QUESTIONS ABOUT INSURANCE AND BILLING
Please bring a VALID driver’s license, dental insurance card, a list of current medications, and a form of payment.
Our office will only file the primary dental insurance, but we will be happy to give you an itemized statement so that you can submit for reimbursement. If you are unsure which policy is your primary coverage, please call your insurance company to find out.
Our office is not in-network with any medical insurance. We will not file for medical benefits. If your dental insurance requires that your medical insurance be filed before dental will pay, you will need to file the medical insurance yourself for reimbursement. If that is the case, you will need to pay in full at the time of service.
We are in-network with most major insurance companies. There is a provider number on the back of your insurance card that you can call to make sure we are an in-network provider.
Most insurance does not pay 100%. You will be responsible to pay a portion of the procedure at the time of service. If you need to know an estimated portion that you will owe the day of procedure, we will be happy to schedule a consultation prior to service.
We accept all major credit cards, care credit, and Flex Spending Account cards.
We will accept Medicaid in Indiana only. We do not accept Medicare at either office.
QUESTIONS ABOUT PROCEDURES AND RECOVERY
Download our post-procedure Home Care Information HERE.
We like our patients to be as comfortable as possible. Short sleeves are best for general anesthesia.
Leave your gauze in for 1 hour after you leave the office. If you are still bleeding, replace it with fresh gauze and apply pressure for another 30 minutes.
If you think you will be laying down to sleep, remove gauze.
We recommend using ice for 24 hours after your procedure—generally with a 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off schedule. Of course, rest is important so no need to wake yourself to replace ice.
We’ll be sure to provide you with extra gauze when you leave our office. If you do run out of gauze you can use a caffeinated tea bag.
You might have slight bleeding up to 24 hours after a procedure.
A dry socket, also known as alveolar osteitis, usually has symptoms of throbbing and ache that may radiate into your ear a few days after surgery. If this occurs, please call our office for a follow up exam. This can be treated through cleaning and medication.
If bleeding has stopped, you may eat 1 hour after surgery.
You can brush the night of the procedure, being very careful around the area where the tooth or teeth were removed.
Refrain from drinking from a straw for a few days after the procedure.