How can I make an appointment?
The easiest way to make an appointment is to Book Onlineor call our office at 512-454-2744 to schedule your appointment.
Prices for Consultation Services
Complete New Patient Exam
Digital Bitewing X-rays
X-rays Assess for Cavities and Gum Disease
Cleaning Teeth & Gums Promotes Oral Health
Digital Panoramic X-ray
X-ray Assess Wisdom Teeth & Check Cancer
Focused Exam to Assess a Specific Area
Single X-ray of One Specific Tooth
How much does a consultation cost?
These are the procedures that are most common during an initial consultation depending on what is being assessed and what is recommended. Additional costs at an initial consultation would be discussed with the patient up front, and sometimes we are able to deliver care for teeth the same day as the consultation. Examples of care that is often delivered the same day as consultation would include: fillings, same day crowns, extractions, and several other possible procedures.
Where is the clinic located?
Do you offer Insurance?
Insurance is not required to be a patient of McFarlane Dental. We are in-network with several insurance providers. There are 2 ways to check and see if we are participating providers with a network you are already participating with:
- You may go onto your insurance website portal where they list participating providers, we may be listed as: John Russell McFarlane, Russell McFarlane, or McFarlane Dental
- You may call our office and ask if we can help you identify if we are currently a participating provider with the network that you are interested in knowing about, by calling 512-454-2744.
Do I need to be referred by a doctor?
You do not need a referral to come and see us. Since we are a general dental practice, we can see any patients and care for patients of all ages.
What payment options do you offer?
We offer payment plans through Care Credit and other third-party financiers.
Once a dental implant has integrated into the bone it can last a lifetime. After 1 year, it is likely to last just as long as any other tooth in your mouth. It integrates and becomes a part of your dentition.
Dental Implants – (the 5 Ws of Critical Information)This article that I penned a few years ago goes into great detail about how dental implants work and who they are for. Sometimes an accident will leave you with broken front teeth and dental implants are the best solution.
- I recommend fluoridated toothpaste. Examples of this are: Crest, Aquafresh, Sensodyne, and many others.
- If a person has an SLS sensitivity, Sensodyne Pronamel is a good option for those patients.
- If a person has a very high number of new cavities, a high fluoride prescription toothpaste, Prescription - RX: Prevident 5000 is a good option.
PreventionTo learn more about preventing cavities, check out this article outlining the Top 10 Ways to Prevent Cavities.
Laser Teeth Whitening can be one of the most uncomfortable procedures in dentistry, since we typically don't use anesthesia for this procedure. So, you might be thinking, "Why do people do it?" and "How can I make it less sensitive?"
People love having whiter teeth, so they are willing to pursue In-Office 1-hour Whitening, even if it causes some discomfort for 24-48 hours after the appointment.
The 2 best ways to make the visit painless: 1. Start using a desensitizing toothpaste 2 weeks before the day of the whitening. (and) 2. Take ibuprofen before the whitening and immediately afterwards.
Dental Anxiety, sometimes also called dental phobia, is a common and serious issue that can prevent some patients from getting the care they need. We offer Sedation Dentistry. Sedation Dentistry is sometimes called Twilight Dentistry as the patient is put into a state of relaxation half-way between awake and asleep. Sedation Dentistry is a great way to manage dental fears, and allow patients to get necessary care that they might otherwise miss out on entirely.
Sedation DentistryThe sedation dentistry page offers more information about the details and options, and requirements for sedation dentistry.
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We are happy to answer any oral health related questions.