frequently asked dental questions glen carbon il

Dental FAQ for patients in Collinsville, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Granite City, Maryville & Troy, IL

Questions about dental care? The dentist office isn’t everyone’s favorite place. That’s why we want to make visits to our office relaxing. To do this, we keep our patients informed about what’s best for them. Below are answers to some of the most common questions that we hear. If your question is not here or it isn’t sufficiently answered, please call our staff to receive additional information.

At the very least, you should see a dentist once per year. However, the best practice is to schedule a checkup and cleaning once every six months. This will ensure that your dentist is able to adequately assess how your teeth and provide fast relief for pain, decay, gum disease and more.

You didn’t go to dental school, so you shouldn’t be expected to understand what types of treatments you’ll need. Your job is to take care of your teeth while you’re at home using the techniques shown to you by your dentist. Additionally, you should work with a dentist that you truly trust to ensure satisfaction with the care that you receive.

Yes. Our office accepts most dental insurance plans. However, call our office ahead to ask specifically and receive more information about paying for your care.

Our office is located at 590 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon, IL, which is right before the intersection of Route 159 and I-270, halfway between Maryville and Edwardsville. Click here to view our office on a map and receive directions.

We offer a wide range of dental services including general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening and much more. Please find our ‘services’ page for more information about our services, or call our staff with your questions.

Yes! Appointments are made on a first come, first served basis, and we will find a day far enough in advance that your entire family can be fit into the schedule. This is a great way to get dental care out of the way, so multiple children don’t have to miss school and make your schedule even more hectic.

While we try to minimize pain as much as we can, there’s no guarantee that you won’t feel some discomfort, especially with corrective procedures like fillings, crowns, bridges and root canals. However, any pain is minimal and managed by our friendly team that’s trained to ensure your complete comfort while under our care.