Many of our patients have questions about dentistry — we are here to help! Below, we have provided answers to
some of the questions that we commonly receive. If you do not see the information you were hoping for, feel
to get in touch with us. Our friendly team will be happy to personally assist you as you expand your dental
How Do I Get Emergency Dental Care?
First, give our practice a call and let us know what happened. We’ll provide tips on dental first-aid
make room in our schedule to see you as soon as possible, probably even on the same day that you call.
may even be able to book an appointment on the weekend for
However, keep in mind that if you are
bleeding excessively, have broken bones, or are experiencing other life-threatening symptoms, call 911.
can visit our office later for follow-up care.
Also, remember that dental emergencies are often an indication of an ongoing dental issue that could have
been caught earlier via preventive care. We may strongly recommend that you arrange your schedule to
twice-yearly cleanings and checkups.
How Many Dentists Are in Carrollton, TX?
As a general rule of thumb, we can estimate that there is about one general dentist for every 2,000
in Carrollton. That means there may be 65- 70 in our area. You have many dental practices to choose
Dr. Durga and our team hope that you will consider picking us as your oral healthcare home due to our
atmosphere, gentle care, and wide range of available services.
How Much Does a Dental Checkup & Cleaning Cost in Carrollton?
Costs for services can vary widely from practice to practice. In the U.S., the average price range for a
cleaning and checkup is $200 - $350. That price typically includes a thorough exam, a refreshing teeth
cleaning, necessary X-rays, an oral cancer screening, and a one-on-one discussion with a dentist about
oral health. For many patients with insurance, they can attend these appointments for little to nothing
What Do You Do if You Can’t Afford a Dentist?
Dentistry is more affordable than most people think. In the long run, attending regular preventive
appointments can save you a significant amount of money. Also, bear in mind that many dentists have
provisions in place to help patients afford care. Here at DD Family Dentistry of Carrollton, we are happy to work with
most types of PPO dental insurance, have an in-house savings plan, and accept financing through CareCredit.
If you do not have insurance and cannot afford a membership plan, get in touch with your healthcare
provider. You might qualify for Medicaid or Medicare dental benefits.
How Can I Find a Female Dentist?
Currently, about 1 out of 3 dentists in the U.S. is female, but female dentists are becoming more and
common. About half of all current dental students are female! On any practice’s website, you should be
to find out the gender of the dentists who work there. Dr. Durga is proud to be a female “dentist near
and enjoys working with patients of all genders, ages, and ethnicities.