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Financing Options

Affordable dentistry for your family.

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Financial Policy

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We deliver the finest care at the most reasonable cost to our patients. If you have questions regarding your account, please contact us directly.

Children’s Dentistry in Charleston, WV, offers a wide range of payment options. Our Financial Coordinator will work out a plan suited to your individual needs. 

We accept:

  • American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

  • Financing through CareCredit. (You may apply either online or in our office.)

Please note: Payment is due at the time of service.

Insurance for Pediatric Dental Care

Make the most of your benefits.

We accept insurance policies
Insurance Policies

Our office is committed to helping you maximize your insurance benefits.

You must pay your estimated patient portion at the time of service. As a convenience to our patients, we will bill insurance companies for services and track claims, allowing 45 days to render payment.

We are ready to help you with any of your filing claims
Filing Claims

We file all insurance electronically; your insurance company will receive each claim within days of the treatment. Please call our office for assistance with insurance-related questions and any changes to your plan.

We offer different payment options that will work for you
Easy Financing

In our office, we offer high-quality care and Payment options that work for all of our patients. Your child’s treatment plan will include a breakdown of all applicable fees, and we’ll inform you of all costs before we proceed with treatment.

Hear from the Parents
‘‘Dr. Wilkerson and her staff are simply the VERY BEST! The staff is always super friendly and helpful. Dr. Wilkerson is truly amazing! I highly recommend them!’’

Jacqui R.

‘‘My daughter particularly hated going to the dentist, always causing a scene. At this dentist office, it was a different experience. For the first time, she enjoyed the experience. The hygienists build a rapport with the children. Believe me, out of all the dentists I've been to, this is the superior choice.’’

Joshua F.

‘‘Everyone in this office is wonderful! Thank you for taking your time with my son, who was nervous and not being cooperative. You guys are awesome!’’

Tarah P.

‘‘My kids and I love Dr. Wilkerson and her staff. They all are very accommodating to children’s fears of the dentist. You cannot go wrong by picking this office!’’

Lori M.

‘‘I love Children's Dentistry and would recommend it to anyone with kids. They are fabulous with making your child feel at ease with going to the dentist.’’

Ashley M.

‘‘I’ve been bringing my daughter to your office for 5 years. After the first visit, I knew we would continue. All of the staff, from the beginning to the end, make it a joyful & comforting experience. They make your child feel special. My daughter loves to come to the dentist! I cannot recommend Dr. Wilkerson and her staff enough!’’

Amy B.

‘‘We have been coming from Beckley, WV for 8 years now. The staff is wonderful and we feel confident our children are receiving the best care possible.’’

Amanda H.

‘‘From the moment you walk in everyone is always so accommodating and friendly. The staff and Dr. Wilkerson are so patient and encouraging to my daughters. They love and look forward to their dental visits.’’

Erica M.

‘‘We love Dr. Wilkerson and the staff at Children’s Dentistry. We always have a positive experience. When my daughter has been scared of something, they take great care to explain it to her in a way that she can understand and are so wonderfully kind and patient. Thanks for all you do!’’

Bethany W.

‘‘Dr. Wilkerson was the absolute best, her whole staff was very helpful and so friendly. My son was so nervous and they put him at ease and made him comfortable, they explained everything to him in terms he would understand. He is no longer afraid of the dentist and cant wait to go back. Greatest dentist office ever!’’

Danielle P.

Your Child's First Visit

We make your child feel like a rockstar at Children's Dentistry.

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When to Schedule

Dr. Wilkerson, as well as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, recommend the first visit take place by your child’s first birthday. We specifically design this initial visit for young age groups to educate parents and identify any concerns. Regular dental exams make it possible to identify and treat a problem in its earliest stage, which is our goal at Children’s Dentistry: Tracy L. Wilkerson, DDS. 

The secret to a bright, healthy smile is actually no secret at all: brush, floss, and get a professional dental exam at least once every six months.

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What to Expect

Our staff has experience and training with different behaviors and levels of cooperation from all age groups.

During the exam, we visually examine your child’s teeth and gums. Additionally, we take necessary dental x-rays that enable Dr. Wilkerson to see below the surfaces of teeth and areas not visible by the exam alone, including the progress of your child’s permanent teeth under the gums.

Our team may clean your child’s teeth and apply topical fluoride to help protect the teeth against decay. We’ll make your dental visit educational and fun.

Helpful FAQs
Clear answers to common questions.

Use the topic links below to access and read answers from Children’s Dentistry for frequently asked questions regarding pediatric dental care.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Diet & Cavity Prevention

What is an appropriate diet for my child?

It’s important that your child receives a naturally balanced diet that includes vital nutrients your child needs for growing. A daily diet should include the major food groups of meat/fish/eggs, vegetable/fruit, bread/cereal, milk, and other dairy products.

Can my child’s diet affect their dental health?

Absolutely. You must ensure a balanced diet for your child so that their teeth develop appropriately. In addition, this will positively affect healthy gum tissue surrounding the teeth. Please note that a diet high in sugar and other forms of carbohydrates may increase the probability of tooth decay.

How do I create a diet that is safe for my child’s teeth?

Analyze the frequency of eating starch-based foods. These types of foods include bread, pasta, potato chips, etc. In addition, sugar is present in more than just candy. All types of sugars can promote tooth decay. For example, most milk-based products contain sugar, and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a favorite for bagged lunches. Unfortunately, PB&J includes sugar not only in the jelly but also in the peanut butter.

For less sugar and more flavor plus nutrients, try replacing jelly with fresh fruit slices (apples, pears, or bananas) or chopped dried fruit. Also, go easy on the peanut butter – it’s high in fat. And choose the “no-salt-added” kind for less sodium.

Should I eliminate all sugar and starch from my child’s diet?

Of course not. Many of these foods are incredibly important to your child’s health. For example, starch-based foods are much safer to eat for teeth when eaten with an entire meal. Foods that stick to teeth are also more difficult to wash away by water, saliva, or other drinks. 

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Tooth Loss

What should I do if my child’s baby tooth is knocked out?

Contact our office as soon as possible if your child’s baby tooth gets knocked out.

What should I do if my child’s permanent tooth is knocked out?

Rinse the knocked-out tooth in cool water. Do not scrub the tooth. If possible, replace the tooth in the socket and hold it there with clean gauze. If you can’t put the tooth back into the socket, place the tooth in a container of milk (or water if milk is not available).

Call and we’ll schedule you in immediately:

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Feel free to call our emergency number if it’s after hours. Your child’s tooth has a better chance of being saved if you act immediately and contact us right away.

What should I do if my child’s tooth is fractured or chipped?

Contact our office as soon as possible at 304-345-0541.

Time is of the essence! Our goal is to save the tooth and prevent infection. First, rinse the mouth out with water and apply a cold compress to reduce swelling. It’s possible that if you find the broken tooth fragment, it can be bonded back.

What do I do if my child has a toothache?

Call our office immediately to schedule an appointment.

After taking an x-ray and performing an exam, we’ll determine the best treatment option for your child.

How can we prevent dental injuries?

Simple – sport-related dental injuries can be reduced or prevented by wearing mouthguards. We have mouthguards that are perfect for children of all sizes and children in braces. Childproofing your house can also help reduce injuries at home. In addition, regular dental checkups help contribute to preventative care.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Tooth Sealants

What are dental (tooth) sealants?

A tooth sealant refers to a safe plastic that the dentist bonds into the grooves of the chewing surface of a tooth. This simple treatment helps prevent the formation of tooth decay.

How do sealants work?

In many cases, it’s nearly impossible for children to clean the tiny grooves between their teeth. However, when a sealant is applied, the tooth’s surface is somewhat flatter and smoother, and there are no longer any places on the chewing part of the tooth that the bristles of a toothbrush can’t reach or clean. 

Since plaque is easier to remove with sealants, there is a lower chance of developing tooth decay in the first place.

What is the life expectancy of tooth sealants?

The longevity of sealants varies. Sealants that remain in place for three to five years are considered successful; however, sealants can last much longer than that. It is not uncommon to see sealants placed during childhood still intact on the teeth of adults. Therefore, our office will check your child’s sealants during routine dental visits and will recommend repair or reapplication when necessary.

Which teeth should be sealed?

Any tooth that shows characteristics of developing decay should be sealed. The most common teeth for a dentist to seal are a child’s back teeth.

The recommendation for sealants is on a case-by-case basis, depending on the patient’s tooth anatomy, oral hygiene, diet, and risk for decay.

What is the procedure for placing sealants?

Generally, the procedure takes just one visit. Placing dental sealants is a straightforward process: the tooth is cleaned, conditioned, and dried.

We apply the sealant onto the tooth’s grooves, where it’s hardened with a special blue light and then buffed. After that, all normal activities can occur directly after the appointment.

How important is brushing and flossing after sealants are applied?

Sealants are only one part of the defensive plan against tooth decay. It’s just as important for your child to brush and floss their teeth.

How much does it cost?

This treatment is quite affordable, especially when you consider the value of protecting your child against tooth decay. It’s important to note that many dental insurance companies cover the cost of dental sealants.

Sealants are one of the best treatments for your child’s teeth. Check with your insurance company about your child’s specific dental coverage.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Mouthguards

What is a mouthguard, and why is it so important?

A mouthguard protects the teeth from possible sport injuries. It protects not only the teeth but also the lips, cheeks, tongue, and jaw bone. It can also contribute to the protection of a child from head and neck injuries such as concussions. Most injuries occur to the mouth and head area when a child is not wearing a mouthguard. A mouthguard consists of soft plastic and comes in standard or custom fits to adapt comfortably to the upper teeth.

When should my child wear a mouthguard?

A child should wear a mouthguard during any sport-based activity where there’s a risk of head, face, or neck injury. Such sports include hockey, soccer, karate, basketball, baseball, skating, skateboarding, and many other sports. 

Most oral injuries occur when children play basketball, baseball, and soccer.

How do I choose a mouthguard for my child?

Choose a mouthguard that your child feels is comfortable. If a mouthguard feels bulky or interferes with speech to any significant degree, it’s probably not appropriate for your child. There are many options in mouthguards, and our office helps provide your child with a custom mouthguard or a standard fit based on your needs.

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