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What are your office hours?

Our office is open Monday–Thursday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM and Friday: 7:30 AM–Noon.

Where is your office?

8050 South 84th Street (84th and Giles), Brentwood Square, La Vista, NE (View Map)

What is your fax number?

Our fax number is (402) 614-3954.

How long has the doctor been in practice?

Dr. Schilmoeller has been in practice since graduating from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 1983.

How much will treatment cost?

Costs vary depending the treatment needed. We will present you with all the available options to correct your dental problem and their associated costs so you can make an informed choice. We submit insurance claims for you and have payment options of cash, credit cards and interest-free payment plans. We also offer senior discounts and a 5% discount for payment on the day of service.

What insurance plans do you accept?

We accept all insurance plans and Nebraska Medicaid. We are a PPO with most insurance companies. Please ask us about your specific insurance plan.

Do you accept credit cards?

We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover and Care Credit for payment of services.

Do you accept new patients?

New patients are always welcome in our office. We consider it to be the greatest compliment when our current patients refer their family and friends to us.

How soon can I get an appointment?

When a patient has a dental emergency, we can usually see them the same day. For other appointments, we are usually able to schedule within a week.

Will I experience discomfort after my appointment?

The degree of discomfort varies with each person and the dental procedure involved. Typically, any irritation is minimal and does not interfere with a person’s regular routine. For extensive procedures, ibuprofen is generally adequate to alleviate any discomfort. Dr. Schilmoeller may also prescribe other medications if needed.

What are dental sealants?

Sealants are protective coatings applied in the grooves and pits on the chewing surface of the back teeth. They greatly reduce the amount of decay occurring in these cavity prone areas. Application is fast and easy and does not require anesthetic. Most insurance companies will cover these.

Why is it important to maintain baby teeth?

Primary teeth, also known as baby teeth, are needed for proper eating as well as speech and hold the space for the permanent teeth. When a primary tooth is lost prematurely, other teeth can drift into the space needed for a permanent tooth. This can lead to bite and orthodontic problems.

What effect does smoking have on oral health?

Smoking increases the chances of gum disease and oral cancer and stains the teeth and tongue. It also slows healing following extractions or other surgical procedures.

What are gingivitis and periodontal disease?

Gingivitis and periodontal disease are types of gum disease that result in inflammation in the tissues that support teeth. There is generally no pain in the early stages of gum disease so it is very important to have regular dental checkups to screen for and prevent them.

Gum disease is caused by bacteria in plaque, a sticky film that forms on teeth. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease and is reversible with treatment and proper homecare. If gingivitis remains untreated, it progresses into periodontal disease and can result in tooth loss. Periodontal disease is not reversible but can be stabilized.

Why are dental x-rays needed and are they safe?

An x-ray film is very important to thoroughly evaluate dental health. Many conditions, such as decay between the back teeth or other pathology, are not visible by just looking in the mouth. The only method for diagnosing those problems is by using x-rays.

While there is reason to exercise caution regarding radiation, studies have concluded that dental x-rays are safe when using proper precautions. Our equipment is in compliance with the State of Nebraska regulations and we use high-speed film to reduce exposure time and covers to shield the thyroid and body from radiation.

Why do my teeth get sensitive and how can I stop this?

Tooth sensitivity has a variety of causes. Some common causes are decay, grinding, bleaching, gum disease and worn or broken teeth or fillings. Once the cause of the sensitivity is determined, it can be treated. This may be as simple as changing types of toothpaste or applying a desensitizing material in the office. Other treatments may include fillings or other tooth restoration. Thorough daily home care is very important in preventing sensitivity.

Why does my mouth seem dry?

Xerostomia, or dry mouth, can result from medication side affects or other health issues. Without a regular flow of saliva, there is an increased possibility of tooth decay and other oral conditions. It is very important to maintain thorough, daily plaque control and to avoid sucking on candy or chewing gum containing sugar. Drinking water and using various saliva substitute products can help ease dryness.

Do I need to take an antibiotic prior to dental appointments?

Patients with certain heart conditions, artificial joints or other health issues may benefit from an antibiotic premedication to prevent infection. We follow guidelines adopted by the American Dental Association in conjunction with the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. We also consult with your personal physician if needed.

Have other questions?

We are happy to provide answers...just call us at (402) 331-1695 or contact us online.

I started seeing Dr. Mike when I was 57 years old. My teeth were not in very good condition and he sensed my terrible fear of going to the dentist. He treated me very special, with his very caring and comforting way. I soon was over my fear.

I am now over 80 years old, and I go to see Dr. Mike and his friendly staff every six months. I am so thankful I had the courage to walk into his office years ago.

I think that Dr. Mike still has that wonderful staff that he started out with speaks very highly of what a great person he is, as well as a great dentist.

Jeanie Trimbath, La Vista, NE
Patient since 1990

 


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