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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any questions about common dental services or how Bartusiak Dental Care can help you enjoy your best smile? We’ve got plenty of answers to share in return. For added convenience, our team has taken the time to compile some of our most popular FAQs below. If you don’t see the information you’re looking for on this page, feel free to contact our Washington, PA dental office directly.

How often should I be going to the dentist’s office?

It depends on your oral health. In most cases, children and adults should plan to come in once or twice each calendar year for a professional checkup and cleaning. These visits will help our dentists track down any potentially serious dental problems in their earliest stages and also clear away decay-causing plaque and tartar. If a patient needs additional support, though – maybe they’re struggling with gum disease or are especially sensitive to tooth decay – we may recommend scheduling an appointment every 3-4 months instead.

What’s the best way to replace missing teeth?

That’s an easy one for Dr. Bartusiak – dental implants! There’s no other reconstructive service available today that offers the same level of health benefits, longevity, and seamless aesthetic quality.

Of course, our team also understands that every patient’s needs and priorities are different. More traditional services are also available for comprehensive tooth replacement, and we’ll be happy to help you explore all of the available options in greater detail during a first appointment.

Will I need to see a different specialist for my dental implant placement?

Not at all! Dr. Bartusiak can be considered a seasoned expert when it comes to dental implants – he even regularly teaches other dentists about them. He’ll be happy to perform every stage of your procedure, from the initial surgical placement to the creation of attractive, custom-made restorations, here in Washington, PA, which means you’ll cut down on travel time and also get to stay with a team you already know and trust.

Going to the dentist’s office makes me nervous. Can you help?

Yes. We offer sedation dentistry right here in-office for added comfort and relaxation, including advanced IV sedation. These safe techniques will help take the edge off of negative emotions and create a pleasant atmosphere for your care that can overcome even the worst cases of dental-related anxiety.

Do you see dental emergencies?

Absolutely! Helping get patients out of pain fast is important to our team – that’s why we’ll usually tell callers to come into the office right away, no waiting required. Even if we can’t perform extensive treatment on the same day as your dental emergency, our team can stabilize your smile’s condition and help you return to your regular routine in record time.

Do you take dental insurance?

Bartusiak Dental Care is in-network with several major PPO dental insurance plans, and we’ll be happy to work with patients to maximize their available benefits. To learn more, visit our new patients page.

I don’t have dental insurance. What are my options for paying?

Never fear! We enjoy making it easier than ever for patients and families to receive important oral healthcare, even if they don’t currently have insurance. Affordable financing is available through CareCredit and Lending Club, and you can also check out our patented Bartusiak Dental Plan for valuable yearly savings at a flat, no-stress rate.