General Dentistry in Westford & Bedford
Our comfortable office environment allows you to relax as we take care of your dental needs. Whether you simply need a cleaning or a crown, or want to enhance your smile with Cosmetic Dentistry, we are here to take care of you! Dr. Wu and Dr. Santamaria offer a wide range of dental services including:
Restorative & General Dentistry
General Post-Op Instructions
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect as a new patient of Emerson Dental?
When you’re a patient at Emerson Dental you will be treated with compassion and respect. We believe in providing comprehensive care that addresses both your short- and long-term dental care goals. Our dentists provide complete, caring and customized treatment plans that are right for you. We truly care about our patients’ overall well-being and more importantly, we want you to be part of our dental family!
What about dental emergencies?
Here at Emerson Dental, we are happy to serve you in any way we can. During office hours, whether you’re an existing or a new patient, our patient coordinator will be able to accommodate a same-day or next-day appointment in most cases. As a current patient of record in our office, you will have access to our doctors 24/7 by calling our office and following the prompts for our emergency number. Typically, one of the doctors will return your call within the hour to assist with your dental emergency.
Do you take dental insurance?
Yes, Emerson Dental accepts many dental plans. Please feel free to give us a call if you have questions about your particular dental coverage. Unfortunately, we do not work with state-funded programs such as Medicaid, but we do offer many financial solutions for our patients to help them obtain the care they need.
What if I have a fear of going to the dentist?
It’s very common for patients to feel some dental anxiety regarding their dental treatment. Our team at Emerson Dental is here to assist you and to ease your anxiety. Here are some tips to help you overcome your fear when coming to Emerson Dental:
- Be sure to discuss your dental anxiety with any of our team members. This way, the dentists and our dental hygienist can make your experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
- Everyone’s comfort level is different. Don’t be afraid to ask for a numbing agent if you are concerned about feeling discomfort during or before a procedure–our dentists and our hygienist will not want to proceed unless you’re comfortable.
- We do offer our patients anti-anxiety medication and/or nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help reduce dental anxiety prior to and during your appointment. Please be advised that this type of medication can require you to have someone bring you to your appointment and also take you home. Speak with your dentist before the day of your visit about anti-anxiety medication and we can work with you to decide which is the best method to help make your appointment as comfortable as possible.
- Arrive early to your appointment. Stress management can start just by reading a magazine in the waiting room or sitting by our soothing salt water fish tank!