FAQs

Is the treatment going to hurt?

We do everything possible to make sure that you are not uncomfortable while you receive your dental care. We will numb your mouth by applying a topical anaesthetic to ensure comfort during your procedure.

If you are especially anxious about dental procedures, you may also take advantage of our sedation dentistry options to relax you during your appointment. Please speak to us prior to your appointment if you are experiencing anxiety over your procedure.

How much is my dental care going to cost?

It’s important to us that you have the dental care that you want and need, so we’ll work with you to fit it into your budget. Before you receive any treatment, we’ll make sure that you completely understand your financial responsibility. We routinely get pretreatment authorizations, so we can tell you what your share of the cost is going to be.

Are you taking new patients?

We always welcome new patients to our practice. We appreciate the confidence you show in us when you refer your family and friends to our practice.

What do I do in case of a dental emergency?

Call our office right away. If it’s after hours, the answering service will reach Dr. Mahoney or a member of his staff so one of us can get in touch with you as soon as possible.

How can I safely whiten my teeth?

There are two ways that you can achieve a bright, white smile. If you want immediate results in just a few hours, the Zoom! In-Office Whitening System may be the best choice for you. You can achieve similar results over four to six nights with at-home whitening trays. We’ll be happy to talk with you about which option would be the best for you.

Do you use mercury fillings?

We prefer to use composite, tooth-coloured fillings, which are healthier for your teeth and look more natural and more attractive too.