Frequently Asked Questions

Do you place white fillings?

We place predominately tooth-colored fillings, although we occasionally place silver (amalgam) fillings - as the situation requires it or a patient prefers it.

Will it hurt?

We will make every effort to ensure that you have little or no discomfort. Frequently Dr. Saunders is complimented on the gentleness of his numbing technique.

Will you sedate me?

Dr. Saunders does not sedate in his office, but nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is available to alleviate a patient's anxiety if they so desire.

Will you file my insurance claim?

We file most insurance claims.

Do you have a payment plan?

Yes, we have Care Credit. If you need a lot of dental work, you don’t have to do it all at once. The important thing is to get started.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, check, debit, and all major credit cards as well as Care Credit.

What is your staff like?

Dr. Saunders’ staff is very experienced, friendly and courteous. They will make sure that you are as comfortable as possible during your visit.

Do you treat children?

Dr. Saunders treats children three years old and older. If a child is unable to co-operate during their visit, Dr. Saunders may refer them to a children's specialist.

Is “tooth whitening” safe?

Whitening procedures are safe and approved by the American Dental Association.

If periodontal disease is such a problem, why doesn’t it hurt?

Periodontal problems can become very serious and extremely advanced without any pain at all. This is why it is so important to be attentive to the warning signs---bleeding gums when brushing and flossing, swollen gums, receded gums, teeth changing position, pus or swelling around gums---to name a few..