Financial + frequently asked questions We accept all PPO dental insurance plans. We are happy to offer financing options such as CareCredit, Proceed Finance and LendingClub. We strive to make it as easy as possible for our valued patients to afford the quality dental care they deserve. Apply Today! When is payment due? We deliver the best care at the most reasonable cost to our valued patients. All payments are due at the time services are rendered. What other payments methods do you accept? We are pleased to accept CareCredit and LendingClub. If you'd like more information, talk to one of our team members or visit www.CareCredit.com www.lendingclub.com/ Do you offer an in-house payment plan? We do not offer an in-house membership plan. However, we accept most major dental insurance plans and are happy to discuss your financing options prior to your appointment. What is CareCredit? Expand At Sensible Dentistry, we believe everyone should afford outstanding dental care. We understand that not everyone has dental insurance, and not all plans cover all treatment costs. That's why we accept CareCredit. Your CareCredit healthcare card can cover many areas of dental care for you and your family, including preventive dental exams and cleanings, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, periodontal treatments, root canal therapy, dental fillings, and mouthguards. It also covers dental implants, crowns, dental veneers, and so much more. Whether you require preventative, restorative, or elective cosmetic dental care, CareCredit has you covered! CareCredit is different from a regular credit card. It's specifically designed to cover out-of-pocket medical and dental care expenses. CareCredit offers special financing plans not available with other credit card options, including no-interest payments within the promotional period payment plan or long-term financing. To learn more about CareCredit, please call our dental office or visit www.CareCredit.com. What payment options do you accept? Expand We accept all PPO dental insurance plans for your convenience and are happy to submit your claims. We are also pleased to accept cash, debit cards, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, CareCredit, and LendingClub. If you have questions about your insurance benefits or the cost of your treatment, our team is always happy to assist you. Do you accept Medicaid? Expand We do not accept Medicaid payments. However, we're happy to provide you with financing options prior to your appointment. Are you accepting new patients? Yes. We're happy to accept new patients. We're always excited to provide new and existing patients with cutting-edge dental care. We look forward to meeting you! Do you offer weekend or late appointments? We do not offer weekend or late appointments. Contact our office, and we will work with you to find a time that fits your busy schedule. Is your office accessible to patients with disabilities? Absolutely. Please let us know ahead of time if there are any special arrangements you or a loved one require. We're happy to accommodate you in any way we can. How do I schedule an appointment? You're welcome to call or text our office at 903-807-0475 to schedule your appointment and we'll contact you to confirm a date and time. What is your cancellation or rescheduling policy? We request that you contact our office 48 hours prior to your appointment. All late cancellations and no-shows will incur a $50 cancellation fee. What do I need to bring to my first appointment? Expand You'll need to bring in the following: Your completed new patient forms (download here) A photo ID Your insurance card A list of current medications and medical conditions I haven't been to the dentist in years. Will your staff judge me? Expand We're excited that you've chosen us to care for your smile. We will never judge you. Instead, we'll address any oral health problems, explain your treatment options, and create a plan of action to address your unique needs. What can you expect on your first visit? Expand We're happy to welcome you to our practice. We'll start by taking a complete medical and dental history and will ask you about any current concerns. Our team will take full-mouth x-rays to identify any dental problems and to create a baseline for future dental visits. We will evaluate the health of your teeth and existing dental work to ensure they are free of damage and assess the health of your gums. We'll also perform a head and neck exam, including an evaluation of your salivary glands and lymph nodes, and will conduct an oral cancer screening to rule out potential abnormalities. You will likely receive care from our dental hygienist, who will remove plaque and tartar buildup from your tooth surfaces and along your gum line. We’ll also polish your teeth and floss between them to remove any remaining plaque and debris. We may recommend a fluoride treatment to lower your risk of future tooth decay. At the conclusion of your appointment, we will discuss any current needs and preventive measures required to keep your smile in tip-top shape. We will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan for long-term oral health. How often should you schedule your dental visits? Expand According to the American Dental Association, you should schedule dental visits at intervals determined by your dentist. In general, patients require twice-yearly exams and cleanings. However, some patients with gum disease or those at a higher risk of developing dental problems will require more frequent appointments. Our team will evaluate your unique needs and recommend the ideal frequency of visits to maintain your healthy smile. I'm pregnant - Can I come in for a routine exam and cleaning? Expand Yes. It is extremely important to care for your oral health, especially during your pregnancy. Before scheduling your first appointment, we ask that you obtain a release from your doctor, clearing you to receive dental care. Do I need to maintain routine dental visits if I don't have any symptoms? Expand Even if you don't have any symptoms of dental problems, your routine dental exams and cleanings are critical for maintaining optimal oral health. They help detect problems in their earliest stages before they produce symptoms and lower the risk of new tooth decay or gum disease. Maintaining proper oral hygiene care at home and keeping up with your routine dental visits are the best ways to promote healthy smiles for life. What are signs you should schedule a dental appointment? Expand Most individuals require twice-yearly dental exams and cleanings. However, it's important to schedule an appointment between routine visits if you have signs or symptoms of dental problems. These include tooth pain or sensitivity, red or bleeding gums, damaged dental work, persistent bad breath, a dry mouth, facial pain or swelling, a sore that won't heal, or any other concerns. Our team will evaluate your condition and recommend the best course of treatment. What counts as a dental emergency, and what should you do? Expand A dental emergency is a situation requiring urgent care to relieve severe pain, treat an infection, save a tooth, or control bleeding. Our highly trained and experienced team is fully equipped and prepared to deal with different dental emergencies. We invite you to call us right away if you feel you require urgent dental care. However, if you or a loved one experience a life-threatening emergency such as uncontrolled bleeding or a fractured jaw, call 911 or head to your nearest emergency room. What if I'm afraid of dental treatment? Expand We understand that many of our patients are fearful of the dentist. Our gentle techniques, sedation dentistry options, and personalized care will help ensure you are comfortable and anxiety-free during treatment. How often should I brush and floss my teeth? Expand We recommend brushing your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste at least twice daily. You should also floss thoroughly at least once a day. Maintaining proper oral hygiene practices will lower your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.