How can I schedule an appointment at The Sassy Dentist?

Scheduling an appointment with us is easy! You can message us directly at our cellphone number 0908-877-3770 or use the convenient “Book Now” button on our Facebook page.

Do you accept walk-in appointments?

While we primarily operate on an appointment basis to ensure the best care for our patients, we understand that emergencies happen. If you’re in need, please contact us, and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

What should I do if I’m running late for my appointment or need to cancel?

We understand that unforeseen circumstances can occur. If you’re running a few minutes late, please let us know as soon as possible. As for cancellations, kindly inform us in advance (at least a day) so we can reschedule your appointment to a more convenient time and give your slot to someone in need.

Can I bring my children to The Sassy Dentist for dental care?

Absolutely! We provide comprehensive pediatric dentistry services, and we’re dedicated to making dental visits a positive experience for children. You’re welcome to bring your child along during your dental appointment so that they can become familiar with the dental environment and feel more at ease when it’s their turn for a check-up.

Do you accept family/group appointments?

Absolutely! We love when families or groups schedule appointments together. It makes for a convenient and enjoyable dental experience. Please let us know when booking, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your group.

What payment options do you offer for dental procedures?

We offer flexible payment plans and installment options for extended procedures such as root canal therapy, dentures, crowns and bridges, and cosmetic makeovers. Our goal is to make quality dental care accessible to everyone.

What payment methods are accepted at your clinic?

We accept a variety of payment methods, including cash, GCash, bank transfers, and credit card payments. We aim to make the payment process as convenient as possible for our patients.

Do you accept credit card installments?

While we primarily accept straight payments, we understand that some patients prefer credit card installments for added convenience. You can inquire with your credit card provider about the possibility of converting your dental expenses into installment payments. If your provider offers this service, you can enjoy the flexibility of spreading your payments over time.

Can I discuss my financial concerns and payment options during the initial consultation?

Absolutely, we encourage open communication about financial concerns. Feel free to discuss your payment preferences and concerns during your initial consultation, and we’ll work together to find a suitable solution.

Is there a minimum treatment cost required for installment plans?

The minimum treatment cost for installment plans may vary depending on the procedure and the terms of the plan. We can provide you with detailed information on installment options during your consultation.

Do you work with HMO providers for dental coverage?

Yes, we work with Elite Group Dental Network as our primary HMO provider for dental coverage. If you are an Elite Group member, you can enjoy the benefits of our services.

How can I check if my HMO plan covers treatments at your clinic?

You can contact your HMO provider or our clinic directly. We’ll be happy to assist you in verifying your coverage and explaining the benefits available under your plan.

What is the best age for a child to have an orthodontic consultation?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an initial orthodontic evaluation for children around the age of 7. However, orthodontic treatment can be effective at any age, so it’s never too late to consult an orthodontist.

What does an orthodontic consultation typically involve?

An orthodontic consultation often includes a comprehensive examination, which may involve interpretation of your X-rays (panoramic & cephalometric), mouth impressions, intraoral and extraoral photos, and a detailed discussion with the orthodontist about your treatment options.

Will braces be placed on the same day as the consultation?

No, we don’t place braces on the same day as the consultation. Each orthodontic case is unique, and we take the time to personalize treatment plans and calculate the best approach for your specific needs.

Do you offer installment payment plans for orthodontic treatment?

Yes, we do offer installment payment plans for orthodontic treatment. The cost of treatment can vary depending on the complexity of the case, and our team will work with you to create a payment plan that suits your budget.

Why does the price of orthodontic treatment vary from case to case?

The price of orthodontic treatment can vary because no two sets of teeth are exactly the same. Treatment costs are influenced by factors such as the complexity of the case, the type of orthodontic appliances used, and the estimated duration of treatment. We provide personalized treatment plans to ensure you receive the best care tailored to your unique needs.

Can I have composite veneers first and then have them changed to porcelain veneers later?

Yes, it is possible to start with composite veneers and later transition to porcelain veneers if desired.

Can I go directly for porcelain veneers without trying composite veneers first?

Yes, you can opt for porcelain veneers without trying composite veneers first. Porcelain veneers offer superior durability and aesthetics, making them a popular choice for smile makeovers. Your dentist will evaluate your dental condition and discuss the best treatment option for you.

What are the pros and cons of composite and porcelain veneers?
  • Composite veneers are cost-effective, reversible, and can be done in a single visit. However, they are less durable than porcelain veneers and may stain over time.
  • Porcelain veneers are highly durable, resistant to stains, and provide a natural appearance. However, they are more expensive and require multiple visits for fabrication and placement.
How long do veneers typically last?

The lifespan of veneers depends on the material used and how well they are maintained. Composite veneers typically last around 5-7 years, while porcelain veneers can last 10-15 years or more with proper care.

What’s the maintenance required for veneers?

Veneer maintenance involves regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups. Avoiding habits like nail-biting and using teeth for opening packages can help prolong the life of your veneers. It’s also essential to avoid foods and beverages that can stain your composite veneers, such as coffee and red wine.

Does root canal treatment hurt?

Modern root canal procedures are typically painless. Local anesthesia is administered to numb the tooth and surrounding area, ensuring that you won’t feel pain during the procedure. Afterward, you may experience some mild discomfort, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

How long does a root canal procedure take?

The duration of a root canal procedure depends on the tooth’s complexity and the severity of the infection. In general, a root canal can take one to two hours. Some cases may require multiple appointments.

Are there alternatives to root canal therapy for treating an infected tooth?

The primary alternative to root canal therapy for treating an infected tooth is tooth extraction. However, extracting a tooth should be considered a last resort, as it can lead to other dental issues, such as shifting of neighboring teeth and difficulty in chewing. Root canal therapy is often the preferred option for saving an infected tooth and maintaining overall oral health.

What are the benefits of having root canal therapy?

Root canal therapy offers several benefits, including saving a damaged or infected tooth from extraction, relieving severe toothache, preventing the spread of infection, and restoring normal tooth function and appearance.

What happens if a root canal treatment fails?

In some cases, a root canal treatment may not be successful due to various reasons such as complex anatomy or persistent infection. When this occurs, your dentist may recommend an apicoectomy, which is a surgical procedure to remove the tip of the tooth’s root and surrounding infected tissue to save the tooth.

How long can a tooth with a successful root canal last?

With proper care and maintenance, a tooth that has undergone a successful root canal can last a lifetime. After the procedure, it’s essential to follow good oral hygiene practices and visit your dentist regularly for check-ups.