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Regarding Insurance

January 13, 2022

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January 2022

Dear Valued Patients,

Thank you for the opportunity you have entrusted Dr. Troisi in taking care of your and your family’s quality dental care!

Since obtaining the practice, our team has been working very hard to make the transitional phase as smooth as possible and we appreciate your patience.

Dr. Troisi has been in the process of being a credentialed participating provider with your insurance company as it was with Dr. Estrada and Dr. Mangaya. The process can take several of weeks and we are fully aware that some insurance claims are coming back as “out of network. Rest assured that until the process is finalized, Dr. Troisi will continue to honor your insurance plan as an “in-network” provider.

Our team is committed to make sure you are getting your full benefits. They have been working very diligent at all the insurance claims received and will make any adjustments to your account as need be.

Please do not hesitate to contact our office for any questions and concerns. We appreciate the continue trust you have in us and look forward in service your dental-care needs for many years to come!

We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment!

Sincerely,

Dr. Troisi and team

Does Tooth Sensitivity Require Emergency Care?

December 4, 2021

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woman struggling with toothache

Your daughter has been begging you to take her out for ice cream since last weekend. She has been doing all her chores lately, so you decide to take her to that place around the corner with the excellent sundaes.

You end up buying your own strawberry sundae, since you’ve been behaving too after all, and it only takes your first bite for you to wince in pain. One of your molars is killing you!

Can you wait until your next day off work to go to the dentist? Keep reading to get some insight from your emergency dentist in Chesapeake on what constitutes a dental emergency, common causes of tooth sensitivity, and when you need to seek help.

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The Most Common Types of Tooth Stains and How to Get Rid of Them

September 13, 2021

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woman in Chesapeake checking her teeth in mirror

Like many other Americans, you may find yourself wanting to revitalize your smile by whitening your teeth at home or having them professionally lightened in a dentist’s office. Though teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures can be useful tools in achieving the smile you desire, what kinds of things stained your teeth in the first place? Here are the different types of tooth stains and what you can do to get rid of them. 

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Can I Get Dental Implants If I Smoke?

August 17, 2021

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young man smoking cigarette

Dental implants are considered the gold standard of tooth replacement. They’re an excellent solution for patients with missing teeth, allowing them to eat, speak, and smile with full confidence once again! However, smoking can affect not only oral health but the long-term survival of implants as well. Are you a smoker and thinking about pursuing this method of tooth replacement? Here’s what you should know about smoking and dental implants.

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How Soon After Dental Implant Surgery Can I Return to Work?

August 5, 2021

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young woman admiring teeth after dental implant surgery Chesapeake

Are you considering dental implant surgery in Chesapeake?  You probably have several questions about the process. Since you’re unsure what the recovery period will look like, you might not know how many days you will need to take off of work. Fortunately, most patients can return to their normal routine the day after their procedure – very few have to take more than a day or two off of work! However, every case is different as several factors can affect recovery time. Read along to learn when you can expect to return to work after getting dental implants.

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5 Reasons Your Dentist May Recommend Tooth Extraction

July 2, 2021

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Hand in purple latex glove holding a tooth

Once your permanent teeth grow in, they are meant to last a lifetime. However, life can take many zigs and zags, and you may end up needing to remove a tooth or even several teeth. If your dentist recommends tooth extraction, don’t worry! Dentists usually try to preserve natural teeth whenever possible, so they wouldn’t recommend extraction without good reason. Here are 5 scenarios that often call for tooth removal.  

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How To: Floss Around Your Dental Implants

June 24, 2021

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Closeup of patient holding floss

Unlike other tooth-replacement options, dental implants can last for 30+ years with proper care. Fortunately, maintaining them doesn’t require any special cleaning products either – you can use the same best practices you implement to preserve your natural teeth! One of the most important of which is flossing. However, it is essential to know that flossing with dental implants is a bit different. Keep reading for a few helpful tips.

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Can Dental Implants Help You Save Money in the Long Run?

January 11, 2021

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dental implant

Fortunately, people who are missing teeth today have a variety of different options when it comes to replacing them. For many patients, the most preferred method is dental implants. While the dental implant cost in Chesapeake is quite an investment, the truth is that patients can save a lot of money in the long run by committing to the procedure. There are many different factors that you need to consider. Continue reading to learn how dental implants in Chesapeake can save your wallet over time.

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Foods to Avoid After Dental Implant Surgery

January 4, 2021

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Man with an apple after dental implant surgery in Chesapeake. Dental implants are an excellent solution to permanently replace your missing teeth using a treatment that closely looks and feels natural. A dental implant replicates the entire structure of a tooth from the root up, allowing it to provide unmatched benefits not possible using any other prosthetic. To rebuild your smile, you will need dental implant surgery in Chesapeake to place a titanium post into your jawbone to serve as a root to support your custom-made restoration. While your body heals, there are a few foods you’ll need to avoid to promote a comfortable and complication-free recovery.

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Why You Need to Replace Your Old Metal Fillings

December 7, 2020

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smiling man holding magnifying glass in front of his teeth

For more than a century, dentists consistently filled cavities with a metal-based material called silver amalgam. While this substance was certainly durable, many patients were annoyed with its dark color that created a noticeable spot in their smiles. Additionally, silver amalgam can present numerous risks to your oral and even your general health. If you have old metal fillings, you could be putting your well-being at risk. Continue reading to learn why you should replace metal fillings in Chesapeake with a metal-free alternative.

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