New to the Barnegat area and hoping to find a dentist near you? Or, are you local and just need a new dental home? To help make your search a little easier and save some time, we've gone ahead and answered some of the most popular questions we receive below. You’ll find more questions and answers on our "New Patients" page, and if there is anything else you’d like to ask, you’re always welcome to give our team a call.
How Do I Get Emergency Dental Care?
If you need immediate attention because of a painful toothache or dental injury (like a knocked-out tooth), the first thing you should always do is contact our dental office near Ocean Acres. That way, we can provide first-aid tips over the phone and schedule to see you as soon as possible. However, if you have other medical issues in addition to your dental injury, like broken bones, a fractured jaw, or trouble breathing, then you should head to the nearest ER first.
What Do You Do If You Can’t Afford a Dentist?
When you look at the numbers, not going to the dentist ends up being several times more expensive than attending regular appointments. That’s because getting preventive treatments a few times a year helps a patient take care of minor issues early and stop many before they even start, helping them avoid more advanced problems that require complex and expensive procedures to fix. Dr. G. understands that the cost of routine care can still cause some people to feel anxious, which is why our dental office accepts a long list of dental insurance plans, has low-to-no interest financing options, and even offers our own dental savings plan, each of which can dramatically decrease a person’s out-of-pocket costs.
Can You Just Walk Into a Dentist’s Office?
Of course you can, but don’t expect to get any time with the dentist if you are not on the schedule! If you’d like to just see the dental office in person and meet the team, just showing up is OK. However, if you’re thinking of walking in because you have a dental emergency, it’s best to always call ahead so our dental office can accommodate you and prepare to provide the care you need.
How Can I Make a Same-Day Appointment With a Dentist?
The fastest way to make a same-day appointment is to call our dental office. This not only allows our team to respond right away, but if you’re dealing with a dental emergency, we can also let you know what to do before you reach our dental office to minimize any pain or damage. Otherwise, it’s possible to schedule an appointment using our website, but it may take us about 24-hours to respond in some instances.