Level of Care Menu


We believe that it is your choice on the level of care that you want in our practice. We will help you thoroughly understand your dental choices so you can make the best decision possible. You first choice is how you would like us to work with you. Before arriving for your appointment, please consider the following guidelines for care so that we can best meet your goals.

LEVEL 1: Urgent Care
Patients at this level choose treatment only when they experience a crisis or major problem such as pain, swelling or bleeding that requires immediate treatment. Urgent care patients are generally not focused on taking steps to prevent future emergencies.

LEVEL 2: Remedial Care
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 not focused on taking steps to improve their health over time. They only want to deal with concerns that have already developed into conditions requiring treatment to remove disease or repair teeth back to the most basic level of health.

LEVEL 3: Proactive Care
Patients at this level seek treatment for existing concerns just like remedial care patients, but are also concerned about conditions that may create problems in the near future. These patients 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 that known concerns are less likely to develop into major problems.

LEVEL 4: Complete Dentistry
Complete dentistry patients are concerned about the current conditions in their mouth, causes of dental disease and long-term health. They want to know their full treatment options so they can become and remain as healthy as possible, thereby minimizing long-term dental costs. These patients often choose a step-by-step master plan focused on restoring their health combined prevention and regular care to achieve steady long-term dental health and improved appearance to their smile.

LEVEL 5: Ideal Dentistry
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 these patients, enhancing their appearance with a beautiful new smile is very important.

It is not uncommon for people to begin at one level and progress to higher levels when they are ready. We’re here to help you discover what is right for you so your smile and mouth remain as healthy as possible and promote overall health and well-being.