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Desert Creek Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

We always welcome your questions because they help inform us about what your priorities are for your oral health. There are no small questions because your concerns are our concerns. If there's something on your mind and you need more information or guidance, don't be shy about asking for our help! We are here to serve you, and answering your questions is an essential part of providing exceptional dentistry.

Please browse through some of the questions our patients commonly ask, and don't hesitate to call us at (480) 987-8768 if you have a concern that you don't see addressed here. 

General

We take most PPO insurance plans and would be happy to verify your eligibility and benefits prior to your visit to our Queen Creek dental office. Even if we aren't in-network with your plan, oftentimes, you can still use out-of-network benefits at our office, and we are happy to file your claims for you.

We have many patients who choose to go out of their insurance network to receive care at our office because of the value and level of care we provide.

For a complete listing of insurances we accept, please visit our financial page. We update this page periodically, and if your provider isn’t currently listed here, please call our dental office as we may accept it.

If you are uninsured, we offer a Dental Savings Plan that includes free routine preventive dentistry like cleanings and exams and discounts on most services if you join. 

If you would like to finance your dental treatment, we also work with CareCredit and Lending Club. Both offer extended payment plans and loans that enable you to spread the cost of treatment over several months. If you pay the balance in the agreed period (usually six months to a year), you will not be charged any interest.

Dr. Ismail Pardazi is committed to providing quality care that every patient can reap the benefits from and enjoy. Our Dental Savings Plan allows patients to receive the care they need at a reasonable rate, regardless of their insurance provider. There’s no waiting period, no claim forms, no co-pays, and no annual maximums.

If you would like to learn more about this great way to save money on dental care, please call us at (480) 987-8768 or let us know at your next appointment.

Plan 1: Smile Maintenance

Annual Fee for Adults $249/Kids $189

  • 2 exams per year
  • 2 cleanings per year
  • ANY necessary X-rays
  • 20% discount on ALL dental treatments*

Plan 2: Advanced Smile Maintenance

Annual Fee for Adults $489 includes

  • 4 exams per year
  • 4 cleanings per year
  • ANY necessary X-rays
  • 20% discount on ALL dental treatments*

* Excludes Invisalign and Wisdom Teeth Extraction

It is common to grind or clench your teeth during moments of stress or concentration. But for some, teeth grinding (bruxism) is a chronic problem that can quickly take its toll on the health and structure of your smile.

The fact is that your upper and lower teeth should only be in contact for a few minutes a day while chewing. Unfortunately, teeth grinding often occurs during sleep, and you aren’t even aware that the problem exists. It only becomes apparent if you experience headaches or neck pain or your Queen Creek dentist points out signs of damage.

Teeth grinding is destructive and can add years of wear to your dental enamel. Since our long-term goal is to preserve your teeth' structure for as long as possible, we must take prompt steps to protect them from the damage of teeth grinding.

At Desert Creek Dental, we offer a straightforward, conservative solution to bruxism. We can't necessarily stop the action of grinding, but we can prevent significant damage to your teeth with an occlusal guard (night guard) that you wear while you sleep. 

This device looks like a mouthguard and is customized using impressions of your teeth. It protects your teeth by preventing the upper and lower jaws from coming into contact with each other. Without the force of teeth grinding, your jaw can relax, and you’ll experience much-needed relief.

Teeth Grinding Treatment in Queen Creek, AZ

Dr. Pardazi offers his Queen Creek patients treatment for TMJ and TMD problems, including bruxism treatment. If you worry that teeth grinding is a problem for you, please call Desert Creek Dental to arrange an appointment so we can help you.

Sedation Dentistry

At Desert Creek Dental, your comfort is our priority, and sedation dentistry plays a crucial role in helping our Queen Creek patients get the care they need. For many who deal with dental anxiety, sedation is the key that makes it possible for them to comfortably and confidently receive treatment.

Because we offer several sedation methods, we can customize yours to fit your individual needs.

  • Nitrous oxide: Commonly known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is designed to help you relax through your appointment without putting you to sleep. As a gas that you inhale, nitrous oxide is fast-acting to provide immediate relaxation but doesn’t produce drowsy after-effects.
  • Oral sedation: If you have deeper anxiety, Dr. Pardazi can prescribe a sedative for you to take an hour before your appointment. You will feel very relaxed, and we often combine oral sedation with nitrous for a comfortable experience.
  • IV sedation: IV or intravenous sedation is perfect if you have high anxiety or want the most relaxing experience possible. Dr. Heath Snell is an anesthesia specialist who visits our Queen Creek dental office to administer IV sedation for our patients safely.

Can Sedation Dentistry in Queen Creek, AZ Help You?

Almost anyone can benefit from sedation dentistry that helps them get the essential treatments they need. If you would like to learn more, please call Desert Creek Dental or book with us online.

Family Dentistry

The purpose of professional teeth cleanings at Desert Creek Dental is to help you maintain a healthy smile by eliminating cavity-causing plaque and tartar. If you have mild periodontal disease, called gingivitis, a routine cleaning with one of our gentle hygienists is often enough to resolve it.

However, sometimes a patient comes to our Queen Creek dental office and isn’t even aware they have gum disease that has already damaged their smile. In this case, routine teeth cleaning wouldn’t be sufficient, and your hygienist would recommend a deep-cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing.

Deep cleaning is more involved because we have to remove every trace of plaque, tartar, and bacteria from your teeth and under your gums and smooth root surfaces. These steps get rid of the infection and also help promote reattachment of gum tissue to your teeth. 

Because these steps take time, and we want to ensure your comfort, a deep cleaning takes place over two appointments. Our hygienists are very skilled and gentle and will also numb your gums during treatment, so you don’t feel anything.

Schedule a Dental Cleaning in Queen Creek, AZ

Gum disease is very aggressive, and in a worst-case scenario, can lead to tooth loss. To ensure optimal gum health, we must match your cleaning to your needs, and sometimes a deep cleaning is the best option.

If you aren’t sure which type of teeth cleaning you need, call the team at Desert Creek Dental, and they will be happy to help you.

Fillings, Crowns, and Bridges

There are several differences between dental veneers and dental crowns. We use porcelain veneers at our Queen Creek dental office to resolve aesthetic flaws, while we usually recommend crowns to restore damaged teeth.

A porcelain veneer is a thin slice of tooth-shaped ceramic that your cosmetic dentist places on the front surface of a tooth to improve its appearance. The veneer acts as a new tooth surface to change your tooth's aesthetics.

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped jackets of porcelain that fit over your tooth like a little helmet. Their purpose is to add strength and support to the structure of a damaged, decayed, or broken tooth and protect it from further damage. A crown also makes the tooth usable again so that you can chew with it comfortably and also maintain a healthy dental bite.

The similarities are that crowns and veneers are dental prosthetics, and both can be used as part of an overall plan to improve the shape and appearance of your smile.

Do You Have Questions about Veneers and Crowns?

If you have a dental problem and still have questions about how crowns and veneers work, don’t hesitate to call our Queen Creek, AZ dental office. You can book with us online.

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