Best 30 Emergency Dental Care in Des Moines, IA with Reviews - YP.com

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10/12/2012
By: tracycanada
Young General Dental
This place is professional, quick, and thorough! They definitely know their stuff! I signed up as a new patient, got into my appointment, had a root canal done, and got back outta there in a little over an hour! And the doctor was so excellent at what he does that I fell asleep TWICE while he was working on my teeth!
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10/24/2015
By: Diane H.
Iowa Dental Clinic PC
She filled my cavities quickly and there was no pain after the numbness wore off. Her manner is efficient and kind, she is clear about what will be done and takes the time to explain what the procedures will be for everyone in our little family. We found our new dentist!!
08/14/2016
By: roadgecko352
Young General Dental
This was one of my best experiences going to the dentist. They were welcoming, friendly and very gentle on my mouth. Too bad they can't figure out how to bill my insurance. They would get 5 stars if they had correctly made a claim instead of billing me.
01/21/2015
By: Chuck W.
Baker Family Dentistry
How blessed we were when someone told us about Dr. Baker and his family dentist practice. Dr. Baker is a great dentist, and his staff is exceptional. We love this great dental practice!
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11/22/2016
By: Kylie S.
Young General Dental
As part of the staff at Young General Dental/Grimes Family Dentistry, I feel like Dr. Trung and Dr. Orhan are great! Give us a try and you'll see what I'm talking about! :-)
01/27/2015
By: Jennifer O.
Baker Family Dentistry
Dr. Baker and his staff are do an exceptional job for our family of 6! Highly recommend to those looking for excellent dental care in Des Moines!
Tips & Advices
  • Pick Your Plan: Most people purchase three main varieties, usually through their employers.
    • An indemnity or fee-for-service plan means you'll have to pay for annual deductibles and co-insurance payments out of pocket.
    • A preferred provider organization is less costly, and you choose from a network of dentists. However, PPOs have some limitations and accompanying deductibles.
    • A dental health maintenance organization plan limits you to just a few choices of dentists, and one doctor handles all of your oral care needs. However, these HMO are usually much less costly.
  • PPO plans and dental HMOs work with only a select number of doctors. While that usually means fewer costs, it also means you have less choice in the dentist who can treat you Before purchasing the plan, you'll receive a list of dentists in each network. From there, you can then pick a plan with doctors who meet your standards and requirements.
  • When picking a plan, you need to look at just how much you'll pay for each and every service. For instance, some plans won't cover your fillings or X-rays, while others may charge more or less for a crown or tooth extraction. You don't want to be caught off-guard by unforeseen charges.
  • If you're truly comfortable with a dentist and you feel he or she can be an ally in your ongoing oral care regimen, then consider signing a plan to just keep that dentist available. That means potentially deal with costs and other insurance-related factors that you might have wanted to. If need be, you might be able to work with the dentist's office to address some of the plan-specific concerns.
  • Ask family, friends or colleagues for recommendations. They will be able to provide details about a dentist's demeanor, operating style and approach to patient care
  • Meet with any prospective dentists to ask about what treatments they perform most often, procedures they're not as familiar with, what accreditation they have or any organizations they belong to and how their offices handles insurance and payments.
  • Consider driving distance, location and office hours.
  • Check With Your State Board: The state board can outline what requirements your dentist must meet and offer information about any discrepancies in the their background and if he or she has faced any disciplinary actions.
  • Remember Your Angles - When brushing your teeth, always place the brush at a 45-degree angle..
  • Don't Forget the Tongue – Your tongue is the largest source of bacteria. Brush it front to back and don't forget the sides.
  • Floss Everyday - Each time you floss, have at least 18 inches of floss available. For optimal control, hold the floss between your thumbs and forefingers.
  • Watch What You Eat - Sugar, alcohol and coffee contain phosphorus. While some can prove beneficial, too much of this chemical can eat away at your teeth and gums.
  • Keep in Mind the Mouthwash - Mouthwash can be helpful if used to supplement proper brushing and flossing. Most mouthwash brands contain chlorine dioxide, a chemical that targets the majority of oral bacterial strains.
Yellow teeth are the result of a number of bad habits, mainly smoking, drinking too much coffee and improper nutrition. Many dentists will treat with a whitening procedure.
These painful bumps are the result of irritation to the soft tissue of your mouth. These sores can make brushing almost impossible. There are a number of different causes for sores, including anemia or a vitamin B-12 deficiency. Your doctor will have to examine the bump, find its cause and then develop a specific treatment plan, including the use of corticosteroids to reduce inflammation or antimicrobial mouthwash.

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