Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

At Agave Dental, we always welcome questions from our patients. Education is a key component of the services we provide, and we will always take the time to explain your options and give you the facts you need to make an informed decision.

To better serve our patients, we’ve put together a collection of several common questions. Take a look and see if your question is answered here. If it isn’t or you’d like more information, you are always welcome to give us a call at 602-957-2411 or email us using our convenient online form.

  • How come my first visit takes so long?
  • How do I pay for my visit/co-pay?
  • What are Agave Dental’s hours?
  • How often do I need dental x-rays?
  • I haven’t been to the dentist in many years. What should I do first?
  • How old does my child need to be in order to have a dental appointment?
  • Do you take my insurance?
  • What if I don’t have insurance?
  • Why did I receive a bill when I missed my appointment?
  • My insurance paid for my white filling as though it were a silver filling. Why?
  • My medical insurance pays for everything I need. Why doesn’t my dental insurance?
  • Can I drink hot/cold beverages following a dental appointment?
  • How long will I be numb?
  • Can you fix my chipped tooth?
  • What are the benefits of white fillings?
  • I am terrified of the dentist. Can you help?
  • What is oral sedation?
  • Is nitrous oxide safe?
  • When is it appropriate to use sedation for dental procedures?
  • Why do kids get so many cavities?
  • Are your dentists gentle with children?
  • Does my child need sealants?
  • Why does my child need a dental exam at such a young age?
  • Are dentures the right choice for me?
  • How do I care for my dentures?
  • What is the advantage of Invisalign?
  • Will Invisalign work for me?
  • Do you see children?
  • My child lost a baby tooth early! Is this a big deal?
  • Does sedation dentistry have any side effects?
  • Why have my teeth turned yellow?
  • Will over-the-counter teeth whitening products save me money?
  • Will I need to see a specialist for dental implants?
  • Are dental implants worth the cost?
  • Does Invisalign replace traditional orthodontics?
  • How can Invisalign improve my appearance?