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Frequently Asked Questions

The world of dentistry is a big place, and it’s very understandable for our patients to have questions and concerns about what to expect. Thankfully, we’ve got plenty of answers to share in return! Take a look at our most popular FAQ’s and their answers below, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you can’t find the information you’re looking for on this page.

Why do I need to see the dentist if I brush and floss regularly?

Although it's important to practice proper dental hygiene, such as brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing daily, it's equally important to visit the dentist every six months. It can take the eyes of a professional to recognize the signs or symptoms of certain complications. Routine dental appointments also give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and receive treatment if you need it.

When should my child begin to visit the dentist?

Normally, we start seeing your loved ones for children's dentistry appointments when their teeth have grown in, or around the age of two or three. However, if you think there may be a problem with the way their teeth are developing, you're welcome to bring your child in before then. We can check their mouth and refer you to a specialist if necessary.

What’s the best way to replace missing teeth?

Every patient is different, and no one service can be the perfect fit for everyone. Our doctors will always take plenty of time to understand your personal goals and circumstances and recommend a reconstructive solution that best fits your unique situation! That said, dental implants are definitely a top-tier option. Unlike more traditional services, they actually replicate the entire natural structure of the tooth, including the root beneath the gum line. This leads to outstanding durability, aesthetic value, and longevity.

I need to replace my teeth, but I'm afraid that dentures won't fit.

We understand that in the past, dentures were mass-produced, which left a lot to be desired when it came to a secure fit. However, today's dentures are created to fit individual mouths. Our restorative dentistry team is practiced with measuring patients for dentures and partial dentures.

If you're still unsure, we may be able to place dental implants instead. To learn more about them, click here to visit our dental implant page, or call Peery & Woolwine Family Dentistry.

Do you see dental emergencies?

Absolutely! Don’t hesitate to contact our Lynchburg office right away if you or a loved one is struggling with a serious dental injury and/or pain. Our doctors make every effort to accommodate emergency cases as soon as possible. In many cases, we can even see you on the same day as your initial call.

What kind of technology does your office have?

Our team takes pride in staying up to date with the latest advancements in oral healthcare – after all, this approach helps make each appointment faster, more accurate, and more comfortable for patients! Our technological offerings include all-digital X-rays, a state-of-the-art Cone Beam, all-digital impressions, CEREC same-day crowns, and more. Check out our technology page to learn more.

Do you accept my insurance plan?

Peery & Woolwine Family Dentistry accepts:

  • Anthem
  • Guardian
  • Cigna
  • Metlife
  • Delta

Even if we are not a participating provider with your company, we will still gladly file with them. We enjoy working with your dental insurance to help maximize your benefits.

How can I pay my bill?

Peery & Woolwine Family Dentistry accepts payments in the form of cash, checks, and credit cards (including MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express).

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