What precautions do you take to ensure patient safety?+
Your safety is a priority at My Smile Care. The rooms are thoroughly disinfected between patients, and all of our instruments are heat sterilized. When possible, we use disposable products. Our entire team is familiar with and adheres to guidelines set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and receives continuous updates from the American Dental Association®.
My gums bleed after I brush. Is this something to be concerned about?+
Bleeding gums can be a sign of gum disease, which has been linked to diabetic complications, cardiac conditions, low birth weight and other health problems. Gum disease is also the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults. Every patient should have a periodontal health evaluation at least twice a year. During your periodontal exam, our hygienist and dentist will measure your gums, check the condition of your jawbone and search for signs of gum disease. We will let you know if problems exist, help resolve the problems and show you how to effectively prevent disease. A high-tech, easy-to-follow computer graphic demonstration will help you understand our suggestions.
I want to know more about changing my smile. What do you suggest?+
All of our patients are welcome to a courtesy cosmetic consultation with our dentist. We will listen to your concerns, take digital photographs and share with you our wealth of cosmetic experience. An array of options are available, and we look forward to enlightening you. We will provide you with the information you are interested in so that you can understand what is involved in cosmetic dentistry. Often patients are unaware of the many procedures we provide, and nothing pleases us more than making a patient’s smile dreams come true. Visit our Smile Gallery to see what we have done for our happy, beautiful patients.
How does the doctor keep up to date on current techniques and technology in dentistry?+
Dr. Dheeraj Pamidimukkala and Dr. Shivani Patel are committed to learning the latest and greatest information in dentistry. They regularly attend continuing education, study clubs, seminars and on occasion they help companies evaluate new dental products.
I really do not like visiting the dentist. Is there anything you can do to help me relax?+
Anxiety over dental care is not at all uncommon. Bad experiences, fear of the unknown and preconceived concerns can make a person feel stressed and scared. We want to know about your concerns so that we can help you overcome them. It is not uncommon to hear our patients comment on how our team exceeded their expectations and created a dental experience that made them feel completely comfortable and confident. For patients who require medication to calm intense anxiety, we can prescribe a sedative to take before treatment. We want to help change your mind about dentistry. Call 978-692-6326 today and tell us about your concerns.
What if I have an emergency when the office is closed?+
We are just a phone call away. Simply call our dental office in Westford, Massachusetts, at 978-692-6326 and you will receive instructions on how to contact our dentist. Weekends, evenings and holidays — if our patients have a problem, we want to know about it.
Do you accept dental insurance?+
We accept most dental insurance and will help you optimize your benefits. As our guest, you will be treated with honor and gratitude for your patronage. We will file your insurance claim electronically, accept your copay or deductible and provide options when necessary.