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Why Dentistry Isn’t Covered by Medical Insurance

November 6, 2017

Woman with toothbrush and dental insurance signIf you have cataracts, your cataract surgery is covered by medical insurance, not vision insurance. If you need oral surgery, your medical insurance provider will not likely provide any benefits. Instead, you’ll need to rely on your dental insurance coverage, which will not likely cover the cost of these more advanced treatments. Many patients don’t understand why dental care does not receive serious consideration by medical insurance providers. Keep reading to learn more about dental treatments and how you can do your part to make sure medical insurance providers take oral health seriously.

Transform Your Look With Veneers & More in Big Horn County

October 30, 2015

veneers big horn countyIf there’s one thing you shouldn’t have to worry about in the midst of weekday meetings, long front porch chats and weekend fun, it’s whether or not your smile looks its best. At Anderson Family Dental, we firmly believe everyone deserves a smile they feel great about flaunting, every single day. That’s why we’re proud to offer cosmetic makeovers to our neighbors who feel like their smile could use a little spruce-up. Learn more about what we can do with cosmetic dentistry services like teeth whitening, porcelain veneers and more in Big Horn county today!


24/7 Emergency Dentist in Lovell, WY

June 23, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-484815493Emergencies don’t happen at convenient times. When’s the last time you needed stitches while you were on your way to see your doctor for a regular visit? That’s why there are emergency rooms for round the clock medical treatment. Most dental practices don’t offer the same convenience, but Dr. Lance Anderson and the dedicated team at Lovell Dental are here to help when you need us. Any time you experience a dental emergency, call our emergency help line to get help day or night. We are committed to providing superior service for our patients, and that means we are available to help you when you need us. Call our conveniently located Lovell, WY office to find out more today.

When is it an Emergency?

At our office we consider any dental injury that is extremely painful, excessively bleeding, or requires tooth replacement an emergency. When you call our convenient emergency number at any time of day, Dr. Anderson will discuss the emergency situation with you, help you with any at home care that may be beneficial, and determine how quickly you need to get to the office. Even though many dental practices do not offer emergency services, dental emergencies can be extremely time sensitive. We strive to maintain and restore natural teeth whenever possible to achieve optimal oral health for our patients, but if your tooth is lost or extruded, it is essential that you receive treatment within an hour of injury.

How Can I Prepare?

We may not know when or where dental disaster will strike or what kind of injury we’ll sustain, but knowing some basic aid skills will make any emergency less stressful. In fact, you’ll only need to remember two things: clean and cold. Any abscessed, chipped, cracked, broken teeth, or soft tissue injuries can be easily treated by cleaning with warm water and a cool, damp compress to stop or slow bleeding. Warm water is sufficient to clean foreign matter from any open wounds. It’s not necessary to use mouthwash or toothpaste to clean the wound before coming to see us. To slow or stop bleeding, apply a cool, damp compress to the affected area to slow blood flow and reduce swelling. Ice can also be used if blood flow is very heavy.

In case of a lost or dislodged tooth it is essential that you see us immediately as there is a very short window for us to restore your natural tooth which is preferable to other restoration options. If you have lost your tooth, clean it with warm water and slow or stop blood flow in the socket as indicated above. Tooth loss does require a few extra care instructions: always handle the tooth by the top and avoid touching roots, if you can replace the tooth in the socket do so quickly, and if the tooth cannot be replaced hold it between your cheek and gums or store in a glass of whole milk until you reach our office.

Restoration and Cosmetic Dentistry Services

The bright side of dental emergencies is that innovation in oral care has made it possible for dentists to restore almost any damage. Dr. Anderson is a skilled in restoration and cosmetic dentistry, and can help you determine the best treatment plan following any emergency. When dental disaster strikes, remember we are here to help put a smile back on your face after any accident.

Find Out More

Next time dental disaster strikes, there’s no need to panic. Call the knowledgeable staff at Lovell Dental day or night. We are here to help restore your smile whenever a dental emergency occurs. If you would like to schedule a regular dental appointment, or find out more about any of our oral health care services, contact us today. Our convenient Big Horn County location is accessible to patients in Lovell, Byron, Cowley, Deaver, Garland and beyond.

Treat Yourself this Holiday Season with Zoom! Teeth Whitening from Lovell Dental

December 22, 2014

SAMSUNG CSCAre You Tired of Teeth Whitening Products That Don’t Work? Our teeth can stain and discolor naturally over time. Our highly acidic diets are usually the catalyst. Everyday beverages like coffee, tea, and soda can wreak havoc on your enamel. It can be difficult to remove this discoloration with store bought products. Many patients have expressed frustration with teeth whitening products that over claim and under deliver. But you don’t have to give up and hide your smile this holiday season. You can schedule a professional teeth whitening appointment with Dr. Anderson to get rid of the staining and discoloration before the New Year. Dr. Anderson can help you get the teeth whitening results you’ve always wanted. Lovell Dental proudly restores smiles daily throughout Lovell, WY, Sheridan, Powell, Worland, Cody, and the surrounding communities.

What are Your Teeth Whitening Options?

  • Teeth Whitening Toothpaste: Many patients are opting to use toothpastes which claim to have teeth whitening However, these claims are unfounded. Most whitening toothpastes don’t contain the bleaching agents necessary to actually change the color of the enamel. They can only polish away shallow surface staining.
  • Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening: There are many rinses, strips, gels, and other branded products on the market that claim to be able to whiten your teeth. However, many patients fail to realize that it can take several weeks of daily use before you are able to see any significant whitening results. Additionally, there’s a high risk for gum irritation with these kinds of products.
  • Professional Teeth Whitening: Your best choice is always to opt for a professional teeth whitening Dr. Anderson offers the Zoom! professional teeth whitening system. Zoom! can whiten your teeth by several shades in just one short office visit. Dr. Anderson will also ensure that your teeth and gums are fully protected from irritation.

Holiday Teeth Whitening Appointments in Lovell, WY

You can make this holiday, a season to remember, by upgrading your smile with professional teeth whitening from Lovell Dental. The holidays are fast approaching, so make your holiday teeth whitening appointment with Lovell Dental today. Dr. Anderson offers complete and reliable teeth whitening results. Lovell Dental proudly serves families throughout Lovell, WY, Sheridan, Powell, Worland, Cody, and nearby areas.