Dental Patient Information

Your First Visit to Our Orlando Dentist Office

We’re so happy you have chosen our office!

Unless you are coming in for an emergency, your first visit will consist of an examination and consultation.

Dental patientsAfter completing the exam, viewing x-rays, and discussing your goals, Dr. Watson will talk with you one-on-one and will make recommendations for preventive care and any restorative or cosmetic treatments he believes would benefit you. Together, we will develop a comprehensive dental plan that’s right for you that also includes all fees and insurance coverage prior to the start of your treatment.

What to Bring with you

In order to speed up your wait time, we recommend completing necessary paperwork before you come in. Please fill out and bring with you to your appointment:

We would be happy to answer any questions you may have before visiting. Please feel free to call us at 407-351-3213 or email office@dentistorlandoflorida.com .

FAQ

We’ve compiled some of the most frequently asked questions that our patients have, including children’s dental care, insurance options, and payment plans. If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.

At what age should my child start seeing the dentist? Children should be seen around age two or as soon as all of the baby teeth have come in. At this appointment we help the child see that coming to the dentist can be a fun experience. Tooth decay is completely preventable so this is an opportunity to go over homecare (brushing and flossing), diet and habits with the parents.

What will be done at my first visit to Watson Dental Care? Assuming you have no urgent dental problem we encourage an initial exam and x-rays with the dentist and a dental cleaning with our dental hygienist. You may start with a dental cleaning only after having a brief screening exam with Dr. Watson.

Can I become a patient if I don’t have dental insurance? Absolutely, yes!

I haven’t been to the dentist in a long time & I’m sure I have treatment to be done. Can I start with a cleaning first? We can do that once as long as there are no serious dental problems going on. We encourage a thorough dental exam take place within a week or so following the first cleaning.

Does Watson Dental Care accept walk-ins or do I need to make an appointment? So that we have enough time available for your appointment it is always best to call ahead and schedule. We try very hard to accommodate all patients.

Does Watson Dental Care offer payment plans? We work with CareCredit and ChaseHealth Advantage financial companies. You can easily apply online or by phone.

I’m really nervous about coming to the dentist. Do you offer any kind of sedation? We have nitrous oxide sedation available. We also use anti-anxiety medication for the extremely nervous patients. We do not put patients to sleep in our practice.

Does your office file claims with my insurance company or do I have to file with my insurance? We file electronically for our patients and follow-up on claims to be sure they are paid in a timely manner.

What forms of payment does Watson Dental Care accept? Cash, Check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, AMEX, CareCredit and HealthChase Advance.

I have an allergy to latex. Can you accommodate someone like me at your office? Yes, we wear nitrile gloves.

Insurance

Dental InsuranceDo you have insurance? Great! Your dental plan is a form of compensation provided to you by your employer. You can expect your insurance company to reimburse you for a portion of our fee. That portion is determined by the contract between your employer and the insurance company. The higher the premium paid by your company, the more generous the reimbursement.

Since we take insurances we will help you receive the maximum reimbursement to which you are entitled. We’ll process your insurance claims electronically so your insurance company will have it immediately. We work extremely hard helping our patients receive the benefits they deserve.

If you have questions about your specific situation, you can contact our financial coordinator by calling 407-351-3213 or emailing office@dentistorlandoflorida.com

Payment Options

Cash
We give a 5% discount for services over $500 and paid in full by Cash or Check (Not for credit cards and current balance must be zero)

Insurance
We can file your claims for services. Please pay your estimated co-payment at the time of service. We allow 3 weeks for the insurance company to reimburse us. We will follow-up on claims to make sure they are being processed. Ultimately, the payment is your responsibility. We work very hard to get you the benefits you deserve from your insurance company.

Credit Cards
We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express
Dentist that takes credit cards in Orlando

CareCredit
CareCredit offers No Interest and low monthly payment options, no up-front costs, no prepayment penalties and no annual fees so you can show off those pearly whites as soon as you’re ready.

Because dental insurance doesn’t cover it all.
Whether you have dental insurance or not, many services are not covered. CareCredit is a credit card exclusive for healthcare services. And, it’s better because you get No Interest or low interest financing every time you use it. You can use your card over and over for follow-up appointments or different procedures. Visit them online to find out more or apply instantly online.

Flex Savings & Health Savings Account cards
These can be used on qualified medical and dental expenses. Check with your employer for details. Cosmetic procedures are not covered.

Tooth Extractions Aftercare

Please follow the instructions below for the most comfortable and rapid healing after your dental extraction(s).

After Your Extraction

  • No Talking, Rinsing, Spitting, Smoking or Sucking through a Straw for 24 hours.
  • Bite with firm pressure on the gauze sponge in your mouth for 30-45 minutes If the area is still oozing you may bite on damp folded gauze for 15 more minutes (or use a dampened tea bag- black tea).
  • No lifting, bending or sports for at least 24 hours. Keep your head elevated above your heart for 24 hours.
  • Use an ice pack 15 minutes on then 15 minutes off for an hour or two following the extraction.
  • 24 hours after the extraction start your salt water rinses three times per day for three days in a row. Do this after each meal to remove food debris. Use 1 teaspoon of salt to each cup of very warm water.
  • Cover your pillow tonight with a towel to avoid staining.
  • Take medications as directed by the doctor. Do not take medication on an empty stomach!
  • Eat soft foods only for a few days to avoid disturbing the extraction site(s). These include scrambled eggs, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, rice, pasta, etc.
  • If pain, swelling or bleeding persist please call the office at 407-351-3213 for further directions.

Dental Fact Sheet

  • Decay is not easily detected under calculus or tartar and inflamed gums
  • X-rays do not show all decay
  • Deep decay can cause all kinds of dental problems such as sensitivity after fillings, fractured teeth and roots, pulp irritation and need for root canal treatment and full coverage crowns
  • Sometimes teeth never heal and must be extracted, especially if the tooth has a fracture or has been infected a long time
  • Infection in teeth and gums is very unhealthy for your entire body. It can cause inflammation of the vessels and heart causing strokes and heart attacks
  • Waiting for treatment can result in larger restorations, more pain or loss of tooth
  • Implants for one tooth cost a little more than having a 3 unit fixed bridge
  • You can floss implants more easily than bridges
  • You only need to floss the teeth you want to keep
  • Flossing cleans 40% of your tooth surface
  • You need to floss every tooth in your mouth including under bridges
  • If your gums bleed you need to see the dentist right away
  • Mouth odors can come from decay in teeth, infected wisdom teeth, infection in the gums, cracked teeth with infections, sinus drainage, stomach problems such as reflux
  • Honey, whether natural or not, is a sugar and can cause decay!
  • Sweet tea has sugar and can cause decay! Use unsweetened.
  • Cough drops, gum and mints cause decay! Use unsweetened.
  • Anything that is sweet or sticky can cause decay (sodas, fruit juices, raisins…)
  • Sugar free gum with xylitol (no sorbitol) can assist in keeping decay away.
  • After braces you need to wear your retainers for life to avoid shifts in teeth
  • Dental sealants can leak and must be checked for decay underneath every 6 months (during the dental cleaning)
  • Once the gum recedes it cannot repair itself
  • Grinding and clenching can cause tooth sensitivity, fractured teeth, sore jaw muscles, headaches, TMJ trauma, periodontal disease, loss of gum tissue, loss of teeth
  • Getting your teeth cleaned is not an exam unless the doctor spends time looking at each tooth along with current dental x-rays.
  • Some people need cleanings more often than others due to lack of good home care, pockets around teeth that are difficult to clean at home, tartar buildup, frequent decay
    (especially of root surfaces), or debris trapped under bridges and partial dentures
  • Every time your teeth are cleaned an oral cancer screening is performed
  • Dental problems do not get better or go away without dental treatment
  • When eating a proper diet your plaque (sticky film on teeth) will decrease and your teeth will feel cleaner!

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Questions or comments?
E-mail: office@dentistorlandoflorida.com