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The list below is a recent look at the insurance plans we accept. Our accepted plans can change, however, so please call us before your appointment to confirm your insurance plan with us.
- Aetna DMO and Aetna PPO
- Assurant PPO and HMP
- APIPA (AHCCCS)
- Assurant PPO and HMO
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
- Care First (AHCCCS)
- Cigna PPO & DMO
- CMDP (AHCCCS)
- Connection Dental
- Delta PPO and Premier
- Dental Health Alliance (DHA)
- HealthNet (ACCESS)
- Maricopa (AHCCCS)
- Mercy Care (AHCCCS)
- Phoenix Health Plan (AHCCCS)
- SecureCare Dental
- United Concordia
- United Healthcare
Post-Op Care Instructions
Read below for what to do after some common procedures
After a routine teeth cleaning, your child may complain of a little pain or tenderness, and may experience minor gum bleeding, all of which may last a day or two. Your child may take an oral children’s pain reliever; make sure to follow the directions on the package. Pain that lasts for seven or more days, however, is unusual, and at that point, please call Dr. Patel’s office.
At Jet Set Smiles, Dr. Patel offers a treatment for your child called “sealants,” which provide a thin, protective layer over the chewing surface of your child’s teeth. These cover the small pits in the teeth, which can minimize the risk for cavities. Sealants are not a complete cavity-prevention solution, since they only cover the top area of the teeth, leaving the sides and between the teeth still at risk for cavities. Eating ice or hard candy can break the sealant, and proper dental hygiene guidelines should still be followed with regular visits to Jet Set Smiles, daily teeth brushing, daily flossing, and a good diet.
Your child will be experiencing numb areas of their mouth, and may want to chew or touch these areas, but it is important that they leave the area alone to avoid bacteria or damaging the area.
For the remainder of the day, do not allow:
- Excessive spitting
- Carbonated drinks like soda
- Drinking through a straw
- Excessive physical activity
Be sure that your child also does not poke their tongue into the area of the removed tooth. If your child is experiencing pain, children’s pain relievers may be used and directions on the package should be followed. If you notice a lot of bleeding, place gauze over the area of bleeding and instruct your child to bite down gently on it for about fifteen minutes. Your child should eat soft foods for the first few days following the tooth removal.
If your child has experienced a trauma or injury to the mouth, it will be important to keep the area of the injury as clean as possible. Gentle rinsing with water, or a clean, damp washcloth can be used. Do not let your child eat sugar or foods that are hot or cold. Make sure to examine the area regularly in the few days after the trauma or injury, looking for any differences in the area of trauma or injury, such as swelling or teeth that are darkening, which could mean an infection or damaged nerve of the tooth. Be sure to contact Dr. Patel at Jet Set Smiles immediately if any of these signs appear.
After a local anesthetic is used, your child will feel “funny” or strange, and may want to chew or touch the numb areas of the mouth. Make sure they leave the area alone, as they could bite the inside of the mouth and cause swelling or abrasions. Local anesthetic will generally wear off about two hours after the appointment, and it’s important to watch your child during this time.