Frequently Asked Questions


How does Dr. Windle stay up to date?
Dr. Windle and our team stay in touch with the exciting new developments, instruments, and procedures in dentistry by attending workshops, seminars, continuing education classes, and certification courses. We also network with other dentists and regularly read trade journals. We love the dental field, and so staying up to date is fun for us! If you have questions about any of our procedures or technology, please ask. We're always enthusiastic about sharing information with our patients! Read Dr. Windle's biography here.

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I want my front teeth to look nicer, but I don’t want to wear braces. What do you recommend?
You'll need to visit Dr. Windle for a consultation so that he can thoroughly examine your oral health and discuss your concerns, goals, and expectations. He may recommend Invisalign clear braces, a removable and inconspicuous alternative to traditional orthodontics. Invisalign is created for older teens and adults. Visit the Invisalign website here. We also offer porcelain veneers to correct imperfections such as gaps, misalignments, chips, stains, and cracks. Veneers can make your smile appear bright, straight, and beautiful in as few as two visits. Schedule your cosmetic consultation with Dr. Windle today so that he can help you determine which procedures will deliver the smile you want to achieve.

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Do you accept and file dental insurance?
We will help you maximize your dental insurance benefits, and we work with all dental insurance providers. By filing your claim electronically, we will expedite the insurance process. If you have questions, give us a call.

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What payment methods do you accept, and what are my financing options?
Plan to pay for your dental work by cash, check, credit card, or CareCredit, a trusted name in third-party financing.

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Do you see emergency cases?
Yes! If you experience a dental emergency, please call our office (724) 495-3350 immediately. During office hours, we will accommodate you with an appointment the same day. Call our main phone for instructions on how to contact Dr. Windle after hours.

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What do you do to make patients as comfortable as possible in the dental chair?
We offer local anesthesia with The Wand, an electronically controlled delivery system that will ensure your comfort. For anxious patients or those undergoing extensive dental work, Dr. Windle may prescribe an oral sedative to take prior to the visit. While you're in the dental chair, ask for a pillow or blanket so that you can get comfortable. We also offer headphones to listen to the music of your choice so that you can just sit back and relax.

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My gums bleed after I brush. Is this something to be concerned about?
Bleeding is usually a sign of a problem. When gums bleed, the cause usually stems from early-stage gum disease, called gingivitis. We can consult with you on the proper toothbrush and pressure for safe, effective daily oral care. If your gums show signs of gum disease, we may recommend a more involved hygiene treatment to stop the disease and return your gums to good health. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults, and it has been linked to many overall health conditions, including stroke, heart attack, and respiratory problems. Untreated, gum disease can escalate to create significant damage to your health, so call for an assessment now. We will help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for life!

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Where can I learn more about crowns, veneers, onlays, inlays, and partials?
Review our services page for more information. If you have questions about these or other dental procedures, don't hesitate to call us. We would be happy to explain any aspect of your dental care or our service offerings. For more information about dental treatment, you may visit the ADA website here.

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