Welcome to Gillespie Dental Associates, your trusted dental practice in Asheville, North Carolina. Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional dental care in a welcoming and professional environment. We understand you may have questions about our services and dental care in general. Below are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about general dentistry, dental hygiene, emergency dentistry, dental implants, and cosmetic dentistry. If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

What types of services do you offer at Gillespie Dental Associates?

We offer a comprehensive range of dental services including preventive care, dental cleanings, fillings, root canals, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and much more. Our aim is to address all your dental needs under one roof.

How often should I visit the dentist for a check-up?

We recommend visiting the dentist for a check-up and cleaning at least every six months. These regular visits are crucial for early detection and prevention of dental issues.

What is the best way to maintain dental hygiene at home?

Regular brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and using mouthwash can significantly reduce the risk of dental problems. It’s also important to maintain a balanced diet and limit sugary snacks.

Can you provide tips for overcoming dental anxiety?

Yes, we specialize in making dental visits comfortable and stress-free. We recommend communicating your fears to our staff, using relaxation techniques, and possibly considering sedation options for more involved procedures.

What qualifies as a dental emergency?

A dental emergency can include severe pain, bleeding, a loose or knocked-out tooth, or an abscess. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact us immediately for urgent care. For more information refer to our Emergency Dentistry page.

How quickly can I be seen in case of a dental emergency?

We strive to see emergency cases as quickly as possible, often on the same day. Our goal is to alleviate pain and address the issue promptly. Please contact us as soon as possible so we can assist you.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

If you are missing teeth but in good overall health, you are a potential candidate for dental implants. We conduct a thorough evaluation to determine if dental implants are the right choice for you.

How long do dental implants last?

With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. They are a durable and long-lasting solution for replacing missing teeth. For more information contact our office or visit our page on Dental Implants.

What cosmetic dentistry services do you offer?

We offer a variety of cosmetic services, including teeth whitening, veneers, bonding, and crowns. Our goal is to help you achieve a beautiful and confident smile.

How can I determine the best cosmetic treatment for me?

During your consultation, we’ll discuss your aesthetic goals and assess your dental health to recommend the best cosmetic treatments tailored to your needs.

Is it possible to schedule family appointments?

Yes, we can accommodate family appointments for your convenience (be aware we do not see pediatric patients). Please contact us as far in advance as possible to arrange visits for you and your family members.

Do you accept dental insurance?

Yes, we do! Although we’re not in-network with insurance providers, we actively assist you in maximizing your dental benefits. Our team will file insurance claims and we will provide pre-treatment estimates to ensure you have a clear understanding of any out-of-pocket costs prior to treatment. Our commitment is to provide a seamless and transparent experience, allowing you to focus on achieving optimal dental health. For additional details, please visit our Financial Options page.

What measures do you take for infection control?

We adhere to strict infection control protocols, including sterilization of instruments, use of personal protective equipment, and maintaining a clean and safe environment for our patients and staff.

How can I prepare for my first visit?

For new patients, we do our best to have all we need before your appointment. Once you schedule, you will receive a link to fill out all required paperwork. This includes an insurance form so that we can file a pre-determination (we still need a copy of your card on the day of your appointment) as well as a record release so we can reach out to your previous provider for any current x-rays.

Are digital X-rays available at your practice?

Yes, we use digital X-rays, which offer numerous advantages including lower radiation exposure and instant images for quicker diagnosis.

We hope these FAQs have provided valuable insights into our services and dental care. At Gillespie Dental Associates, we’re committed to ensuring your dental experience is comfortable, convenient, and tailored to meet your individual needs. If you have any more questions or would like to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Asheville, NC, please contact us today. Let us help you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile!