Frequently Asked Dental Questions

Oral health is a serious concern for all people no matter what age you are. It’s natural for you to have many questions about how to maintain and promote dental health in El Paso, TX. We have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions for new patients to consider. 

HOW MUCH WILL MY FIRST VISIT COST ME?

Valley Dental Care is concerned with our patients dental health, therefore we have affordable dental options available to all of our new patients. No insurance? No problem, we have a Dental Savings Plan that will help with costs. We also have CareCredit for patients that qualify.

Valley Dental Care also is currently offering Exams & X-rays for $50. Come in and take advantage of these and other promotions available for a limited time.

WHERE IS VALLEY DENTAL CARE LOCATED?

Valley Dental Care is located conveniently on North Loop next at Hunter Dr. at ​7505 N Loop Dr, El Paso, TX 79915. We are in the Lower Valley / East side area of El Paso, TX. Check out our Contact page to see a map and schedule an appointment today.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GO TO THE DENTIST?

​Some people need to visit the dentist twice a year; others may need more visits. There is no one-size-fits-all dental treatment schedule, and your dentist will often let you know if you should come in more than every 6 months. 

DO YOU ACCEPT MY INSURANCE OR DO I NEED INSURANCE?

Valley Dental Care accepts most insurances available. ​There are also other payment options available for those without insurance. The best way to know if we accept your insurance is to give us a call at (915) 598-7264. We are knowledgeable, friendly, and ready to answer any questions you might have.

DO WE TREAT CHILDREN?

Valley Dental Care is a fully functioning family, cosmetic & pediatric dentist. We welcome all young dental patients in El Paso! Patients under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for dental visits and treatment.

WHAT ARE EARLY SIGNS OF DENTAL DECAY OR DISEASE?

Periodontal disease and tooth decay often goes unnoticed and may not be recognized right away. ​However, warning signs of gum disease & tooth decay include the following:

  • Red, puffy or painful gums 
  • Bleeding while brushing, flossing, or eating hard food
  • Receding gums or pulling away from the teeth, exposing more tooth than before
  • Loose or separating teeth
  • Pus between your gums and teeth
  • Sores in your mouth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • A change in your bite or feeling of tightness
  • Discoloration or chipping of teeth

Regular dental visits are crucial to dental health. Brushing and flossing are a great way to preserve your teeth and gums, but are not always enough.

I’M PREGNENT, CAN I COME IN FOR A DENTAL EXAM & CLEANING?

Oral health is important to maintain especially during pregnancy.  You will need a release form from your doctor indicating that you are fit to visit a dental office. We will not be able to take X-rays during your visit.

DO WE ACCEPT SAME DAY EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE VISITS?

Yes. Valley Dental Care is available for Emergency Visits in El Paso, TX. If we are unable to schedule you for a same day emergency visit, we will refer you to an equally qualified dentist office that has availability for your specific dental emergency.Schedule an appointment today by calling us at (915) 598-7264 or visit our Contact page. Our great staff will answer these and more questions in greater detail.