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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Emergency Dentistry

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At JP Dental, we pride ourselves on educating our patients about dental care so they can be an active participant in their own oral health care. As a patient, you have a right to be informed about your treatment. We make every effort to explain a procedure in enough detail for you to understand why it's important and how it can benefit your oral health.

But you may still have questions, and we've shared a few of those we hear most frequently. We're always here for you, so if you still need more information, please don't hesitate to contact our office.

Do you accept my insurance?

We accept many insurances and are happy to file your claims for your convenience. Please feel free to contact our office with your insurance questions and our knowledgeable Insurance Coordinator will be happy to assist you.

Currently, we work with the following:

Aetna PPO
Americas
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Assuring Dental Employee Benefits
Careington
Cigna PPO
Delta Dental
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Guardian
Health Net
Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey
Humana Dental
Lincoln Financial Group
Meridian Health
MetLife
Mutual of Omaha
Oxford Health Plans
Principal Financial Group
Reliance Standard
Sun Life Financial 
United Concordia
United HealthCare

If you have questions about any of our services, please don't hesitate to contact our Hartford, CT dental office today at JP Dental! Our dedicated team is looking forward to helping you achieve your dental goals. 

Emergency Dentistry

Night guard is an appliance you wear at night times to protect your teeth against force that is applied from the teeth on the other arch. Grinding or clenching habit is also called "bruxism" in a dental professional term.  Night guard is recommended for someone who clenches or grind their teeth. There is also a day guard that is available for people who grinds their teeth during the day. 

It is very important to wear a night guard if you have bruxism, because it can have various disastrous effects on your teeth. Teeth can crack under heavy pressure. Fillings can break causing leakage in the restorations causing more drilling for the dentist to restore the tooth. Bones can shrink or melt due to the pressure, thereby causing gums to recede showing ugly colors of the root when smiling. 

You can find out if you are grinding your teeth by looking at your teeth in the mirror. If you can draw a straight line across your upper teeth from left to right, you are definitely a heavy grinder which needs immediate attention. A mild grinder will see some wear or flat surfaces of the teeth in different areas. Finally, if you experience frequent migraine or headache and soreness to the chewing muscles, you are more than likely suffering from bruxism. 

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