Frequently Asked Questions
Dr. Mueller has answered a few of his frequently asked questions for your benefit:
If I choose to have an anesthesiologist at chair-side, how long will I be ‘asleep’?
Generally, my appointments run about three to four hours on average. I estimate that as much as three years of conventionally-scheduled dental treatment can be delivered in just one or two sleep dentistry treatment sessions at my office in Willow Grove.
Will I always need an anesthesiologist for my dental treatment?
In many cases, I have found that after the overwhelming need for extensive dental treatment has been reduced or eliminated, my sleep dentistry patients are able to return as traditional dental patients.
Does Dr. Mueller accept new patients who do not require a chair-side anesthesiologist?
Absolutely! My practice is also a high-value general dentistry practice that offers a wide spectrum of sub-specialty services that provides fine dentistry for adults. New patients as well as their referrals are a welcome compliment to both me and my staff.
Will my medical/dental insurance pay for a chair-side anesthesiologist?
Unfortunately, the answer to this question has often been no. Fee assistance through dental insurance is very much an individualized issue that depends on the level at which your employer has chosen to fund your specific plan. We will work with many dental PPO plans as a welcome benefit to our patients. Some plans, however, may not accommodate either treatment requirements or expectations of the patient.
May I contact some of Dr. Mueller’s other sleep patients prior to committing to sleep dentistry?
I encourage this type of interaction and communication between my patients. Through the years, we have learned how we may improve our service because of conversations between our patients. In many cases, these conversations happen completely by chance in our reception area.
Will Dr. Mueller personally be performing all the dental procedures while I ‘sleep’?
Absolutely. I find it personally rewarding to be a major part of a comprehensive treatment plan that is completed in one or two sleep dentistry visits. From a dental health and psychological perspective, patient transformations are astounding.
I like my current dentist; why should I switch my records to Dr. Mueller’s office?
I do not encourage anyone to switch their records to my care if they are in an established, trusting, and professional relationship with their current dentist. I do encourage patients to consider the positive, long-term health implications that these relationships offer. I invite you to forward or print the information found on this website to a friend, acquaintance, or family member who may require sleep dentistry to overcome his/her dental anxieties. Everyone, even those with dental anxieties, deserves to receive the benefits of healthy teeth and gums.
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