Financial Policy

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We deliver the finest care at the most reasonable cost to our patients. For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. We also offer Care Credit. We attempt to complete all treatments in one visit, therefore, payment is due at the time of your appointment. We are insurance experts and will do everything to maximize your benefits. If you have questions regarding your account, please contact us at Issaquah Office Phone Number 425-427-1120. Many times, a simple telephone call will clarify any questions.

INSURANCE

At Issaquah Endodontics, we make every effort to provide you with the finest endodontic care and the most convenient financial options. To accomplish this we work hand in hand with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures. If you have any concerns or questions about your insurance or your first visit please call and ask a member of our team. They are well informed and can be reached by phone at Issaquah Office Phone Number 425-427-1120. It is very helpful to bring your insurance information with you to the consultation so that we can expedite reimbursement. Please remember you are fully responsible for all fees charged by this office regardless of your insurance coverage.

PREFERRED PLANS

We are Premier and Preferred Providers for Delta Dental. We are preferred providers for Aetna, Assurant, Cigna, Guardian, MetLife, Premera, Regence, and Dental Health Services.

PRIVACY

At Issaquah Endodontics, your Privacy is very important. Please click here to view the HIPAA policy we abide by:   Notice of Privacy Practice .

WHAT IS ENDODONTICS?

Endodontics is a branch of dentistry recognized by the American Dental Association involving treatment of the pulp (root canal) and surrounding tissues of the tooth. When you look at your tooth in the mirror, what you see is the crown. The rest of the tooth, the portion hidden beneath the gum line, is called the root. Though the outer portion of the root is a hard tissue called dentin, the inside channel or “root canal” contains a pulp of soft tissue, blood vessels and nerves. Bacteria that are introduced into the pulp as a result of tooth decay, periodontal disease, tooth fracture or other problems, can severely damage the pulp. When that happens, an endodontic specialist removes the diseased pulp to save the tooth and prevent further infection and inflammation. After successful endodontic treatment, the tooth continues to perform normally.

I’M WORRIED ABOUT X-RAYS. SHOULD I BE?

No. While x-rays will be necessary during your endodontic treatment, we use an advanced non-film computerized system, called digital radiography, that produces radiation levels up to 90% lower than those of already low dose conventional dental x-rays. These digital images can be optimized, archived, printed and sent to your dentist via e-mail or diskette.

WHAT ABOUT INFECTION?

We adhere to the most rigorous standards of infection control advocated by OSHA/WISHA, the Centers for Disease Control and the American Dental Association. We utilize autoclave sterilization and barrier techniques to eliminate any risk of infection.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER TREATMENT?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact his or her office for a follow-up restoration within a few days of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a question or concern does occur, however, we are available to take care of your concerns.