Do you have a question about our practice or dental care in general? We’re ready to help! We consider patient education to be an important part of dentistry, and we encourage you to reach out to our Westlake Hills Dental Arts team if there’s anything you might like to know. The following FAQs cover some of the topics that our patients have asked about the most; take the time to see if the answers you’re looking for are already discussed here before you call.
How Do I Get Emergency Dental Care?
Unless the problem is life-threatening, it’s generally better to call your dentist for help during a dental emergency rather than an emergency room. That’s because a dentist is much more likely to have the training and equipment necessary to properly treat the issue.
If you have severe tooth pain, noticeable dental damage, or another emergency situation, call our office immediately. We’ll schedule a same-day appointment whenever possible, and our staff can give you advice on keeping the situation under control at home. Don’t delay getting care; dental emergencies only become more severe over time, and waiting too long will most likely result in an even worse situation.
How Do I Find the Best Place to Get Dental Work Done?
When choosing a new dental practice, you’ll want to consider what matters to you the most. Generally speaking, you’ll want a dentist that accepts your insurance, is easy to get to, is highly qualified, and offers a wide range of services. Once you know what you’re looking for, you can look at the practice’s website and read patient reviews. This should give you the information you need to make a decision.
At our practice conveniently located in West Austin, we’re happy to offer various preventive, restorative, and cosmetic treatments to meet our patients’ dental needs, and we take many different insurance plans.
How Much Does a Dental Check-up & Cleaning Cost in Austin?
The cost of a dental checkup generally depends on which practice you visit and where it’s located. In the United States, the average cost is somewhere between $200 and $350. However, it’s worth noting that if you have dental insurance, your plan will likely cover most, if not all, of the cost of a dental checkup and cleaning. Be sure to check with your insurance carrier about the specifics of your plan so that you have an idea of how much you can expect to pay out of pocket for dental care.
What is the Best Way to Find a Cosmetic Dentist?
Any dentist can call themselves a cosmetic dentist, but not all of them are equally qualified. It’s best to find a dentist who has been specifically trained in cosmetic dentistry; this gives you the best chance of getting dazzling results that you can be proud to show off. For example, Dr. Long regularly attends the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry conference, and she has enrolled in the Dawson Academy advanced cosmetic dentistry curriculum.