Rowlett Smiles
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Financial Info

At Rowlett Smiles, we never want finances to keep our patients from getting the dental care they need and deserve. For this reason we offer many convenient payment options, and our friendly staff is always here to answer questions and help you with finances.

Dental Insurance

We accept and work with most dental insurance plans at Rowlett Smiles, and we’re happy to file your insurance claims on your behalf.

We know that insurance plans can sometimes feel confusing, so our staff is prepared to help you navigate your benefits so you can understand and maximize them. Never hesitate to call us with any questions you may have.

CareCredit

For patients who would like to pay for their treatment with affordable monthly payments, we work with CareCredit. It’s easy to apply for in-office or online, and you’ll receive a quick response and decision.

CareCredit helps make larger treatment plans and dental care accessible to more patients.

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Other Payment Options

We also accept cash, checks, and most credit cards as payment for dental treatment.

 

Contact our office today and our staff will be happy to help you determine the best financial options for your treatment and budget.

Frequently Asked Questions

Short, worn down teeth are the result of a misalignment of the teeth when the jaws come together. They can also be the result of clenching and grinding, which usually occurs at night. In addition, premature loss of permanent teeth can increase the demand on the remaining teeth, resulting in worn, broken teeth.

If grinding and clenching are the culprits behind your worn teeth, we can help by providing you with a customized occlusal guard to hold your jaws apart while you are sleeping to prevent further wear and tear.

Because cancer treatment can affect the oral tissues, you need to know about potential oral side effects. Preexisting or untreated oral disease can also complicate cancer treatment.
Oral complications from radiation to the head and neck or chemotherapy can compromise your health and quality of life, and affect their ability to complete planned cancer treatment.

For some patients, the complications can be so debilitating that they may tolerate only lower doses of therapy, postpone scheduled treatments, or discontinue treatment entirely. Oral complications can also lead to serious systemic infections. Medically necessary oral care before, during, and after cancer treatment can prevent or reduce the incidence and severity of oral complications, enhancing both patient survival and quality of life.

 

Oral complications of cancer treatment arise in various forms and degrees of severity, depending on the individual and the cancer treatment. Chemotherapy often impairs the function of bone marrow, suppressing the formation of white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. Some cancer treatments have toxic effects on the oral tissues. Following are lists of side effects common to both chemotherapy and radiation therapy, and complications specific to each type of treatment.

  • Oral mucositis: inflammation and ulceration of the mucous membranes; can increase the risk for pain, oral and systemic infection, and nutritional compromise.
  • Infection: viral, bacterial, and fungal; results from myelosuppression, xerostomia, and/or damage to the mucosa from chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
  • Salivary Dysfunction: dryness of the mouth due to thickened, reduced, or absent salivary flow; increases the risk of infection and compromises speaking, chewing, and swallowing. Medications other than chemotherapy can also cause salivary gland dysfunction. Persistent dry mouth increases the risk for dental caries.
  • Functional disabilities: impaired ability to eat, taste, swallow, and speak because of mucositis, dry mouth, trismus, and infection.
  • Taste alterations: Changes in taste perception of foods, ranging from unpleasant to tasteless.
  • Nutritional compromise: poor nutrition from eating difficulties caused by mucositis, dry mouth, dysphagia, and loss of taste.
  • Abnormal dental development: altered tooth development, craniofacial growth, or skeletal development in children secondary to radiotherapy and/or high doses of chemotherapy before age 9.

Oral complications occur in virtually all patients receiving radiation for head and neck malignancies, in approximately 80 percent of hematopoietic (blood-forming) stem cell transplant recipients, and in nearly 40 percent of patients receiving chemotherapy.

Some complications occur only during treatment; others, such as xerostomia, may persist for years. Unfortunately, patients with cancer do not always receive oral care until serious complications develop.

 
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