No, we put the child on N2O (Nitrous Oxide) 30 %and O2 (Oxygen)70% for about 5 minutes, this allows the N2O to start working. This will give your child a floating sensation. 5 minutes before the procedure is done we use100% O2 which flushes all the N2O out of their system.
Yes, your child may be numb for about an hour, but Smiles for NM Kids will let the teacher and the child know they won't be able to feel their lips for a while, and to not play with it.
Grants are often given for children who have no dental coverage at all.
We accept most insurances, even Medicaid!Medicaid gets paid for in full with no out of pocket expenses to you. With private insurance, plans vary depending on your carrier. Most insurances go by a table: 100% preventive (cleaning, X-rays, etc.), 80% basic (any filling and extracts, etc.), 50% major (some root canals and crowns, depending on your insurance), with a deductible that ranges from $25 to $50. They also tend to have a $1500 limit of coverage per year. If you do not have insurance we offer discounted self-pay options or in some cases a grant (see below).
Affordable Self-Pay Prices are as follows:
Cleaning & Exams - $60.00
Fluoride Treatments - $15.00
X-Rays - $25.00
Total - $100.00
If your child needs further work, we have offices you can visit to finish the work all over Albuquerque and the state ofNew Mexico. We will automatically transfer the records, and you can choose the best location that works for you. For a list of locations, click here.
We are fully equipped for both preventive and restorative procedures, including: cleanings, exams, X-rays, fluoride treatments, sealants, extractions, crowns, baby root canals (which are not as invasive as root canals for adults), and simple fillings. We are even equipped to offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to patients who may need it.
The time varies: It depends on which school we are at. We start when the school day starts and end when the school bell rings.
Every year we add new schools to our service.There must be a minimum of 25 children willing to participate. If you are aparent, please have your principal or school nurse call us at 553-3607 and we will be happy to meet with the administration to let them know how it works, answer any questions, and coordinate schedules.
To view our school schedule, click here.