How can we help you?
If you are looking for a new dental office, you probably have a lot of questions about whether we are right for you. At Atlantic Dental Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we encourage you to call so we can answer your questions specifically. In the meantime, here is a list of some of our most popular questions.
Feel free to read through them. If your question is not addressed here, call us and we will be happy to help.
Yes! We are currently welcoming new patients to our Ocean City, Maryland office. We welcome your whole family and accept patients of all ages. We want our patients to experience a dental office that they feel comfortable and excited to come back to for many years.
We Take Referrals As Well
Most of our patients come from referrals. So, if you are an existing patient and you have friends or family who could benefit from the same great care you have received, encourage them to give us a call. We promise to take excellent care of your loved ones.
Let Us Be Your New Dental Family
If you are a patient looking for a new dental home, we welcome you and ask that you call us. Here at Atlantic Dental, we have helpful team members available to answer questions regarding appointment times and insurance benefits.
At Atlantic Dental, we know that cost is a concern for most of our patients and that fitting your necessary dentistry into your budget is important. That is why we participate with many of the most popular dental insurance companies. We can help you maximize your benefits and budget your out-of-pocket expenses so that you can have the dentistry you need no before more expensive dental conditions arise.
How To Finance Your Appointment At Atlantic Dental
Not only do we accept many major insurance plans, but we also offer Care Credit as an easy way to finance any treatment not covered by your insurance. If you have specific questions about your coverage, give us a call. One of our knowledgeable team members will answer all of your questions about treatment costs and insurance estimates.
The Best Way For You To Save Money
We also focus on prevention to keep your dentistry affordable. When we see you for routine exams, x-rays, and professional dental cleanings, we can head off many dental conditions before they start. Early diagnosis will help with your expenses and your health!
Having quality, affordable dentistry is important to our patients. At Atlantic Dental, our dentistry is made to last, so you can feel completely confident about the investment you make in your smile.
Dental emergencies are inconvenient and tend to happen at the worst times. Your emergency dentist in Ocean City is here for you, and we encourage patients to contact Atlantic Dental at (410) 213-7575 if you or a loved one is experiencing a dental emergency. We provide same-day dentistry if possible, and make every effort to see you as soon as we can if you are in pain.
Emergency Dentistry at Atlantic Dental
Some of the tooth emergencies our dental office is equipped to handle are:
- Knocked-out (avulsed) teeth
- Lost or broken dental restorations, such as a dental crown or filling
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Soft tissue injuries
- Dental pain or a toothache
Even if you are unsure that your condition is a real dental emergency, we encourage you to contact your dentist in Ocean City first. We can often assess your situation over the phone and help determine if you need immediate attention. We can also save you time in most cases if you contact us first before heading to a hospital emergency room that may not be adequately equipped to handle your tooth emergency.
If your dental emergency occurs outside of our regular business hours, we have instructions for you to follow so you can receive the relief you need. Contact Atlantic Dental for prompt emergency care.
Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm. While we do not currently offer weekend hours, if you have a dental emergency, please call our office. We do see patients on an emergency basis on the weekends if it is necessary.
Dental emergencies include:
- Tooth pain
- Throbbing pain
- Significant jaw pain or locking
- A broken or cracked tooth
- Swelling in gums
- Sudden sensitivity to hot and cold
- Dental trauma
Don't Wait Any Longer! Call Us Today
If you are having a dental emergency, it is best to call our Ocean City, MD office and one of our dentists will talk to you and determine if it is necessary that you have an emergency appointment.
For your convenience, we participate with many major insurance companies. We will help you to maximize your benefits and bill your insurance company for you. We participate with the following insurance companies:
Common Dental Insurance We Accept
- Delta Dental Premier
- Cigna PPO
- Principal Financial Group
- United Concordia
If your insurance company is not listed here but you can choose your own dentist, you may still be able to receive benefits from our office. For questions about out-of-network treatment or if you do not have dental insurance, please give us a call. No matter what your insurance company, we welcome you to our office.
We Have Financial Options
If you do have out-of-pocket expenses, we take most traditional payment methods and also offer financing through Care Credit.
With thousands of different insurance plans, it's hard to say what your exact insurance coverage is. If you are concerned about coverage, please call our office and one of our team members will gladly answer your insurance questions.
Contact Your Insurance Company
Because insurance coverage varies, we encourage you to bring information regarding your coverage and benefits to your first appointment. That way, we can research your insurance for you and help you to maximize your benefits.
We Are Here To Help
Here at our Ocean City, MD dental office, our team can't wait to work with you in the near future. We want to make sure all questions regarding financing your oral care are answered. Please do not hesitate to call our office today.
One of the most commonly used methods of sedation used in dental offices is nitrous oxide mixed with oxygen. It is an inhaled form of sedation. It may make you feel a bit light-headed and you could feel giddy, causing the giggles. That is why patients often refer to nitrous oxide as laughing gas. It is the mildest form of sedation we offer. It is generally tolerated very well and is so safe, we can even use it on kids to help relax them for their dental appointment.
The Science Behing Laughing Gas
Nitrous oxide enters and leaves your system very easily. It starts to take effect after a few short inhalations and leaves your system within a few moments of discontinuing it. That makes it ideal for patients who do not want to feel groggy for the rest of the day, but who need a little help relaxing for their dental appointment.
Side effects are minimal and include light-headedness and nausea. If you begin to feel nauseated, simply let us know and we can turn down the flow so that the feeling goes away.
Things To Consider
Nitrous oxide is safe, but it is not recommended for patients who are pregnant. Please let us know if you are pregnant before your dental appointment so we can avoid using nitrous oxide.
If you wish to use this sedation method, you must make us aware in advance when scheduling your next appointment.
We accept cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and Care Credit.
We Take CareCredit
Care Credit is a third-party financing company that allows you to have your necessary dental treatment now but allows you to pay it off over time. Care Credit works like a credit card, except that interest-free options exist, allowing you to pay off treatment without incurring extra interest charges. For more information on this program, contact our Ocean City, MD dental office today.