FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect as a new patient?

Being well-prepared for your appointment will ensure that the doctor has all of the needed information to provide the best possible care for you. It also will help relieve any unnecessary anxiety you may be feeling. Educate yourself on your symptoms by reviewing the content on this Web site. Also, take some time to review our team page and familiarize yourself with our team. We look forward to your first visit.

At what age should I bring my child in for a checkup?

We recommend around the age of three years old. If you have an appointment scheduled that is about an hour or less, feel free to bring your child in with you so they can get familiarized with us and our office.

Do you do tooth extractions?

Dr. Groff can do tooth extractions, however he will need to evaluate and take periapical x-ray to be able to see the whole tooth. Then he can tell if an Oral Surgeon will be in your best interest.

Why do I need a deep cleaning-SRP?

Scaling and root planning therapy is an effective treatment for periodontal disease or sometimes referred to as Gum disease. We use anesthetic to perform therapy comfortably.

What is the difference between a white composite filling and a silver amalgam filling?

Tooth colored composite fillings are made out of a composite resin and are cured with a high intensity curing light. They are the most commonly used for all fillings today. Dental amalgam fillings consist of a combination of metals: liquid (elemental) mercury and a powdered alloy composed of silver, tin, and copper. They are mainly used to fill in baby teeth that have decayed, and are less expensive than a tooth colored composite filling.

How often should I get a checkup?

If you have good oral hygiene habits and a healthy mouth, we suggest at least twice a year.

What are my payment options?

Payment options are available for individual services or treatment plans over $200. For services under $200, payment is due in full at the time of treatment, unless other arrangements have been made in advance.

The existence of outside financing that is simple to obtain and is a good value.
It allows us more time for servicing our clients by reducing the time spent on billing and collections.

OPTION 1

For our services we accept cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover.

OPTION 2

For those procedures that require multiple appointments (crowns, partial dentures, appliances, etc.) you can make two equal payments. The first payment is due the day the procedure is begun and the second is due the day it is delivered.

OPTION 3

For patients who prefer a monthly payment plan, we offer:

Care Credit health card. This is a line of credit specially designed for the medical and dental fields. After you fill out the application form (no cost to apply or annual fees to be a member) and are approved, in some cases you have up to 12 months deferred interest to pay off your account. If the balance is not paid in full within the deferred interest time, the interest from those months will be added to your account balance. You may also choose to use their low monthly payment plan.  Visit carecredit.com online to apply. It is possible to do automatic withdraw from your checking account. We will divide the account balance into 3 monthly payments deducted from your account at your specified date each month. Please note that we do not offer long term in-office financing.

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