Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Northbrook, IL

Answering Common Dentistry Questions

Dentistry is a broad topic, and many patients still have concerns or questions about what to expect even after browsing our website. At Northbrook Dental Group, we’re more than happy to answer your questions when you call or visit us, but we’ve gone ahead and answered a few of the questions that we get asked the most often on this page for your convenience.

Does your dental practice see children?

Yes! We pride ourselves on being a true family-friendly dental practice that treats patients of all ages. We offer a wide range of children’s dentistry services, including dental sealants and athletic mouthguards. We encourage your little one to grow up with a positive relationship to dental care and a healthier smile overall. We also welcome children with special needs. Please let us know ahead of time how we can accommodate your child.

What’s the best way to replace my missing teeth?

Every patient has different goals and needs, so no one tooth replacement method works best in all cases. Our dentists often recommend dental implants due to their impressive versatility, exceptional longevity, lifelike feel, and their oral health benefits.

Will I need to see a separate doctor for dental implants?

Most often, you will not. Many dental offices need to refer their patients to specialists for the surgical placement of dental implants, but in most cases, at Northbrook Dental Group, we will complete the entire process right here in a single location. As a result, you will save a great deal of time and money, while remaining in the same office with the same team members you already know and trust.

Can you help me get a better-looking smile?

Definitely! We proudly offer several cosmetic dentistry services that are designed to address a variety of aesthetic flaws. During an initial consultation, you’ll sit down with the dentist, who will talk to you about the specific changes you’d like to make. Then, he will draw up a custom treatment plan that may involve dental veneers, teeth whitening, bonding, gum recontouring, or a number of other possible services.

What can you do about my toothache?

If you have a toothache, call us right away. We will likely see you that same day for an emergency dental exam to determine what’s wrong. Often, a severe toothache indicates an infection of the nerve inside a tooth. We can relieve your pain and work to save the tooth from extraction with root canal treatment – a procedure that is relatively comfortable and extremely effective.

Will you take my dental insurance?

Northbrook Dental Group is happy to file claims and maximize benefits for most dental insurance plans. Even if we are not in-network with your specific plan, chances are that you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how much you will still save at our practice. Plus, our experienced team members can explain in clear terms anything you need to know about your coverage.

I don’t have dental insurance. How else can I make my dental care affordable?

As a more convenient alternative to regular insurance, our practice offers an in-house dental savings plan that provides many of the same benefits at a much lower price. It also gives you discounts on services that dental insurance doesn’t usually cover, such as cosmetic dentistry treatments. Signing up is simple; just contact us to learn the details and start saving!