Frequently Asked Questions
Does Dr. Hejazi treat both children and adults?
Definitely. Dr. Hejazi and our caring team enjoy working with patients of all ages. In addition to a truly welcoming environment that will put you at ease, we have the friendly expertise that will make dental visits rewarding experiences for you and your children. If Dr. Hejazi thinks you would benefit from seeing a specialist, he will refer you to a trusted colleague for focused treatment. As a general and family dentistry practice, our comprehensive services are appropriate for patients aged 3 to 93!
Does my insurance cover that?
Since dental insurance is so diverse, it’s impossible to give a completely accurate answer to the question of coverage unless we see your policy. Some policies cover only a small percentage of fees, while others cover half or more of the cost. The more you or your employer pays for premiums, the better the coverage, in most cases. In nearly every case, dental insurance covers some restorative and preventive procedures. Cosmetic treatment is not usually covered. We’ll be happy to file your insurance claim for reimbursement. We accept CareCredit to make any treatment, including cosmetic dentistry procedures, work with our patients’ budgets. If you have questions, please give us a call.
I’d really like straighter teeth, but I don’t want to wear metal braces. Is there a solution for me?
Yes! With modern materials and innovations, there are more options than ever available to patients who would like a straighter smile. Dr. Hejazi offers ClearCorrect, a revolutionary system of clear aligners that steadily and comfortably works to correct crooked teeth. Since they’re nearly invisible, you can go about your day-to-day activities without worrying about showing off any metal in your mouth.
My gums bleed after I brush. Is this something to be concerned about?
Bleeding is usually a sign of a problem. When gums bleed, the cause usually stems from the patient brushing too hard or from early-stage gum disease, called gingivitis. We can consult with you on the proper toothbrush and pressure for safe, effective daily oral care. If your gums show signs of gum disease, we may recommend a deep hygiene treatment to stop the disease and return your gums to good health. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults, and it has been linked to many overall health conditions, including stroke, heart attack, and respiratory problems. Untreated, gum disease can escalate to create significant damage to your health, so call for an assessment now. We will help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for life!
My smile is missing teeth. What do you suggest I do?
You'll need to first schedule a consultation with the dentist. He can assess your oral health and discuss options for replacement teeth. In general, you can choose from crown and bridgework, partial or full dentures, or dental implants. As the most natural prosthetic to natural tooth structure, a dental implant offers a comfortable, natural-looking, easy-to-care-for choice.
I avoid dental visits because of anxiety…is this normal? Can you help?
Many people fear dental visits because of negative past experiences or control issues. We understand dental anxiety and offer a solution to help you overcome your stress. With oral conscious sedation, we can help you gain full peace of mind and body so that you can receive the dental work you need – and deserve.