on your smile.

When should my son or daughter visit the dentist for the first time?

It’s a good idea to bring in young children to their first appointment when they reach the age of one. This way, our dentists can meet your loved one, assess their oral development, and teach you how to properly care for their growing smiles at home!

Should I be worried if my gum tissue seems red or swollen?

These symptoms are clear signs of gum disease, and our Canton team needs to clean and/or remove infected tissue as soon as possible so that your condition doesn’t worsen. Thankfully, we’ve left behind traditional scalpels and sutures in the past, replacing them with a state-of-the-art soft tissue laser that provides precise, comfortable treatment.

What’s the right choice for replacing my lost tooth?

While Dentistry at Hickory Flat offers several reconstructive choices, dental implants are the clear frontrunner. Unlike its traditional counterparts, implants literally rebuild your tooth from the ground up, recreating a functional tooth root that keeps your jawbone full and healthy. Their versatile nature allows them to rebuild a single tooth, multiple teeth in a row, or even a full denture. Better yet, they’re reliable, long-lasting, and seamlessly attractive! Our dentists are proud to offer every stage of the dental implant procedure right here in our office, saving patients valuable cost and time.

Can you help me improve the way my smile looks?

Yes! Dentistry at Hickory Flat offers a wide range of cosmetic dental services that are designed to eliminate common aesthetic flaws and give you the confident look you’ve been dreaming of. Click here to explore the options that are available to you.

Do you take dental insurance?

Our practice is happy to work with all PPO and traditional insurance plans, and we’re actually in-network providers for several of them as well. You can find a full list here! Our capable team members will personally file claims on your behalf, handle any paperwork, and do everything in their power to maximize your deserved benefits.

How can I pay for my care at your office?

In addition to insurance coverage, our practice accepts cash, checks, and major credit cards. Even better, you can pay with just a few clicks through our 100% safe online portal! Patients are also able to check their remaining balances here.

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