Frequently Asked Questions
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Do you accept families?
Yes! We look forward to serving your entire family. We suggest little ones have their first appointment around age 1, or as soon as teeth begin to appear. Not only is this wonderful for their dental health, but early exposure to a friendly dentist helps mitigate a future fear of dentists.
Do you offer 'laughing gas' (nitrous)?
Yes, we offer nitrous gas at your request. Please speak with Dr. DePorter regarding your procedure concerns. Our goal is to provide you with a pain-free, effective, and enjoyable treatment experience! Dentistry was a scary industry a long time ago. Today, modern procedures, safeguards, and techniques make for a wonderful experience.
I have high dental anxiety. How do you handle patients like me?
You are not alone, and many people fear dental visits. We are very sorry if you've had traumatic dental experiences or have lacked exposure to compassionate dental care in your past. Regardless of where your dental anxiety originates from, our team takes every precaution to ensure you have a wonderful and gentle dental experience. We are proud to have helped many patients confront and conquer their dental fear; and would love the opportunity to help you too.
Do x-rays expose me to radiation?
Your long-term health and safety is our utmost concern. Radiation exposure from dental x-rays is extremely insignificant, and often exaggerated by non-scientific sources. Did you know that you experience significantly more radiation on an airplane or walking outside than you do from a dental x-ray? Additionally, our modern digital x-rays emit even less radiation than old film-based machines.
What if I can’t make my appointment?
When you book your appointment, we reserve a room, supplies, and skilled team members just for you. Still, we understand life happens! Kindly provide us with a minimum of 48 hours for reschedule requests. A $25 fee will be charged for no-show appointments, and $50 thereafter for each consecutive missed appointment.