Frequently Asked Questions
Before you enter our Allen, TX dental office, you may have a variety of questions about our treatments or office policies. We have collected some of our most frequently asked questions and posted them below. If you don't see the information you need here, please call us at 972-359-6611 so we can answer your questions.
- How do Drs. Weyandt and Willison keep up to date on all of the current techniques and materials?
- How do I know when it's time to come in for a checkup?
- At what age should my children first see a dentist?
- Do you accept referrals?
- What do I do if I have an emergency when the office is closed?
- I have a temporary crown in my mouth. What happens if it comes off or breaks?
- How can I ask Drs. Weyandt and Willison questions directly?
- How can I safely whiten my teeth?
- What precautions do you take to ensure patient safety?
- What makes you different than any other dental practice I can visit?
- My gums bleed after I brush. Is this something to be concerned about?
- I really do not like visiting the dentist, is there anything you can do to help me relax?
- Crowns, veneers, onlays and inlays .where can I learn more about these procedures?
- I brush everyday, but my breath just is not fresh. Is there anything I can do?
- Do I have to floss every day? Is it really that important?
- I want my front teeth to look better, but I do not want to wear braces. What would you recommend?
- What payment options do you offer?
Our doctors are extensively trained. Because dentistry is constantly changing, they do a number of things to stay on top of all the current findings. They read dental journals extensively and attend continuing education courses in all areas of dentistry. They also belong to a variety of organizations that offer seminars and conferences on developments in dentistry. Drs. Weyandt and Willison will be happy to tell you more about her studies when you visit our office.
We would like to see you twice a year if you have good dental hygiene. We may adjust this time period depending on the state of your teeth. Patients who have or had gum disease (periodontal disease) need to be seen 3-4 times per year to maintain their gum health.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child be seen by a dentist at the age of 1. There are several excellent pediatric dentists in our area that we would be happy to refer your child to. We will be excited to see your children in our office when they turn 5 years old.
Yes. We always welcome new patients to our Allen dental office. Please do tell your friends and coworkers how you've enjoyed our office.
If you have an emergency, please call our office number at 972-359-6611 and follow the instructions to contact the doctor.
When a temporary crown falls off or breaks, reattach the crown using dental adhesive or toothpaste. Call us immediately so we can schedule an appointment to replace it. Dr. Weyandt or Dr. Willison may simply reapply the temporary crown or fit the permanent crown if it is available.
Dr. Weyandt and Dr. Wilison are extremely knowledgeable about all areas of dentistry and welcome any of your questions during your visit. If you have questions before your visit, you can also call our office or Ask Dr. Weyandt or Dr. Willison via our online form.
Teeth whitening is very popular and many people are curious about the benefits and side effects of teeth whitening. Since each mouth is unique, we need to evaluate your teeth to recommend a specific method. If your teeth are cracked, chipped, or discolored, Dr. Weyandt or Dr. Willison may recommend restorative services, such as veneers or bonding. If you want to whiten your teeth, we use the Zoom! In-Office Whitening System in our office.
We follow a number of health and safety guidelines. First, our office complies and exceeds OSHA standards for safety. All of our staff also maintain their current CPR certification. With every patient, we follow universal precautions. These safety procedures are established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Dental Association (ADA). Under these precautions, our dental team is required to use the appropriate protective wear, such as gloves, masks and eyewear. After your visit, we disinfect the operatory and sterilize all of the equipment. We have a sterilization center where we can maximize efficient sterilization and minimize the chance of contamination through human error. If you have any questions, we would be happy to demonstrate our sterilization procedures. You can also view the CDC Infection Control guidelines online at www.cdc.gov.
From the moment you walk through the door, you will see how different our brand of dentistry is from any other you have experienced. First, our doctors are exceptionally skilled in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. They are serious about your treatment and will take the time to make sure your dental health is the best it can be.
Second, our doctors love to listen to what their patients have to say about their dental health and are always happy to answer your questions. They can also provide you with patient education information when you need it.
To truly know what makes Dr. Weyandt and Dr. Willison and their team different, we recommend you schedule an appointment by calling 972-359-6611.
Yes, you should be very concerned about bleeding gums, especially if you haven't had an exam in a while.Bleeding gums may be a symptom of several problems, such as leaky fillings or gum disease. While it may seem harmless, bleeding gums can cause a variety of serious health problems. If your gums are bleeding, call us as soon as possible to schedule an appointment so we can analyze the cause.
Many patients are nervous about receiving dental treatment. We offer nitrous oxide to help make your visit more comfortable. Often referred to as laughing gas, nitrous can help anyone who is excessively nervous about their visit. Drs Weyandt and Willison can also prescribe relaxation type medications , so you can "sleep" through your visit.
If you are curious about any procedure we recommend, Drs. Weyandt and Willison welcome your questions. You can Ask Dr. Weyandt or Dr. Willison in person, over the phone, or submit a question online directly.
In our office, we offer Sonicare toothbrushes which can improve your breath odor. If you have questions about ways to improve your breath, ask any of us during your appointment, or call us at 972-359-6611.
Brushing cleans about 80% of your teeth while flossing covers the remaining 20%. Although that seems like a small percentage, this area is where the serious problems originate. That's why Dr. Weyandt and Dr. Willison believe cleaning this area by flossing is very important. In addition to flossing, they encourage patients to use an electric toothbrush, such as Sonicare toothbrush, which is more effective at plaque removal.
There are a variety of ways to improve the appearance of your teeth without braces. We offer many cosmetic services to straighten your teeth, such as porcelain veneers to straighten your teeth. Since each mouth is unique, we need to evaluate your teeth to recommend a specific method. After listening to your goals and concerns, Dr. Weyandt and Dr. Willison can suggest ways to help you straighten your smile.
In this day and age, we know deciphering your insurance benefits can be confusing. That’s why we will file your claim for you. You can pay for our services with cash or check. We also accept American Express, Discover Card Master Card and Visa. Any amount not covered by your insurance is your responsibility.
We feel, however, that your insurance should never dictate the quality or timing of your treatment. If you have extensive or long term dental care, our Allen office offers financial assistance through Care Credit. We are happy to help you with insurance concerns, so if you have any questions, please contact us at 972-359-6611.