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Frequently Asked Questions
For New Patients
What is the Healthy Teeth Club Membership?
The Healthy Teeth Club Membership is a dental savings plan that offers a variety of benefits, including 35% courtesy on dental implants and Invisalign® clear aligners, 20% courtesy on all crowns, bridges, implants, fillings, dentures, extractions, and teeth whitening, complimentary dental exams and cleanings, and access to exclusive member discounts.
What can I expect on my first visit to Port Orchard Dental Excellence?
our first visit to our office will begin with a comprehensive dental exam. This exam will include a review of your medical history, a visual examination of your teeth and gums, and x-rays. We will also discuss your dental needs and create a personalized treatment plan.
What should I bring to my first visit?
Please bring your insurance card, a list of any medications you are taking, and a copy of your most recent dental records.
What if I have questions about my dental care?
Please don't hesitate to ask us any questions you have. We want you to feel comfortable and informed about your dental care.
What are your payment options?
We accept most major insurance plans, as well as cash, check, and credit cards. We also offer a variety of financing options to make dental care more affordable.
What are your hours of operation?
We are open Monday-Thursday from 8am to 5pm for the 1st and 3rd weeks, and Tuesday-Friday from 8am to 5pm for the 2nd and 4th weeks. We are closed on weekends and major holidays.
How can I schedule an appointment?
You can schedule an appointment by calling our office at (360) 876-3171. We also offer online scheduling through our website.
Dental Emergencies?Disclaimer: We provide emergency dental care for patients who are experiencing severe pain or other dental problems that require immediate attention. However, we are not a hospital or urgent care center, and we cannot provide all types of emergency care. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, such as a heart attack or stroke, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Please be aware that we may not be able to see you immediately if we are already booked with other patients. In this case, we will refer you to another dental office that can see you sooner.
What is considered a dental emergency?
Dental emergencies can include severe toothaches, knocked-out teeth, chipped or fractured teeth, dental abscesses, gum infections, dental trauma, or any oral condition causing significant pain, discomfort, or bleeding that requires immediate attention.
Should I visit the emergency room for a dental emergency?
While the emergency room can provide initial care for certain dental emergencies, it is recommended to visit a dentist for dental-specific issues. Dentists have the expertise, equipment, and specialized knowledge to address dental emergencies effectively.
Can I schedule an emergency dental appointment at Port Orchard Dental Excellence?
Yes, Port Orchard Dental Excellence offers emergency dental appointments. We prioritize providing prompt care for dental emergencies and strive to accommodate same-day or next-day appointments whenever possible.
What should I do if my tooth gets knocked out?
If a tooth gets knocked out, handle it by the crown (avoid touching the root), rinse it gently with water if dirty, and try to place it back into the socket if possible. If not, keep it moist in milk or saliva and visit our dental office immediately for evaluation and potential re-implantation.
Disclaimer: Please note that the provided information above is based on general knowledge, and it's always recommended to consult with Dr. Lance Stolworthy, or our dental team for personalized advice and recommendations regarding your specific dental needs and conditions. For any questions or concerns, please call our Port Orchard office at (360) 876-3171.