Are you accepting new patients?
Of course we are! Our patients are usually referred from general dentists and specialists but we also accept patients that refer themselves or are referred by other patients.
Will the procedure hurt?
The procedure may be a little uncomfortable depending on how much inflammation and infection you have. Usually a localized anesthetic is used to alleviate pain, similar to what you would receive when having a filling done.
Will I be sedated?
Oral sedation such as valium is used to reduce any anxiety. Approximately 20-25% of our patients use sedation with surgery.Sedation dentistry is used by Dr. Lanier to provide a relaxing, calming experience for patients who are afraid of going to the dentist and/or having dental procedures performed. There are many forms of sedation that can be administered in a variety of ways such as intravenous (IV) sedation, oral sedation, or local anesthetic. This variety of sedation methods offers us the flexibility of three levels of sedation – minimal, moderate, and deep – depending on the level of anxiety the patient experiences or the need of the treatment.
Do you accept insurance?
We are happy to file your insurance for you and ask that you pay your estimated copayment at the time of the procedure. You will be responsible for any unpaid portion that insurance does not cover. The first visit we ask you to pay for the appointment in full and we will file the insurance for you.
Will insurance cover the cost of my treatments?
We work with almost all insurance companies and can give you an estimate of the coverage compared to previous patients' coverage with those companies. We will be happy to file a pretreatment estimate with your insurance company as needed.
Will I be able to go back to work?
After nonsurgical appointments, you will be able to go back to work. After surgery, you may want to take the rest of the day off and should be able to return to work the next day.