General Dentistry Questions

Why must I have dental work redone?

Experience tells us that there are many reasons previous dental work fails. Corrections like fillings or crowns are sometimes offered with little attention to the reason why they failed in the first place or how the correction might impact the rest of the mouth. We know how to break this cycle by evaluating your mouth very closely so you can experience long-term, predictable dentistry.

Can you help me with a tooth that broke or chipped?

Absolutely! After Dr. Raymond gets your tooth comfortable for you, he will investigate how it happened and if you have any other teeth vulnerable to similar damage. We want to help you maintain your teeth for your lifetime, and early detection of potential problems can be key.

How do you work with people who are afraid?

We have found the biggest key in helping people who are afraid is allowing them to maintain a strong sense of control. We work very closely with our patients to make sure they experience the level of individualized attention they need. We also do our very best to get your mouth 100% totally numb, if necessary, before starting any work.

How much does it cost for a second opinion?

It's free. Who doesn't like to share their opinion? If you have a particular issue that you are unsure about, Dr. Raymond would be happy to help you sort through the options that he thinks are available for you.

What can I expect when I first meet you?

You can expect that we will greet you and be ready for you at your scheduled appointment time. We will take the time to listen to you. We want to hear from you about your dental past, your current concerns, and your future dental goals.

Do you take my insurance?

Yes. We can process claims on your behalf for all types of insurance, except the plans that restrict your choice of doctor or location. We are committed to helping you get the most from your dental insurance. We work 100% for you, because we are not contracted with any insurance companies. We also have financing options so that the finest dentistry is available to you.

Does the health of my mouth really affect the health of my body?

Yes. More and more clinical research confirms the connection between dental health and general health. You can see the connection if you think for a moment about gum disease. The gums begin to bleed as infection progresses, making it possible for the mouth bacteria to enter the bloodstream. The bacteria can then travel anywhere in your body and cause other problems.

We are passionate about helping people become healthier. We consistently see the improvement that a healthy mouth has for a person's appearance and well-being.

My past dental experiences were painful. Does it have to be this way?

No. Unfortunately there are too many people who have had painful previous experiences...some of them very painful. Before Dr. Raymond performs any procedure, he asks this question of himself: "How can we do this so that this person doesn't feel pain or discomfort?"

Can you help me look as young as I feel?

Many of our patients comment that by renewing their smile they have reversed the natural aging process. They look younger because they feel younger – how can you beat that?

Is it hard to get an appointment with you?

No. We will find an appointment time that fits into your busy schedule. Unlike most other offices, our small practice is designed to serve the needs of one person at a time. You will find that we are on time and not rushed. You will have our undivided attention at each and every visit.

Is your office technologically advanced?

We think so. Dr. Raymond offers the best of technology, combined with the artistry and skill of over 30 years experience as a dentist. We hope you notice how progressive our website is. When you come in for your free consultation, you will feel relaxed and reassured, knowing you are in capable and skilled hands.

We serve patients all throughout the twin cities.  Our office is located in Golden Valley, outside of Minneapolis. Call us at 763-525-0306.  We look forward to learning how we can help you.

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Valley Square Office Center
7575 Golden Valley Rd – STE 240
Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427


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7575 Golden Valley Rd – STE 240
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