How do I know if I have a routine dental problem or a dental emergency?

a. If you are experiencing any pain in the teeth or gums, you have a dental emergency. All dental problems causing pain should be treated as emergencies; anything out of the ordinary in your mouth could be hazardous to your oral and overall health. Whether you have a broken or cracked tooth, pain in the teeth or gums, or if you have lost a tooth, it is important to stay calm. Contact OC Dental Center in Santa Ana as soon as possible; in most cases, we can see you that day. We can also give you specific instructions on what to do in the meantime.

What does my insurance cover?

a. As your dental care provider, our highest goal at OC Dental Center in Santa Ana is to provide you with optimal oral health. Our treatment plans are based only on what we honestly believe to be the best solution for your oral and overall health. During your appointment, our office manager will work with your dental insurance provider to help you get the most out of your benefits. We will also estimate your co-payment and file your insurance claim as a courtesy to you. We ask that you remember that dental insurance is, in most cases, just a supplemental program that does not always include every procedure. Please visit our office soon to learn more about our insurance policies. Because each insurance company and policy is different, it is best to contact your insurance company prior to your appointment at our office to determine what your exact benefits are.

How can i make an appointment?

a. It’s easy! You can call OC Dental Center in Santa Ana at 949-461-0000, visit our office, or send in a request here [Developer’s note: add link to appointment request page]. We have convenient evening and weekend hours and will work with you to find the best time for your appointment.

How much will my dental care cost?

a. This will depend on many factors, such as the treatments needed, whether or not you have dental insurance, and more. At OC Dental Center in Santa Ana, we offer a variety of convenient and affordable payment options, including our in-house financing. Our front office team will work with you to create a financial plan that fits your needs and your budget during your appointment at our office. Feel free to call at any time to schedule your appointment and learn how affordable high-quality dental care can be!

I don't like visiting the dentist; why should I come in?

a. Even if you brush and floss every single day, visiting the dentist is an essential part of your oral health care routine. Only professional dentists and dental hygienists can effectively remove stubborn plaque and calculus using specialized dental tools. If plaque and calculus are allowed to remain and accumulate, they will cause periodontal (gum) disease. Periodontal disease, when left untreated, has been linked to such serious health problems as:

  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Heart disease

Visiting the dentist regularly can greatly reduce your risk for periodontal disease. If it has been a while since your last visit to the dentist, call OC Dental Center in Santa Ana today to schedule your appointment and discover how comfortable and pain-free dental care can be!