One of the main reasons why people choose to go without dental care is because they feel that they cannot afford the treatment they need. The last thing we want to hear here at Silver Valley Dental is that someone is ignoring the treatment they need because of its cost. It is for this reason that Dr. Raymond L. Chow accepts such a large variety of different payment types from his patients living in the Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, and Mission areas of Vancouver, BC.
We are happy to accept payments with cash, credit, and even checks. Whichever of these works best for you works for us!
We are also happy to work with your insurance to ensure that you receive the care that you need. Depending on the treatment you intend to go through with, it is very possible that your insurance will cover either the entirety of the treatment or at least a part of it. On your first visit, we will go over your insurance plan with you to see what benefits you are entitled to. Then, when the time comes, we will also file your insurance claims for you. Please be advised that most insurance plans require that you pay a deductible, which we will collect at the time services are rendered.
It is very important that you have any problems with your oral health treated as soon as possible.
The reason for this is that ignoring things like tooth pain and crooked or missing teeth can only hurt you in the end. Ignoring problems such as crooked or misaligned teeth can actually lead to conditions such as tooth decay, which may be what your tooth ache is trying to tell you.
When it comes to tooth decay, most peoples’ minds go straight to sugar. While sugar does play a part in causing tooth decay, it is not completely to blame. Tooth decay is actually caused by bacteria that gathers on your teeth throughout the day. Using the sugar on your teeth as fuel, this bacteria creates plaque, which continues on to create acids that will proceed to eat away at the layers of your tooth.
Should tooth decay manage to get past the enamel of your tooth, it creates what is known as a cavity. Fortunately we can treat cavities with dental fillings. However, should tooth decay manage to reach the pulp of the infected tooth, you will need a root canal in addition to a dental filling. Should tooth decay do too much damage to one of your teeth, the only solution left available will be to have that tooth pulled before the infection can spread to your other teeth.