We Keep You Informed
When it comes to your dental care, there’s a lot to understand! At 7 O’Clock Dental, we know you probably have questions about your care, and we want to help make everything about your treatment absolutely clear.
We’ve provided answers here for some of the questions we hear fairly often. Hopefully you’ll find some of the answers you need! If you have any other questions, call our New Orleans, LA dentist office at (504) 266-0664. Or reach out to us using our online contact form.
Q: What If I’m Afraid of the Dentist?
Being afraid of the dentist doesn’t have to keep you from having a healthy mouth. In fact, a large number of Americans fear the dentist, but we can help even the most anxious patient feel comfortable in our office. Take advantage of our patient amenities like a beverage while you wait in the waiting room. We also have massaging patient chairs to help you relax and a television that you can control.
If that’s not enough to help you feel at ease, ask us about our dental sedation options. While not for everyone, dental sedation can help you feel completely relaxed while we work.
Q: What Is the Recovery Time for Common Dental Procedures?
Recovery time will vary from person to person. We won’t rush you in our New Orleans office. Take as long as you need in one of our completely private rooms for the effects of anesthesia to wear off. You can relax in one of our massaging chairs and watch digital TV if you’d like. Speaking of anesthesia, we’ll administer it with a tool called DentalVibe that uses vibration to eliminate the sensation of the injection.
Q: Do You Provide Teeth Whitening?
Yes! We offer one-step or two-step teeth whitening treatments from respected brand KöR. Whether you choose a treatment we apply for you in our New Orleans office or one you use in the convenience of your own home, you’ll get a whiter and brighter smile.
Q: Do You Accept Any Payment Plans?
Yes! We accept payment from both CareCredit and LendingClub, two popular options for financing health care that offer flexible payment plans, some of which charge no interest. You can apply online for either of these plans; our staff is happy to assist you with the application process if you need help. We also offer in-office financing.
Q: Which Insurance Plans Do You Accept?
We accept many insurance plans, including all preferred provider organization (PPO) plans and most Medicaid plans. Our staff is happy to help you research your benefits and determine whether your insurance plan will pay for your dental care. If not, we offer other payment options.
Q: Is An Athletic Mouthguard Worth It? [FAQ]
Although it’s tempting to buy a mouthguard at a sporting goods store, or to take the risk and avoid wearing one at all, the truth is that athletic mouthguards from your dentist is the best way to protect yourself from injury.
Dr. Tripp can customize your mouthguard so that it fits comfortably and protects your teeth and gums effectively!