Dentistry FAQs


Laughing couple on sand with man boosting woman up on his backWhat Insurance programs do you accept?

We work with most insurance plans.

Is your equipment the most up-to-date?

Yes. Dr. Polidori invests heavily to have the latest and best equipment available to perform the most up to date general, cosmetic and surgical procedures.

Do you have standards for sterilization?

Sterilization is one of our highest priorities as we meet if not exceed the OSHA sterilization standards. We guarantee a clean, safe environment for our patients and the staff.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Checks and Cash.

Do you offer financing for more expensive procedures?

Yes, multiple financing programs are available because most peoples needs exceed what their insurance plan provides for.

How can the scared/ nervous patient get the dental care they need?

Dr. Polidori is certified to provide "conscious sedation" where a patient's anxiety can be managed as simple as taking a pill or with the use of nitrous oxide (laughing gas). It is safe, the patient is relaxed and often feels little time was spent in the chair, even with longer appointments.

What's the difference between Cosmetic and Restorative dentistry? 

Restorative dentistry restores essential functions of the mouth including teeth, gums and bone. Cosmetic dentistry focuses mainly on appearance and does not necessarily correct function or address systemic problems. Dr. Polidori provides both types of treatment.

What is implant dentistry?

A process of restoring/ replacing missing teeth utilizing advanced dental procedures that mimic the natural dentition.

If my gums bleed, my breath smells and I often have a bad taste in my mouth, does that mean I have gum disease?

Yes, it could mean you have gum disease. But it may also mean that there is an unusually high level of tartar/ calculus build up or odor producing bacteria in your mouth. Regardless of the cause, this should be addressed immediately.

What can be done if I am afraid of dentures and want to avoid them?

There are multiple ways of working with, correcting and enhancing the condition of your mouth to avoid you from getting dentures.

What can be done about my loose or ill-fitting dentures?

You may need as little as a reline or need additional support which can be easily provided.

Are root canals as painful as they used to be?

No. This is a myth. As long as you are numb, you will feel nothing. Root canal therapy actually rids the tooth of pain and starts the healing process