EMERGENCY NEW PATIENT INFORMATION
About Dental emergencies
When dental emergencies happen, patients at
ZEN DENTAL CENTER knows they have someone to turn to for helping Dr. Richard Miyata and his knowledgeable dental team are always here when patients need us. In fact, we can typically provide treatment for patients on the same day that they call during dental emergencies. If for any reason we’re unable to see patients on the day they contact us, we’ll walk them through at-home care and pain management over the phone. If you’re not sure whether or not your situation requires urgent dental care, we encourage you to contact our team anyway. We’ll discuss the situation with you over the phone and help you determine what the best course of action may be.
Some of the oral health emergencies we see most often include:
In some cases, patients can avoid emergencies by changing habits. That includes discontinuing any habits like pencil, nail, or ice chewing that may lead to damage. We also recommend patients avoid using their teeth as a tool to open packages or crack nuts. Most importantly, maintaining a complete daily oral hygiene routine that includes thorough brushing and flossing will protect and strengthen your smile. If you’re ever concerned your emergency is life-threatening, don’t hesitate to contact us, but we encourage you to seek care at your local emergency clinic.
Knocked out teeth or dental restorations
Broken, chipped, cracked teeth or dental restorations
Broken or bent dentures
Toothache that may be indicative of more severe dental concerns
MAKING AN APPOINTMENT
It is easy to make an appointment for your initial examination and dental treatments with ZEN DENTAL CENTER. Simply call 206-324-1100 and one of our friendly team members will be happy to assist you. If you schedule an appointment and something comes up, please call and cancel 24 hours in advance so that we can accommodate other patient requests.
Your initial dental exam will take around one hour. The expert staff at ZEN DENTAL CENTER will ask you questions, get to know your oral hygiene routine, and listen to your health concerns. We believe in educating patients and empowering them to make good choices to improve their oral health. We will demonstrate how to properly care for your teeth and make additional suggestions as needed. Our dental hygienist will clean your teeth then The Team at ZEN DENTAL CENTER will complete your examination and make recommendations for proposed dental treatments.
We accept a variety of insurance providers and endeavor to accommodate our patients' requests. Please call our office at 206-324-1100 to see if we are currently working with your insurance provider.
Our pricing structure is designed to ensure that patients are able to receive the high-quality dental care they deserve. If your dental insurance will not cover all of your dental treatments, we will work with you to identify a payment solution. We are health care professionals first and will work with you to make sure you receive the treatment you need.
YOUR FIRST VISIT TO OUR CLINIC
Walk into our front desk where you will be greeted by our friendly staff. We will provide you with new patient paperwork that includes a health questionnaire, request for your insurance information, and contact information. We will also provide you with information to familiarize you with our office and how we handle things like patient privacy.
We work to ensure our patients feel comfortable, and that includes minimizing their pain as much as possible. If you are undergoing a dental procedure, The Team at ZEN DENTAL CENTER will meet with you to discuss your pain tolerance and create a plan for pain management. Working together, we will treat your dental health problems in a way that minimizes pain and enables you to get back to your life faster.
ZEN DENTAL CENTER provides high-quality dental care to families throughout CAPITOL HILL
SEATTLE area. We understand that every dental patient has different financial needs. We will work with you to find a solution that enables you to get the dental care you need, with or without insurance. Call our office to ask about our different payment options that may include cash, check, financing, and credit cards. We provide budget-friendly dental care so call today and learn how ZEN DENTAL CENTER is the solution to all of your oral health needs.
Our Services & Patient Education
Root Canal Treatment | Routine Dental Care | Smile Makeover | Dental Anxiety | Options for Replacing Missing Teeth | Oral Cancel Screening | Post-Op Care for Dental Implants | Preventive Dental Care | The Dental Implant Procedures