Patient education is one of the most important services we provide at Wausau Smiles. Dr. Aaron Bushong and our team always take the time to help you understand your oral health needs and treatment options, and we encourage you to ask questions so that you can have the information you need. We have compiled answers to some of the questions we hear most often on this page. If you have further questions, or to schedule your appointment with our dentist in Wausau, Wisconsin, please call us today at 715-842-3933.

What if I have a dental emergency when your office is closed?

Dental emergencies can be painful and overwhelming, and our caring team of dental professionals as dedicated to helping you relieve your pain and discomfort and get your smile back on track as quickly as possible.

If your emergency occurs during office hours, we will do everything we can to work you into the schedule the same day. As dental emergencies often occur after hours, we also have a system in place so that you can reach us when you need us. Call our main office number at 715-842-3933, and we will return your call as soon as well can.

Do you accept my insurance?

Wausau Smiles accepts all insurances, and is in-network with a number of dental insurance providers, including:

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • MetLife
  • United HealthCare
  • WEA Trust

If you do not see your insurance listed here, please contact our office. We will be happy to assist you.

Does your office provide financing options?

Wausau Smiles offers several financing options through our office. We also work with CareCredit, a third-party financing group that offers low- and no-interest payment plans for qualifying applicants. For more information, please visit our Financial Options page.

Do you accept referrals?

Yes! We love referrals – in fact, a referral is the highest compliment you can give us. We look forward to treating your friends and family, and hope that you will refer them to us for expert dental care.

Do you treat patients of all ages?

Yes. We love welcoming patients of all ages to our office, from infants to seniors. We know that you and your family have busy lives, and we strive to provide convenient office hours so that you can see us at a time that works well with your schedule. Please contact our office at 715-842-3933 to schedule your appointment and learn more about our comprehensive services.

How often should I schedule a routine dental checkup?

You should meet with our dentist at least twice each year (every 6 months) for a dental cleaning and exam. Regular cleanings and exams help detect any developing problems in the earliest stages, and help you keep your mouth healthy so that you can avoid gum disease, tooth decay, and other problems before they can damage your oral health. Depending on your oral health history and ongoing medical conditions, we may recommend a more frequent schedule your checkups and cleanings.

What are my options for replacing missing teeth?

Wausau Smiles offers a variety of options for replacing your missing teeth, including:

  • Dental implants
  • Dental bridges
  • Full and partial dentures

We encourage you to make an appointment as soon as possible if you are missing a tooth. When missing teeth are not replaced the surrounding teeth can driving into the empty space, causing your smile to become misaligned, which damages your bite and contributes to the deterioration of your gum tissue.

Some of my teeth are chipped and worn. How can you help?

If your teeth are chipped and worn, there are several solutions that may work for you, including porcelain dental veneers and dental bonding. We invite you to make an appointment with our dentist to discuss your treatment options and determine which type of treatment will be best for you.

Do you offer second opinions?

We are always happy to provide you with a second opinion on your treatment. You deserve to have all the information necessary to make decisions about your treatments, and we are happy to take the time to discuss your oral health needs and treatment options with you. Please contact our office today to schedule your consultation with our dentist.