Central Kentucky Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

If you are searching for a new dental home, you probably have a lot of questions. Your oral health is an essential part of your overall health, and your Winchester dentists are committed to clinical excellence and patient education.

Please read below to see what some of our most frequently asked questions are. If you don’t see your question here, please reach out to our friendly dental team for specific answers. 

Helping you feel confident and comfortable with the dental care we provide is important to us.

We look forward to welcoming you to Central Kentucky Dental!

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We warmly welcome new patients at Central Kentucky Dental. And we proudly serve patients from Winchester and our neighbors in Clay City, Mt. Sterling, Stanton, and Jackson with high-quality dental care delivered by a skilled and friendly team.

Whether you are new to the area and need a new dentist, or it’s been a while since you last had your teeth cleaned, we welcome you to reach out to book a dental appointment with Walter Peavler, DMD, Tena Powe, DMD, or Joshua Hall, DMD to get started.

Sometimes, dental anxiety can keep people from having their regular dental appointments, but did you know that routine dental checkups and cleanings are your best insurance against complex dentistry in the future?

Your Winchester dentist can often catch minor issues before they become big, costly problems or even a painful dental emergency.

Speaking of dental emergencies, if you are having one, we strive to provide prompt treatment, especially in cases where you have a toothache or swelling, which can indicate an infection.

If you’re ready for a comfortable, healthy smile, we offer payment options to help you fit your dentistry into your budget.

Welcome to Our Winchester Dental Practice

If you are looking for a dental home where you will be treated honestly and with respect, please contact Central Kentucky Dental. We look forward to welcoming you.

At Central Kentucky Dental, helping patients fit dentistry into their family budgets is important to us. We never want money and finances to stand between you and the dentistry you need to stay healthy. This is why we work with a wide variety of dental insurances and also work with a healthcare financing company called CareCredit to help you have your dental work now and pay it off over time.

CareCredit offers both interest-free short-term dental financing and longer-term financing. Your interest rate will be determined from a credit check at the time of application.

You can apply for CareCredit quickly online and receive an answer in just a few minutes.

If you are not interested in financing your dental treatments, our compassionate dentists can help you prioritize your care. This way, you can address the most pressing oral health issues first, phasing out treatment over time.

At Central Kentucky Dental, we are not here to sell you dentistry you don’t need. Instead, our dentists see themselves as your partners in oral health and will help you understand your dental care, presenting every option available so that you can make informed choices for the future of your smile.

Contact Your Winchester Dentist

If you would like to book a dental appointment, contact our Winchester dental office today!

At Central Kentucky Dental, we strive to provide high-quality, affordable dentistry to our patients in Winchester, KY and the surrounding communities of Clay City, Mt. Sterling, Stanton and Jackson. While rarely a catch-all for family dental needs, dental insurance can help defray some of the costs. We work with a wide variety of insurance companies, including:

  • Delta Dental Premier
  • Delta Dental PPO Plus Premier
  • Cigna PPO
  • Guardian
  • Anthem 300
  • Anthem Complete
  • Anthem Grid Plus
  • DentalSelect Plus
  • Superior Dental
  • Humana PPO
  • Aetna DGP

We also work with any PPO where you can choose your own dentist. If you have questions about whether we are in- or out-of-network for your dental insurance, please contact our helpful dental team.

In addition to insurance, we also work with third-party financing through CareCredit, for low- and no-interest options.

We offer online bill pay and accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards.

If you ever have questions about the necessity of the treatment we recommend, please let us know. Our priority is to help you achieve your goals for your smile. We are always happy to help you prioritize your treatment in a way that works best for you.

Looking for a Top Winchester Dentist?

We look forward to welcoming you to our Winchester dental office.

Fear of dental pain can keep patients just like you from getting the dental care they need to stay healthy. At Central Kentucky Dental, we are dedicated to providing comfortable, gentle dentistry to help alleviate dental conditions and ease your mind. We want you to feel relaxed when under our care. 

Some dental treatments have a false reputation for being painful. However, that perception is outdated. Over the decades, dental techniques and advanced anesthetics have made pain-free dentistry a reality!

We never proceed with any dental treatment until you feel completely numb. Since that happens at a different rate for everyone, we will check in with you before getting started. If you ever feel anything beyond small vibrations and slight pressure, simply raise your hand and we will apply more anesthetic until you feel comfortable.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry

Sometimes, patients experience emotional stress at the dentist. If this sounds like you, contact our Winchester dental office to learn more about mild sedation with nitrous oxide.

Nitrous oxide is gentle and safe for most patients. And since it enters and leaves the system quickly, you will not have lasting effects and can drive home from your dental appointment.

Looking for Pain-Free Dentistry in Winchester? 

Give us a call today to get started. 

Root Canals

Dental emergencies seem to pop up at the most inopportune times and can disrupt your schedule and your sleep! If you wonder if your dental condition requires an emergency dental visit, contact our Winchester dental office, and our helpful team will guide you through the process.

If you have a toothache and swelling, you likely have an infection in your tooth or bone. In most cases, the pain will not resolve independently and requires an emergency trip to the dentist.

Often, root canal treatment can save your natural tooth, which is the most conservative approach. Otherwise, tooth extraction may be required, and we can talk to you about tooth replacement. 

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

The best insurance against a dental emergency is your routine visits to Central Kentucky Dental. Regular checkups and cleanings give your dentist an opportunity to identify minor problems with your dental health before they become big ones!

Of course, not every dental emergency can be avoided, and we are here when you need us most.

Other common dental emergencies include:

  • Broken teeth, fillings, or crowns
  • Damaged restorations or prosthetics
  • Trauma or sporting accidents
  • Lacerations inside the mouth or on the gums
  • Toothache, pressure, or sensitivity

Have a Dental Emergency in Winchester? 

If you have a dental emergency, contact your Winchester emergency dentist today!

Tooth Extractions

Dental emergencies seem to pop up at the most inopportune times and can disrupt your schedule and your sleep! If you wonder if your dental condition requires an emergency dental visit, contact our Winchester dental office, and our helpful team will guide you through the process.

If you have a toothache and swelling, you likely have an infection in your tooth or bone. In most cases, the pain will not resolve independently and requires an emergency trip to the dentist.

Often, root canal treatment can save your natural tooth, which is the most conservative approach. Otherwise, tooth extraction may be required, and we can talk to you about tooth replacement. 

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

The best insurance against a dental emergency is your routine visits to Central Kentucky Dental. Regular checkups and cleanings give your dentist an opportunity to identify minor problems with your dental health before they become big ones!

Of course, not every dental emergency can be avoided, and we are here when you need us most.

Other common dental emergencies include:

  • Broken teeth, fillings, or crowns
  • Damaged restorations or prosthetics
  • Trauma or sporting accidents
  • Lacerations inside the mouth or on the gums
  • Toothache, pressure, or sensitivity

Have a Dental Emergency in Winchester? 

If you have a dental emergency, contact your Winchester emergency dentist today!

Tooth-Colored Fillings

In most cases, we recommend modern, tooth-colored composite fillings, especially for teeth visible when you smile.

Over the years, silver amalgam fillings have gained a poor reputation because of their appearance and the components that make them up – primarily mercury. It is important to remember, however, that the American Dental Association states that silver amalgam fillings are safe for use in dental restorations.

While white fillings are often preferred by patients, in some cases, silver amalgam may be a better bet, especially when restoring posterior (back) teeth that need to withstand the majority of chewing. Additionally, if you have bruxism (teeth grinding), it is possible to damage white fillings, even with a nightguard.

Silver amalgam fillings are also beneficial for larger restorations on posterior teeth. They are known for their stability and longevity. However, white fillings may do the job as well. 

At Central Kentucky Dental, our dentists will discuss all of your options with you and recommend dental restorations based on your needs and the goals you've set for your smile.

Contact Our Winchester, KY Dental Office Today

Do you have questions for your Winchester, KY dentist? Contact our friendly dental office to learn more or to arrange an appointment with one of our top dentists.

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