Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need a consultation?
The doctor needs to go over your health history and assess the condition of the tooth/area in question and develop a treatment plan. With the vast array of medications, there are different side effects the doctor needs to consider ~ especially blood thinners and osteoporosis medications. You will also meet with our financial coordinator at this time to discuss costs and applicable insurance benefits.
What can I expect during the initial consultation?
The initial consultation will take approximately 1 hour as we obtain medical history, review x-rays, discuss your anesthesia options and discuss costs and insurance(if applicable).
Do I need a referral to come to your office?
It is not required, but it is preferred. You do not need a referral if you found us online, phone book or word of mouth. However, if your general dentist recommended you come to our office, then we would prefer a written referral from your dentist stating what they would like done.
Will you obtain information from my dentist?
Our office will ask them for a referral and x-ray (if not already given to the patient) but we will ask that you complete our health history form.
What types of payment options are available?
We accept most major credit cards as well as cash and checks. We offer Care Credit and Personal Finance as financing options with 6 months free financing. You can find more detailed information under the Patient information tab.
What insurance do you accept?
We accept all insurance; however, if we are not a network provider for your insurance, most companies will pay in-network benefits if they don’t have a network provider within a certain mile radius. You can find more detailed information under the Patient information tab.
Why does my insurance not cover everything:
Most insurance companies do not cover services at 100%. Insurance companies cover a certain percentage of usual and customary fees that their company deems fit.
Will my medical insurance cover extractions since it is considered “surgery?”
Some medical insurance companies will cover the removal of complete bony impacted wisdom teeth; however, most medical policies will not cover other routine extractions unless the removal is necessary due to severe medical conditions.
Will I be completely asleep during my entire procedure?
We offer several options to assure you will be comfortable during your procedure. These options will be presented at your initial consultation with the doctor.
What are the doctor’s credentials?
Dr. Banghart received his dental degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago and is Board certified by the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Waisath received his dental degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and is Board certified by the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.