This dental FAQ answers a few of the most common questions we receive from patients. If something you’re concerned about isn’t listed, please give us a call at (504) 347-1015 so that we may help.
What ages do you treat?
We are a family dental practice. Every single one of your loved ones may receive care at our practice. From gentle pediatric dentistry to dentures and restorative dentistry, we’re able to address your dental needs at any age.
How often should I schedule dental exams?
The American Dental Association recommends that you visit the dentist at least twice per year, to catch problems as soon as possible. This is just a general guideline – depending on your teeth and risk of periodontal disease, we may need to see you more often than that. Ask Dr. Baudean and he will recommend a personal exam schedule.
What do I do in the case of a dental emergency?
Dental emergencies should be dealt with ASAP. Call us right away to let us know the problem, and we will advise you on how to proceed. Should your problem be serious and after business hours, our office will give you an emergency contact number. As always, if your emergency is life-threatening, call 911.
How much of my treatment will my dental insurance cover?
Every insurance plan is different, and we recommend that you discuss your dental insurance with your provider prior to treatment. While we will help you work through insurance coverage and assist you in receiving benefits, no one is more knowledgeable of your coverage than the provider itself. Keep in mind that cosmetic dental procedures (elective procedures) are not typically covered by dental insurance. We will discuss your costs and your likely coverage at your consultation, prior to forming a treatment plan.
I don’t know if I can afford the procedure I need. Do you offer financing plans?
We offer patient financing through CareCredit. Talk to our staff prior to treatment to learn more about your payment options.
I’m not sure if cosmetic dentistry can fix my problem. How do I found out which procedure is the best?
We will examine your mouth and discuss your dental priorities with you to gain an understanding of what you’d like to get out of treatment. We will move forward with the procedure that best fits your needs. Before your consultation, browse our website to learn more about common cosmetic procedures and get an idea of what you would like.