Carpenter Dental Group

Dental FAQs

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We offer appointments as early as 7 a.m. and keep evening hours until 7 p.m

We accept cash, checks, and credit cards.

If you have dental insurance we will submit your claim and ask you to pay the part of your bill insurance is not expected to cover.

If the total bill is more than $400 you may pay by cash or check and receive a 5% discount.

For larger treatment plans, it is possible to make arrangements in advance to spread out payments. It is also possible to make monthly pre-arranged charges to a credit card.


We have offered orthodontic treatment for the past 18 years. In addition to braces, we offer the Invisalign system. This treatment uses a series of invisible aligners to move teeth into desired positions. We also treat children with the goal of limiting necessary orthodontic treatment when all of the permanent teeth have erupted.

We accept most forms of insurance. If you have any questions just call us. Our staff will know the answer or find out for you.

We will file your insurance claim electronically for you.

There are many different ways to improve how your mouth looks. These include crowns, porcelain veneers, bleaching, tooth-shaded fillings, and orthodontics. Sometimes it may be a combination of these procedures. This can be addressed at your initial appointment and discussed to find a solution to your concerns.

By phone – Our office phone number is 740-397-4097. During working hours we will always answer the phone. You may leave a message when we are not in the office.

By e-mail – Our address is We check this several times each day and can respond to you by e-mail or call you.

We will always do all we can to make your appointment as easy for you as possible. We will give you information about each step in the appointment if this will help, or tell you as little as possible if you prefer. It is possible to prescribe medication to ease your anxiety. This can be discussed at your initial examination. Please tell us if this will be helpful for you and something in which you may be interested. Please tell us what we can do to help make appointments successful.

Yes. Prior dental records can often be helpful during an initial dental examination. Sometimes the information contained in past records may be helpful in diagnosing some future problem. Because of this, it is helpful to have all past records in one location. We can help you get your previous records, if you would like.

There are many possible reasons for a tooth to be sensitive. These include decay, clenching or grinding of teeth, receding gums, a dental restoration that does not bite correctly, or a tooth that is dying. Many of these can be easily addressed.

Most tooth pain will not go away without treatment. Over-the-counter remedies have little if any effect. Pain in the mouth can have many different causes. These include decay, trauma, gum problems, receding gums and clenching or grinding teeth. Only a thorough dental exam can diagnose the problem.

During normal office hours you should call our office immediately. “At other times, both doctors may be reached via email at”

If a tooth has been knocked out of the mouth, immediately place it in milk (if available) or water. Do not attempt to clean it off. Call us immediately.

Children should visit the dentist by their third birthday. It is important to evaluate your child for signs of any early developmental problems. These include the proper formation of all primary teeth, signs of early decay, evaluation of the relationship between upper and lower teeth, and determination of available space for eruption of the permanent teeth. Additionally, suggestions regarding oral hygiene can be addressed.

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