Ask Us

Q - Does Capital Corner Dental provide direct billing?

A - Yes. Capital Corner Dental provides what is called Assignment or Direct Billing.

This means that the insurance company will pay our office directly.  With this service the patient is only required to pay the portion not covered by insurance at the time of the appointment.  To offer this service we do require a credit card number on file. We would never use your credit without explicit permission from you.

 

Q - What types of payments does Capital Corner Dental accept?

A - We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard and Interac.  We prefer that your account be settled after each visit.

 

Q - Can I pay online?

A - Yes. To make things really easy, you can now pay for your dental treatment with a few clicks of the mouse. We are registered with many major banks.

 

Q - How much will my visit cost?

A - Service prices will vary depending on the type of appointment. While we are unable to diagnose over the phone, we will provide you with a rough estimate based on the current fee guide.

 

Q - What do I do if I have an emergency when the office is closed?

A - If your dental emergency occurs after our office closed, call our main phone line for information on how to be connected to our emergency service. One of our dentists will return your call and arrange to see you if needed.

 

Q - My child has had an accident and a tooth has been entirely knocked out. What do I do?

A - If your child’s tooth has been knocked, please contact our office immediately.  We also recommend that you locate, rinse off, and put the tooth back into its socket.  If this is not possible, place the tooth in a glass of milk until you can get to our office.

 

Q - What is an abscessed tooth?

A - When bacteria enter your tooth through deep cavities, cracks or flawed fillings, your tooth can become abscessed.  An abscessed tooth is a tooth with an infection in the pulp.  An abscessed tooth may cause pain and/or swelling. Your dentist may notice the infection from a dental x-ray or from other changes with the tooth.  If left untreated, an abscessed tooth can cause serious oral health problems.

 

Q - When should I take my child to the dentist for the first time?

A - It’s important to get an early start on dental care, so that your child will learn that visiting the dentist is a regular part of health care.  It’s important to make a child’s first visit a positive experience.  We recommend booking your child for a fun check starting around age 3.  A fun check is short appointment that allows us to introduce your child slowly and using kid friendly terms to our dental office.

 

Q - How does your mouth affect your overall health?

A - Oral health is not only important for your appearance and sense of well being, but also to your overall health. Cavities and gum disease many contribute to many serious conditions, such as diabetes and respiratory diseases.  People with diabetes are more susceptible to gum disease and it can put them at greater risk of diabetic complications.  The bacteria in plaque can travel from the mouth to the lungs, causing infections or infections or aggravating existing lung conditions.

 

Q - Is it necessary for me to clean or brush my baby’s teeth?

A - Yes, you should start cleaning your child’s mouth even before your child has teeth.  Use a soft baby brush or wrap your finger in a clean, damp washcloth, then brush or wipe your baby’s gums and teeth.