One of our team members will compile your medical and dental history during your first visit. We will then examine your teeth and gums, screen you for oral cancer, take X-rays of your teeth as needed and complete a TMJ (temporomandibular or jaw joint) exam. After we review your dental profile, we will discuss a diagnosis with you. If treatment such as a root canal (endodontics), braces (orthodontics) or oral surgery is needed, we will plan to treat you in our office or refer you to a specialist. We will discuss your options for treatment and fee payment and help you determine the best plan to fit your needs. During regular follow-up visits, we will examine your teeth and gums, screen you for oral cancer, clean your teeth and make plans for treatment as needed. We will discuss any pain or problems you may be experiencing and answer any questions you may have.
A new patient appointment usually takes about 90 minutes. In order for us to serve you, please fill out your new patient forms 48 hours in advance, so we can help you with insurance benefits, x-rays and health concerns.
Please call our office as soon as you determine that you have a dental emergency. We will be glad to work you into our schedule if you have a dental emergency during regular business hours. After hours, over the weekend and during holidays, please call our office for Dr. Melissa’s emergency contact number.
We are dedicated to providing you with comprehensive care. Therefore, we allow sample time to give you the best possible outcome. We know how valuable your time is, so we work to accommodate your schedule. Generally, we can do as much or as little work as you want per appointment.
After getting numb, we advise patients to eat only soft, cool foods until the numbing wears-off. This helps to protect your mouth. Although it varies from person to person, the numbness usually wears off within 3 hours. We offer a product called OraVerse to reverse the numbness. It is a wonderful way to return to your daily activities sooner. Please ask us about this today.
Nobody likes going to the dentist, including us. This is why Dr. Jarrell designed a new dental office, where going to the dentist is (believe-it-or-not) a pleasure! With treatment rooms featuring nitrous oxide (laughing gas), headphones and micro-bead pillows, this is not your father’s dental office. Our patients feel pampered each time they visit us. Come see for yourself.
Yes. We are also wheelchair accessible.
Yes! We love having children in our practice. We welcome all patients from age 1 to 102. Read more about our services for kids by clicking here. We encourage you to bring your child to the dentist at age 1 for a well-baby visit.
Painless dentistry is a means of ensuring your total experience in our office is as stress-free and pain-free as possible. We will discuss treatment options that may require no local anesthetic and whenever possible, alleviate pain by the means most comfortable to you.
There are several methods available for whitening the teeth: in-office, custom trays to wear at home, Crest White Strips, whitening pens, whitening toothpastes or even gum. Power whitening is done in our office. One session generally lasts two hours, and you can read or relax during the treatment. For daily home whitening, we make an impression of your teeth and create a custom mouthguard that fits your teeth. Each day, you fill the mouthguard with a small amount of whitening gel and wear it 30 minutes during the day. The daily whitening process takes approximately two weeks. Other over-the-counter daily whitening products are available, but it is important to use any whitening product only under the supervision of a dentist. To achieve the whitening results you desire, the ADA recommends that you seek the professional advice of a dentist, including examination and diagnosis of the cause of tooth discoloration, before you begin any whitening program. Many whitening toothpastes ae vey abrasive and will damage your gum tissue. So, we recommend a mild fluoride toothpaste.
Porcelain veneers are designed to look like your natural teeth and are individually and permanently attached to the fronts of your existing teeth. Bonding utilizes a composite material made of plastic to fill in areas of your teeth and correct chipping and shape problems. Both porcelain veneers and bonding are color-matched to the rest of your teeth.
Unfortunately, at this time, we DO NOT accept Medicaid or Non-PPO Medicare. Sorry for the inconvenience. DON’T WORRY! YOU CAN STILL HAVE THE DENTAL CARE YOU DESERVE! Simply ask us about our in-house and third party options.