What can I expect on my first visit?
As one of the top Braselton, GA dental offices, one thing we understand is a trip to the dentist can make some people uncomfortable. Below we’ve provided some common questions our patients have before their first visit with us:
Do you accept insurance?
Yes! And we even offer a complimentary benefits check prior your first visit!
How do our dental office payment plans and in house financing work?
Depending on the treatment recommended by Braselton Smile Studio: Oluyemi Workman, DDS, your payments can be broken down into an even schedule of payments. For example, a dental crown may be broken up into 4 payments to be paid over 4 months. Typically, the first payment of 50% is due on the day you schedule your treatment and the final payment will be due at the time the dental crown is seated (placed).
*We do not finance certain procedures. Please schedule a consultation to see if you qualify for our financing solutions.
What if I don’t really like the dentist, is there anything I can do to help relax? At Braselton Smile Studio, we want to keep you as comfortable as possible. We have massage dental chairs and tv's in each room for your comfort. We also offer complimentary bluetooth headphones if the noise of the dental office causes discomfort.
What if I have an emergency?
If you have an emergency call the office at 770-800-1044 and we will do our best to get you in the office on the same day. Braselton Smile Studio: Oluyemi Workman, DDS is known for excellent emergency dentistry services. Whether it is a chipped tooth, sensitivity, or some other dental emergency, we strive to get patients in the same day. Additionally, because our office has up to date technology, we are able to complete treatment the same day if the patients choose.
What is the difference between routine cleanings & deep cleanings?
Routine cleanings are recommended every 6 months for everyone to maintain adequate oral health and promote the longevity of the teeth.
Deep Cleaning or scaling and root planing are performed to treat periodontal disease. We can tell if this is occurring by having routine x-rays taken and by measuring your gum pocket depth. This is where any pockets that are 4mm or greater with bleeding are a risk for the disease. There is bacteria in the mouth that gets into the gum pocket and starts to eat on the bone causing bone loss to occur.
This bacteria can not only cause enough bone loss to make the teeth mobile or cause loss of teeth but it can also get into the bloodstream and cause other health concerns such as heart disease, stroke or respiratory problems. We treat this infection with the deep cleaning by using a topical anesthetic to make you feel comfortable and clean down below the gums along the root structure of the teeth making sure it’s free of any calculus. This helps to clean out any infection.
After the therapy, you will be given instructions for home care and brought back for a follow up in 4-6 weeks. This will start you off for your routine maintenance cleanings to keep you in better oral health.