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Eagle Mountain Family Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

We provide personalized care for each patient here at Eagle Mountain Family Dental. Dr. Kyle Reeves doesn’t just treat your teeth; he takes you and all your unique needs into account when considering the right treatment for you. He provides personalized options that best fit your lifestyle and budget while also helping you maintain excellent oral health.

Our team expects and encourages your questions because they help us understand what your priorities are and how we can help. Whether you have a concern about your oral health, dental insurance coverage, or financing options, we have the answers you need.

Here are some of the questions we hear most from our patients. If you don’t see yours listed here, please don’t hesitate to call us at (817) 270-4746 or email us using our convenient online contact form.

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Yes! At Eagle Mountain Family Dental, we love welcoming new patients to our practice! We treat patients of all ages, from babies getting their first tooth to seniors who want to maintain a healthy smile through the years. We're pleased to say that many patients have been visiting our Azle, TX dental practice for decades, and we've treated generations of families.

Our website contains a lot of valuable information, so we hope you'll spend a few minutes learning more about who we are and the quality dentistry we offer. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (817) 270-4746, and a friendly member of our team will be happy to help you!

We are in-network with Cigna at our Azle, TX dental office, but we accept all indemnity (traditional) insurances and payments from non-participating PPOs.

Dental insurance is an excellent benefit, but it can be complicated to make sense of. Deductibles, co-pays, exclusions, and annual limits – what does it all mean? And how does it apply to your dental treatment?

Our team will be happy to check your insurance benefits and let you know how they apply to your treatment. We want you to have the answers to these questions and help you get the most out of your benefits. We submit all claims electronically, which speeds up the turnaround time. We also submit a predetermination of dental benefits to aid in the timing and budgeting of your treatment and help you avoid any unpleasant surprises.

Terri is our business assistant and has been with Eagle Mountain Family Dental for nearly 20 years. She loves helping our patients get the most out of their dental care and can assist you with all your insurance and financing questions. If you have questions or would like to arrange an appointment at our Azle, TX dental office, please call us at (817) 270-4746.

We look forward to meeting you!

We are pleased to accept CareCredit at our Azle, TX dental office. CareCredit works like a credit card for your dental care and many of your health and wellness needs.

You apply for CareCredit as you would for any other credit card, however, rates of acceptance are high, and approval usually takes only minutes. The benefit of using CareCredit is that you can get your treatment done today and pay the balance off over time.

Once you are approved, you select a length of time to pay off the balance. In most cases, this is 6, 12, or 18 months. You will have a small, manageable monthly payment, and if you pay as agreed, CareCredit won’t charge you any interest.

CareCredit has helped many of our patients get the essential care they need to maintain a healthy smile. Once you’re approved, you can also use CareCredit to pay for Lasik and other vision care, hearing care, cosmetic treatments, dermatology, and veterinary care for your pets.

If you would like more information about CareCredit, please call Eagle Mountain Family Dental or apply directly at CareCredit.com.

A lot happens during your first appointment at Eagle Mountain Family Dental! As a new patient, we need to gather information about your general and oral health as well as the medications you take. Many medical conditions complicate your oral health, so we need to see the “big picture.”

Once we have your comprehensive history, Dr. Reeves will talk with you to define your expectations and desires for treatment. He’ll discuss past dental experiences you’ve had to understand how we can give you the best experience possible.

  • Soft tissue evaluation – Dr. Reeves checks the tissues in the lips, tongue, mouth, throat, face, neck and salivary glands for signs of enlargement.
  • Oral cancer screening - performed on every patient at every exam
  • Periodontal evaluation – includes a screening and noting any areas of concern.
  • TMD screening – check for problems with the TMJ (temporomandibular joint)
  • Hard tissue exam – evaluate teeth for signs of decay, fracture, wear, or teeth grinding.
  • Occlusal (bite) evaluation – check to see your teeth come together when you bite down
  • Digital x-rays as needed for diagnosis

After your exam, Dr. Reeves will propose an initial treatment plan, and a member of our team will help you arrange future appointments as necessary. We will also discuss how your insurance benefits apply as well as financing with CareCredit.

If you are ready to schedule your first dental exam at our Azle, TX dental office, please call us at (817) 270-4746.

Emergency Dental Care

You can always turn to the team at Eagle Mountain Family Dental if you have an emergency. We know that when you’re hurting or you have a situation like a broken tooth, you want relief, and you don’t want to wait.

Our goal is to be here for you whenever you need us, so we always leave some extra time in our schedule for our emergency patients. In many cases, we can see you the same day, especially if you are in pain. Some of the dental emergencies we handle for our Azle, TX patients are:

  • Toothaches
  • Broken teeth
  • Lost crowns
  • Infected root canal
  • Severe tooth decay

We perform emergency root canals and extractions if needed. In some cases, however, we may not have time to complete treatment the same day. If we need to schedule you for the next day, Dr. Reeves will make sure you’re comfortable by prescribing an antibiotic or pain medication to provide relief.

If you’ve chipped a tooth, have a toothache, or have any questions about a particular concern, please don’t hesitate to call us. Our goal is to be available to you when you need us, and we are happy to help.

Preventive Dentistry

Occasionally, yes. We can’t treat what we can’t see, and we won’t guess about your oral health.

Digital dental x-rays (radiographs) are images of your teeth that Dr. Kyle Reeves uses to evaluate your oral health. Visual dental exams at our Azle, TX dental office are essential and help Dr. Reeves to detect many problems. But they only tell us what’s happening on the outside of your teeth. The problem is that most dental problems start to develop inside your teeth or under your gums, making dental x-rays invaluable for giving us the big picture.

How are Dental X-Rays Used?

Digital x-rays are used with low levels of radiation to capture images of the interior of your teeth and gums. This information helps Dr. Kyle Reeves identify problems like cavities, tooth decay, gum disease, and impacted teeth.

You are exposed to much less radiation with digital x-rays than you are with traditional film x-rays. Since the images they produce are digital, Dr. Reeves can share them with you on your chairside monitor. He can adjust the contrast and enlarge or rotate the image, so you have a clear picture of what is happening and why we recommend treatment. Keeping you informed about your oral health is one of our priorities because it allows you to make more confident decisions about your treatment.

Dental Appointments & X-Rays in Azle, TX

If you have questions about dental x-rays or would like to schedule an appointment, please call Eagle Mountain Family Dental at (817) 270-4746.

A lot happens during your first appointment at Eagle Mountain Family Dental! As a new patient, we need to gather information about your general and oral health as well as the medications you take. Many medical conditions complicate your oral health, so we need to see the “big picture.”

Once we have your comprehensive history, Dr. Reeves will talk with you to define your expectations and desires for treatment. He’ll discuss past dental experiences you’ve had to understand how we can give you the best experience possible.

  • Soft tissue evaluation – Dr. Reeves checks the tissues in the lips, tongue, mouth, throat, face, neck and salivary glands for signs of enlargement.
  • Oral cancer screening - performed on every patient at every exam
  • Periodontal evaluation – includes a screening and noting any areas of concern.
  • TMD screening – check for problems with the TMJ (temporomandibular joint)
  • Hard tissue exam – evaluate teeth for signs of decay, fracture, wear, or teeth grinding.
  • Occlusal (bite) evaluation – check to see your teeth come together when you bite down
  • Digital x-rays as needed for diagnosis

After your exam, Dr. Reeves will propose an initial treatment plan, and a member of our team will help you arrange future appointments as necessary. We will also discuss how your insurance benefits apply as well as financing with CareCredit.

If you are ready to schedule your first dental exam at our Azle, TX dental office, please call us at (817) 270-4746.

Root Canals

At Eagle Mountain Family Dental, we recognize that dental anxiety is a significant problem that many of our patients face. For your comfort, Dr. Reeves is trained and certified to provide safe sedation including nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.

Nitrous oxide is a time-tested solution for calming patients during their procedure. It’s been safely used for over 100 years and is even mild enough to use with children.

Also called inhalation sedation, nitrous oxide is a slightly sweet-smelling gas that you inhale through a small, comfortable nasal mask. In just a few moments, you will start to feel very calm and relaxed. You may feel euphoric, and the sights and sounds around you will seem far away. The goal of nitrous oxide is not to put you to sleep, although you may feel drowsy. The effects of nitrous leave your body quickly so that you can drive yourself home from your appointment.

With oral conscious sedation, Dr. Reeves prescribes a calming medication that you should take about an hour before your appointment. Oral sedation is heavier than nitrous oxide, and Dr. Reeves recommends it for patients with more intense anxiety. The medication will make you feel very calm and relaxed, and some patients do fall asleep during treatment. This medication stays in your body for several hours, so you will need someone to drive you safely to and from your appointment.

We want to help you get the comfortable dental care you need and deserve. If you would like to learn more about sedation dentistry at our Azle, TX dental office, please call us at (817) 270-4746.

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