Dental Implant FAQs
Methods of Sedation Used
Creative Dentistry, P.C. will recommend one of the following sedation methods on an individual case basis.
- Inhalation Anesthesia (Nitrous Gas): commonly used in emergency centers and ambulatory surgery centers as well. When used alone, it is incapable of producing general anesthesia reliably, but it may be combined with other inhalation and/or intravenous agents in deep sedative/general anesthetic techniques. However, as a single agent, it has impressive safety and is excellent for providing minimal and moderate sedation for apprehensive dental patients.
- Oral Conscious Sedation: the administration of oral sedative drugs, generally to facilitate a dental procedure and reduce patients’ fear and anxiety related to the experience. Oral sedation is one of the available methods of conscious sedation dentistry, along with inhalation sedation (nitrous oxide) and conscious intravenous sedation
- Intravenous Sedation: reserved for patients who are very anxious about a dental visit. It works quickly, it’s easy to adjust the dose given, and the sedative has a long period of amnesia, meaning you won’t remember what happened during your dental visit or treatment. One drawback of IV sedation is that a dentist needs to be well-trained in the administration of it, meaning that not every dental practice offers it as an option. Dr. Foster Ferguson conducts safe sedation daily with his crew, updating crew training monthly.
Creative Dentistry, P.C. is dedicated to improving the health and appearance of patients’ smiles through the many cosmetic dentistry services offered. Do you or someone you know have chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth that you would like to correct? With dental rehab or implants, correcting small aesthetic flaws can be stress-free. That said Creative Dentistry also offers full smile makeovers, with “all on four implants” dentures that are custom tailored to each patient’s need. Discuss your expectations with our dedicated crew to discover the dental solutions to best fit your [email protected]
Creative Dentistry is recognized as a provider for the Department of Intellectual Developmental Disabilities, Medicaid Waiver Programs, and TennCare ECF CHOICES Program. The state of Tennessee entrusts its priority, at-risk and underserved communities with Creative Dentistry. Dr. Ferguson’s expertise and the affection shown toward Tennessee are unsurpassed.
Who needs it?
- “Special Needs” – Patients with moderate to severe emotional, intellectual, and/ or physical disabilities such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Mood Disorder, Multiple Sclerosis, PICA, Parkinson’s, or Alzheimer’s
- Patients suffering from dental phobias
- Patients with time constraints that desire all dental procedures to be completed in a single visit
“If I am a new patient, what will I have to pay on my first visit?”
With confirmed appointment and current insurance coverage, a new patient should expect to make a full payment out of pocket and be reimbursed by their insurance provider.
“Will I have to pay my co-pay at the time of service?”
Yes and No, we do not accept insurance but we are willing to help you file your insurance claims. Patients should expect to pay in full for services prior to services being rendered. No exceptions.
“Is my dental insurance accepted?”
Creative Dentistry, P.C. accepts ECF CHOICES and TN DIDD Medicaid Waiver Insurance for the Individuals with Intellectual and other Developmental Disabilities. Creative Dentistry, P.C. is credentialed but not a direct provider of any other networks. Creative Dentistry, P.C. is considered an out-of-network provider with most dental insurance companies.
Creative Dentistry provides sedation dental services for Availity,
- Blue Cross Blue Shield,
- United Concordia
- United Healthcare
- ECF CHOICES
- TN DIDD Waiver
“Is financial assistance available?”
Yes, payments prior to care rendered, CareCredit and Citi Health financial assistance is available.