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Frequently Asked Dental Questions – South Elgin, IL

Dr. Siewert Is Here with the Answers

Although we work to provide as much clarification and details as possible before you arrive, we understand that you may have additional questions about your oral healthcare. Dr. Siewert has spent a lot of time making sure patients like yourself feel comfortable and confident choosing Grand Dental – South Elgin, which is why you will find his answers to some of the most frequently asked questions below.

Do I need to see a dentist every six months?

Yes, seeing a dentist every six months for dental checkups and teeth cleanings is essential. Good oral hygiene habits should be practiced at home each day, but twice each year, it is strongly recommended that you allow a professional to thoroughly clean your teeth and gums as well as perform an in-depth checkup to make sure there are no signs of cavities, gum disease, or oral cancer.

How often should I replace my toothbrush?

It is recommended that you replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. The reason is that bacteria can live on bristles, putting you at risk of illness. Over time, more and more harmful particles remain attached to the brush, increasing the possibility of decay. If you are sick and continue to use your toothbrush once you begin to feel better, there is a chance that the virus will reinfect your body.

Will it hurt to receive dental implants?

When undergoing dental implant surgery, you can expect to receive local anesthesia, which will numb your mouth and make it so that you do not feel any pain throughout the procedure. Once the anesthesia wears off, though, you can expect to feel some soreness, as your gum tissues and bone will require ample time to heal. This can last for several days or even a week but will dissipate with the help of over-the-counter pain medication.

My child has special needs. Do you offer special needs dentistry?

Yes, we welcome children with intellectual and physical disabilities. With advanced training and special accommodations, Dr. Siewert and our staff can work to create a safe and welcoming environment for your child so that they have a positive experience when visiting our office. We will take every step to ensure that they remain calm and at ease, even offering sedation dentistry so that we can take better care of their oral health and smile.

How natural will my cosmetic dentistry results look?

Dr. Siewert is skilled and equipped to offer cosmetic dental treatments at our South Elgin dental office. From veneers and teeth whitening to cosmetic dental bonding, gum recontouring, and more, he will use his artistic eye to create natural appearances that look beautiful. You need not worry about veneers that look bulky or fake but instead, you can feel confident about the way your smile looks when surrounded by others.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

Yes, we are pleased to be in-network with countless dental insurance companies. Even if you are unsure whether we take your insurance or not, you can always call our office to inquire. A member of our front desk staff will help to maximize your benefits so that you can move forward with treatment and worry less about the financial components that are required.