Frequently Asked Questions
What types of payment do we accept? Does a root canal hurt? On this page Michael Gradeless, DDS answers these common questions, as well as many others.
Prefer to talk in person? We do too. Simply contact us at (317) 841-3130, and we’ll be glad to answer any questions.
General Dentistry Questions
What forms of payment do you accept?
For your convenience, we accept cash, checks, debit cards, and credit cards.
Which insurance companies do you accept?
We accept most major dental insurance companies and CareCredit. Call us today at (317) 841-3130, and we’ll be happy to discuss insurance questions.
What does “family dentist” mean?
Gradeless Dentistry is happy to provide care for the entire family. We accept patients of all ages — from small children to the elderly.
Specific Dental Service Questions
How often should I schedule a teeth cleaning at the dentist?
While the answer can vary based on how healthy your teeth are, most people should schedule a dental exam every six months.
Can invisible teeth aligners replace the need for braces?
In many cases, yes. It just depends on how much alignment the teeth need.
What’s the purpose of veneers?
A cosmetic dental service, veneers provide a picture-perfect smile by whitening teeth, filling in embarrassing gaps, and covering up chips or other flaws. View this brief video from the American Dental Association®to learn more.
Will a dental crown be noticeable?
No. We can use materials that perfectly match the color of the dental crown with the rest of the teeth.
I’m missing several teeth. Are dental implants an option, or is that procedure best for just one missing tooth?
We can implant multiple teeth, but it depends on each individual’s situation. Schedule an appointment with our dentist, and he can help find the best tooth replacement option.
What is the difference between a dental bridge and a dental implant?
An implanted tooth is surgically fused to the jaw bone. A dental bridge doesn’t require surgery. Instead, the “fake tooth” is anchored in place via two adjacent dental crowns.
Will I have to change my diet once I begin wearing dentures?
While some people may have to change the manner in which they eat certain foods, most don’t have to drastically change their diets. However, it is important to eat soft foods while adjusting to the dentures.
I think I might need a root canal. Will it hurt?
Most people compare the feeling of a root canal to the minor discomfort of getting a filling. Dentists apply anesthesia so patients normally don’t feel much at all.
Contact us at (317) 841-3130 to make an appointment. We look forward to serving you in Fishers.