Welcome To Your Grove City Family Dentist – Grove City Dental
When it comes to your dental care, we know we need to be the family dentist in Grove City that you trust completely. That’s why we are committed to treating you like we treat our own family members – with kindness, a gentle touch, honesty, integrity, and of course, state-of-the-art techniques and skill.
Here’s a short overview of what to expect during your first visit with us. Making the decision to go to a new dentist is a big one, and we know it’s important to you feel confident, in advance, that we will provide the best care at an affordable price.
Our team will welcome you to Grove City Dental. They’ll be ready to collect some “housekeeping” information and will have an “Intake Form” prepared for you. While the form only takes just a few minutes to complete, it’s an invaluable source of information. The form will give you the chance to tell us about your medical history – important details that will influence your treatment plan and help us ensure you receive the best care for your unique smile.
We are always here to help coordinate your appointments, so they are at a time that is most convenient for you. We’ll also always answer your questions thoroughly and honestly, whether they are about treatment options, sending predeterminations to your insurance provider, or taking advantage of special offers we provide periodically. Never hesitate to give us a call. We want you to find all the answers you’re seeking. You’ll find that our style is not pushy and we will never try to up-sell you on products and services that will not directly benefit your dental health.
Hygiene & Checkup
For your first hygiene care visit (cleaning) with us, we will book a little bit of extra time than your subsequent visits. That’s because we need to spend unrushed time with you to get to know your smile before we make a treatment plan. We’ll make a “mouth map,” detailing your current state of oral health. Dr. Schumann will complete a thorough examination and, with the help of a discussion with you about your dental wants, needs, and goals, he will introduce care options with you. Wrapping up your visit? A thorough cleaning and polishing. Ahhh! Feels great, doesn’t it!?
While it’s not for everyone, for those who have dental anxiety from a past experience, our practice tour is an effective, proven way to alleviate adverse feelings. You will become familiar with our team, reception area, restroom locations, and have a chance to “preview” our hygiene care rooms, and more. Coming in before hand – even if it’s only for 10 minutes – will give you face-to-face knowledge of our practice and will help you feel more comfortable. While you’re here, talk to us about our being the sedation dentist in Columbus!
Because oral health is inextricably linked to overall health (connected to many systemic diseases such as heart & stroke, some cancers, pre-term birth, dementia, diabetes, etc.), it’s so incredibly important that you and your loved ones receive regular professional dental care. If you suffer from dental fear or anxiety, sedation dentistry may help. It’s also great for allowing us to provide multiple treatments at one time. There are four different types or levels of sedation available at Grove City Dental:
- Inhaled Minimum Sedation – The lowest level of sedation is called inhaled minimal sedation. If you opt for this level, you will breathe in Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) throughout treatment. You will remain awake, but you will be very relaxed. The effect of the gas does not last long once your treatment is complete.
- Oral Sedation – A prescribed sedative pill will make you feel tired and groggy, and you may fall asleep during your procedure. You will need someone to drive you to and from your appointment.
- IV Moderate Sedation – A sedative drug is administered intravenously. This allows Dr. Schumann to adjust the amount of medicine throughout the procedure to keep you comfortable. You will need someone to pick you up after your appointment.
- General Anesthesia – Throughout your treatment, you will be in a deep sleep. This may be ideal for certain oral surgeries or other complex dental work. You will need someone to assist and care for you following the procedure.
Our expert dental professionals will ensure that you get the treatment you need and want. Our goal is to provide pain-free dental care in a compassionate environment. Call today!