FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a list of frequently asked questions. Please click on the question to reveal the answer. If you are unable to find the answer to your questions below, please feel free to call us at 480.948.0560 or email us at info@milldental.com.

What are your hours of operation?

Monday 7am – 3pm
Tuesday 10am – 5pm
Wednesday 8am – 4pm
Thursday 8am – 3pm

How soon can I get and appointment?

We will attempt to get you is ASAP according to your needs. A non-pain suffering individual may take up to two weeks or more to get in.

Do you accept insurance?

We will complete your insurance forms for you at the conclusion of your visit. You can then submit them for payment. Payment will come to you directly.  Dr. Meyer is not contracted with any insurance companies.

What is a "Zero-Balance" office?

Simply said, we do not carry account balances. We offer third party financing for those who desire their treatment and need some help with making extended payments.

Do I have to have X-Rays done?

Yes. If you have current images from another office, they may be acceptable. Otherwise we will have to make current images. These will be digital.

Should I pre-med if it has been 8 years since my heart condition?

Basically no. This, however, is a question best asked of your primary care physician. The guidelines from the American Heart Association, in 2008, indicate that there is little need for most routine use of antibiotics. There are very few indications anymore to recommend pre-med prior to a dental visit. This will be reviewed at your initial appointment.

Do you see children?

We will see children older then 10 in the office.

Why do I need radiographs?

Radiographic images are made to allow the doctor to see where he otherwise could not.  Many problems or conditions are hidden from view and will not be visualized without radiographs.

What precautions do you take when removing mercury fillings?

We have multiple precautions. The use of a rubber dam is routinely placed around the tooth (teeth) being treated. A negative ion generator is working at the head of the chair circulating while we are removing the filling. We also use an extra-oral HEPA vacuum to catch air borne particulate matter. An alternative air source is provided as well as gowns to be worn while extracting the filling and a chelating oral rinse is used upon beginning and completion of the procedure. We recommend you get a Vitamin C IV drip.  We can provide this during the procedure (ideal) or afterward at a local practitioners office (less than ideal).

Do you follow "detox" protocols?

Yes, we do. As a member of Dr. Huggins Dental Alliance, we follow his strict protocols as part of our commitment to your wellness program. Many patients have a holistic practitioner and they oversee the detox process.

Do you know of any doctors who can assist me with my detox?

Yes, we work with many doctors in the local area who are very skilled in the realm of systemic detoxification.

Why does a dentist treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea?

A dentist, properly trained, is often the best doctor to treat you non-surgically. We work with the structures of the mouth (muscles, jaws, and teeth) regularly and our understanding of materials science positions us as the best one to treat these conditions Non-Surgically.

What are the signs and symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Loud snoring due to cessation of breathing (but it could be silent); Excessive daytime sleepiness; Awakening during sleep that may include gasping or choking; Fragmented or non-refreshing sleep; Poor memory or difficulty with concentration; Irritability and personality changes; Decreased sex drive; Morning headaches.

How do you treat Sleep Apnea?

By using our diagnostic instruments we can determine (usually close to 100% of the time) if you are a candidate for oral appliance therapy.  Then appropriate measurements are made for the fabrication of an Oral Appliance.

What is Oral Appliance (Dilator) Therapy?

It is the application of a custom fitted device to the teeth, for the purpose of moving your jaw to a particular position that optimizes (dilates) your airway when you sleep.

Does it cost much?

That depends on your particular condition. For a simpler case where snoring is the only issue, the fee is considerably less. If it is for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, the fee is higher.

How can I pay for my treatment?

We accept Cash, Check, or Charge cards (Visa, Master Card or Discover). We can provide you with a medical insurance form to be sent in for those with medical coverage.

Why don't you accept insurance for this treatment?

The sad fact is that there is a wide diversity in coverage for the services we provide. There aren’t two companies that cover the services at the same rate. Much like trying to hit a moving target. This uneven playing field has made providing these services, under an insurance model, very difficult. We have had to take this position due to this.

How long is an average TMD/TMJ treatment?

Approximately 80% are completed with active Phase I care in about 16 weeks. Upon Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) Phase II can commence.

What is Periodontal Disease?

It’s an infection of the gums. It starts out as plaque, an opaque film on the teeth that hardens to form calculus or tartar. As tartar accumulates, it harbors bacteria, which attacks the soft tissue around the gums. This early stage gum disease is called Gingivitis. Symptoms include red swollen gums, bleeding, bad breath and sometimes, an unpleasant taste in the mouth. Untreated, Gingivitis becomes Periodontis. At this sever stage bacteria destroy both the gums and the supporting bone structure! Pockets form where teeth are separated from the gums and surrounding bones. Left untreated, Periodontis eventually results in tooth loss.

What's the best way to treat Periodontal Disease?

Laser Periodontal Therapy™ a patented laser alternative (non-painful) to conventional gum surgery (very painful).

What's different about LPT?

Using a special kind of laser called the PerioLase™, the laser fiber, which is only about as wide as a few human hairs, is inserted between the gum tissue and your tooth, where it painlessly removes the noxious elements that cause gum disease. The benefits are: Faster treatment; No downtime; Low morbidity; No cutting and no stitches.

How many treatments will I need?

LPT doesn’t take much time at all–just two two-hour sessions versus eight to ten one-hour sessions with surgery. You don’t have to worry about bleeding, stitches or post-treatment infection, because your gums haven’t been cut.

Is it very expensive and will my insurance cover it?

The good news is, LPT is usually less expensive–by about 20%–then conventional periodontal surgery. The code for our therapy is the same as for conventional surgery, thus they should reimburse you for Laser Periodontal Therapy without question. We also have been successful in having the medical insurance carrier reimburse you for these services according to policy guidelines.

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