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What you should know

If you are a little uncertain about what your dentist recommends, be sure to ask before treatment is started.  Ideally you shouldn't have to ask but if you are unclear about these details...ask and keep asking until it makes sense to you.

Why treatment is needed ~  Is there active decay or pain?   

When is it needed ~  Is it urgent or can it wait a few months? 

How long it will take ~ How many appointment and how long for each?

Recovery time ~ Can you work after your appointment or should you schedule at the end of the day?

How much it will cost ~ If you have dental insurance how much wil be covered and what part will you be responsible for paying.   When is payment  expected.

If there are any alternatives ~ Dentistry is not an exact science, many times there are choices and they should be yours to make after a complete explanation.

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