Frequently Asked Questions

Now Care Dental's list of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) we receive from patients. We provide answers and tips for many of your common oral health needs.

Broken, cracked or decayed teeth are likely sources of tooth pain. Dental discomfort can often change from mild to severe at a moments notice. It is always best to be evaluated by a dentist ASAP! For temporary relief, over-the-counter pain medications can often help. At Now Care Dental, evaluating and treating dental pain is our focus. We want to provide you relief as soon as possible! We offer same day appointments and treatment for all common dental problems. We are open for dental emergencies 365 days a year. Call (651) 686-6800 today! If it is after-hours, our answering service will take a message and you will be contacted the next morning around 8am-9am to schedule an appointment.
Now Care Dental does not expect you to know what to do in a dental emergency. That's why we're here for you. Trauma to your face can often result in a broken or loose tooth. It is best to have this evaluated by a trained dentist as soon as possible. Local emergency rooms (ERs) and urgent care clinics refer to us for their dental trauma needs, as they have limited understanding and ability to treat dental patients. Let Now Care Dental’s experience and treatment knowledge of dental trauma help you save your tooth. If you do lose or displace a tooth is is best to place in back in its original "socket site" or location as soon as possible and call for further treatment. Waiting on treatment does result in a greater likelyhood of losing your tooth!
Swelling in facial structures, on the jaws or checks is often related to teeth. Dental infections can present themselves in many ways, from a small pimple on the gums, to a tooth that hurts to bite down on or swelling. It is pertinent that any type of facial swelling be evaluated by a dentist as soon as possible. An antibiotic or pain pill may relieve some discomfort (generally, this is the only treatment provided by an ER or urgent care), yet the true source of the infection has not been addressed. Now Care Dental maintains treatment appointments 365 days a year and has the expertise to manage most dental infections. We treat a lot of patients with dental infections and know that delaying treatment leads to more severe cases. Treatment that we commonly provide for dental infections includes: drainage, root canals, and extractions. All of these are done with the the lastest technology and comforts that dentistry has to offer. Call us at (651) 686-6800 and one of our compassionate staff members would be happy to assist you!
An in-network provider is a dental office that has contracted with the dental insurance company to provide services to plan members for specific pre-negotiated rates. An out-of-network provider is a dental office that has not contracted with the health insurance plan. Typically, if you visit a dentist or other provider within the network, the amount you will be responsible for paying will be less than if you go to an out-of-network provider.
Delta Dental Premier® is one of Delta Dental's national network-based programs. Participating dentists agree to adhere to Delta Dental processing policies and are prohibited from billing a patient above the pre-negotiated fee, accepting billing under these terms as payment in full. This avoids merely shifting costs and results in real savings to the group and enrollees.

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