Level Of Care

Our goal is to help you take care of your oral health in a way that is right for you.

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We welcome all patients!

Silva Family Dentistry is a full-service dental practice that prides itself on providing our patients excellent care and education. Our clinical staff would like to know the type of relationship you are looking for with your dental provider. We will always help you thoroughly understand your dental choices so you can make the best decision possible.

Please select the following care level that best describes your dental needs so that we can best meet your goals.

Patients at this level choose treatment only when they experience a crisis such as pain, swelling or bleeding that requires immediate treatment. Urgent care patients are generally not focused on taking steps to ensure future urgencies do not occur. They come in when they know they have a major problem to deal with and the condition has developed to a point of urgency in order to control pain or save the tooth.

Patients at this level choose treatment for obvious problems such as broken or cracked teeth, cavities, sensitivity, discomfort or concerns that are creating issues in the mouth right now. Remedial care patients are usually not focused on taking steps to prevent new concerns or improve their health over time. They only want to deal with concerns that have already developed into conditions that require treatment to remove existing disease or repair the teeth back to the most basic level of health.

Patients at this level seek treatment for existing concerns just like remedial care patients, but they are also concerned about conditions that may create problems in the near future. These patients generally want to maintain the health of each tooth at a basic level so they also do what they can to prevent new concerns from developing. When treatment is recommended, proactive care patients usually prioritize their treatment to manage their costs but still take care of things soon enough so that known concerns are less likely to develop into major problems.

Complete dentistry patients are concerned about the current conditions in their mouth, the causes of dental disease and their long-term health. They want to know their full treatment options so they can become and remain as healthy as they can be, thereby minimizing their long-term dental costs. These patients often choose a step-by-step master plan focused on restoring their health combined with prevention and regular care to achieve steady long-term dental health and an improved appearance to their smile over time.

Just like complete dentistry patients, patients at this level are focused on long-term dental health and disease prevention, but they also want their teeth and smile to look great. Patients at this level are interested in treatment options to correct all dental concerns for lifelong optimal function and appearance. For some of these patients, enhancing their appearance with a beautiful new smile is very important.

It is not uncommon for people to alter their level of care or begin at one level and progress to a higher level when they are ready. We’re here to help you discover what is right for you so your teeth, smile, and mouth remain as healthy as they can be for a lifetime.

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