Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers to all your questions about South High Dental! Read below to learn more about our practice and procedures.
Do you accept Medicare/Medicaid?
Unfortunately, due to government regulations, we are unable to accept Medicare or Medicaid. This includes CareSource, Molina Healthcare, Buckeye Community Health Plan, Paramount, United Healthcare Community Plan, and all DMO and HMO plans.
Do you perform crowns/dentures/onlays/implants/root canals/wisdom tooth extractions?
Yes, we perform all of these treatments and more, including orthopedic procedures such as Invisalign and braces, as well as sleep apnea appliances!
What other preventative measures are you taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
We are doing everything in our power to prevent the spread of the virus in our office. One big way we are doing this is by using a virtual waiting room and asking patients to text or call once they are in our parking lot, so that we may control the flow of patients in a way that minimizes any contact with other patients during your visit. We also require all patients and staff to wear masks at all times while in the office. We take extra measures to sanitize all surfaces after each patient visit, and we also keep track of employee temperatures in and out of the office every day.
Will this treatment hurt?
Thanks to the latest technology in numbing, our anesthetics are far more effective than they were even five years ago. We do our best to make you very numb before we even begin the treatment. First, we’ll do a test to make sure you cannot feel anything. The only thing you should feel is pressure and touch, but absolutely no pain.
Will my new fillings be white?
Yes! All of our restorations are tooth-colored, as we have been a silver mercury-free office for over 20 years. When we are finished, it will look and feel just like a tooth.
When can I chew on my new crown?
Technically, as soon as you leave the office, you can begin chewing on your new crown. However, you may still be numb, which could make eating more difficult. Our recommendation is to not chew anything hard until you feel like your mouth is back to normal. If you’re hungry, think of soft foods like yogurt, soft serve ice cream or a milkshake.
When does the numbness go away?
The average time you are numb after you leave the dental office is about two hours. Taking a brisk walk or having a caffeinated beverage (activities that increase your blood pressure) can speed up the process of your mouth returning to normal.
Can I have this treatment done today?
Yes! As a matter of fact, we prefer to treat patients the same day, if possible, for two reasons:
- We are respectful of your time
- Cavities only get bigger with time, not smaller. So we do our best to live up to our promise to take care of you in a timely manner and take care of the disease in your mouth.