Common Questions

Common Questions

Will the treatment be painful?

We will take every measure to ensure that your procedure is in no way uncomfortable or painful. If treatment is needed, we will inject a small amount of anesthesia to gently numb a concentrated area of your mouth. For most patients, the feeling of numbness usually subsides after 2-3 hours.   Dr. Fleming refuses to work on patients unless they are comfortable!  Please let the staff know what can be done to make your appointment stress-free.

Will I need to return to your office for follow-ups after the procedure is finished?

Yes, for most root canal treatments, we recommend that patients return to the office 1 year after the procedure was finished. Our office will send a reminder notice to you when you are due for a recall appointment.

Do You Take My Dental Insurance?

While Dr. Fleming is not a provider for any insurance companies, yes, we accept payment from dental insurance companies.  Your treatment is customized to your exact needs and therefore we can provide you with the best possible care. Due to insurance regulations we are not able to submit for payment until your treatment is complete, therefore we ask for one half of the cost of the procedure at the time of treatment.  From there, we will submit a claim to your insurance company.  If your insurance company reimburses at a higher rate, we will refund the difference in the form of a check.  Occasionally insurance companies will not cover the entire remaining balance; when this occurs you will be required to pay the balance.  We also offer financing options through Care Credit.  Ultimately the patient is responsible for all fees. 

Our policy is outlined in greater detail in the Financial Policy section of this website, and it will be explained further at your first appointment.