If I am a new patient, what will I have to pay on my first visit?

With confirmed and current insurance coverage, a new patient should expect to pay approximately $25.

Will I have to pay my co-pay at the time of service?

Yes, Patients estimated percentage is due when services are rendered. No exceptions.

Is my dental insurance accepted?

Creative Dentistry, P.C. accepts PPO or indemnity dental plans. Creative Dentistry, P.C. is not a member of any managed care networks. Creative Dentistry, P.C. is considered an out-of-network provider.

Is financial assistance available?

Yes, CareCredit and Citi Health financial assistance is available.

Is whitening safe?

Yes, extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentist consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, Life Like is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.

Who may benefit from tooth whitening?

Almost anyone. However, treatment may not be as effective or some as it is for others. Creative Dentistry, P.C. can determine if you are a viable candidate for this procedure through a thorough oral exam, including a shade assessment.

What is Life-Like tooth whitening?

Life Like is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.

Will someone need to accompany me?

Yes, due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you to our office and home again.

Will I be monitored?

Yes, one of our team is always with you and your vital signs are monitored during the entire visit. You are never alone.

Who is a candidate?

Patients who have…

  • high fear of visiting the dentist
  • had traumatic dental experiences
  • difficulty getting numb
  • a bad gag reflex
  • very sensitive teeth
  • limited time to complete their dental care
  • complex dental problems

Patients who…

  • hate needles and shots
  • hate noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care
  • are afraid and embarrassed about their teeth

Will my insurance cover the cost of oral sedation?

No, Creative Dentistry, P.C. does offer oral sedation at competitive pricing. The benefits surely outweigh the cost.

What are the benefits?

It allows you to comfortably undergo everything from a simple cleaning to extensive concerns. One of the additional benefits is that the medicine has an amnesia quality, which for most patients, tends to prevent almost any memory of the visit.

  • Allows more treatment to be provided in a shorter time, which could decrease total number of visits.
  • It enhances effectiveness of anesthetic.
  • It decreases gagging.
  • It decreases joint and muscle soreness.

 

My parent (or child) is severely disabled. Does your staff know how to handle patients with severe disabilities?

As an acknowledged Middle and Eastern Tennessee State Department of Mental Health service provider, we are highly experienced in providing dental care for the severely disabled.

I haven’t been to the dentist in more than 10 years. How many appointments will I need?

Most of our patients visit us twice – once for a consultation and the second time for dental treatment. The consultation is a conversation with the team to understand your history and dental health. The second visit will focus on completing your treatment plan. Most dental needs can be taken care of in one appointment in office or in outpatient facilities.