Wicker Park Dental Group

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

At Wicker Dental Group, we welcome all your questions. Whether you would like to know more about dental implants or Invisalign or have other general oral health questions, we are always available to answer them for you.

Some common questions we hear are listed below. Is there something else on your mind that you don't see mentioned here? Call us at (773) 276-5566, and a friendly member of our dental team will be happy to find the information you need.

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We work with the following insurance providers at Wicker Park Dental Group and also file all PPO insurance claims as a courtesy to our patients.

Aetna
Careington Discount Plan
CareingtonPlatinum
Cigna
DHA
Delta Dental
Guardian
Humana
MetLife
Principal
Unicare
United Concordia
United Healthcare

At Wicker Park Dental Group, we work with dental insurance every day and know how challenging it is to try to make sense of what your benefits actually mean to you and what your out-of-pocket expense will be.

No worries! Our knowledgeable team members have experience reviewing the complexities of insurance plans and determining what your coverage includes. They will work with your insurance provider to obtain accurate pre-treatment estimates so you have an idea of what your out-of-pocket portion will be.

Quality Dentistry for Uninsured Patients

If you are uninsured, we want you to have access to the same quality dentistry and will do what it takes to work with your needs. You can always trust us to be honest and transparent with our pricing, so you know exactly what to expect. We can also help you budget for dental costs by planning your treatment in stages so you aren't stuck with a single expense you can't cover.

If you have questions about dental insurance or our financial options, please call us at (773) 276-5566, and we'll be happy to help you.

We’re proud of our dental practice and the extra lengths we go to for our valued patients. Every day we strive to give patients like you another reason to choose Wicker Park Dental Group as their new dental home.

A Dental Team Who Cares

Our dentists and entire dental team loves putting patients at ease and ensuring they have a positive experience with us. Kindness and caring come naturally to us, and it shows in every interaction.

Modern Dental Technology

We’re pleased to offer our patients the benefits of the latest and best dental technology available. Digital x-rays, 3-D cone beam CT scans, digital impressions, and rotary endodontics are a few examples of investments we’ve made in your comfort and quality outcomes.

Gentle Sedation Dentistry

Dental anxiety is common, and we want don’t want anyone to forgo dentistry because they’re too nervous to sit in the dental chair. We offer nitrous oxide or laughing gas and oral sedation that provide gentle relaxation and comfort during your appointments.

Convenient Office Hours for Busy Patients

Your life shouldn’t revolve around your dental appointments, and we offer early morning and extended evening hours to accommodate your busy schedule. We’re here Monday through Thursday from 7 AM to 8 PM, and we’re also available for emergency dentistry on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9 AM to 1 PM.

Schedule with a Great Dentist in Chicago, IL

At Wicker Park Dental Group, we go above and beyond in the high level of clinical dentistry we provide and our commitment to always put your needs and comfort first. Please call our Chicago dental office at (773) 276-5566 to schedule an appointment to see what we offer.

General Dentistry

If your teeth are healthy and in good condition, routine dental exams every six months help us keep them that way. The whole point of routine preventive dentistry is to ensure that your mouth is in a healthy state and provide appropriate treatment if it is not.

A lot can happen with your oral health before you ever get a toothache. Most cavities don’t develop overnight, and if you wait until you’re in pain to call us, you’ve waited too long. We can treat the cavity at this stage, but it may require more involved dental work than if we’d been able to find at a six-month visit and treat it promptly.

Ideally, our dentists in Chicago would see you every six months and treat cavities and gum disease as they develop. Early treatment is better for your oral health, helps save money on dental costs, and minimizes your risk for tooth pain and emergency dental visits.

Schedule Your Next Dental Checkup in Chicago, IL

If you are due for your next routine dental exam and teeth cleaning, please call Wicker Park Dental Group in Chicago, IL to schedule an appointment at your convenience. Our dental team looks forward to being your partner in helping you achieve and maintain a healthy, problem-free smile.

Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is much easier than most people think. It comes down to prevention; any step we take to minimize your risk for cavities and gum disease is a step toward a healthier smile.

Brush and Floss Like a Pro

You can visit us twice a year for dental exams and cleanings, but the other 363 days a year, your oral health is in your hands. Use fluoride toothpaste and brush for two minutes twice a day, once in the morning and once at bedtime.

Floss once a day using the proper technique to get the most benefit from your effort. If you’re unsure what that means or have questions about your at-home routine, ask your dental hygienist, who will be happy to demonstrate.

Maintain a Tooth-Friendly Diet

By now, you should know that sweets and sugary foods are terrible for your teeth. Bathing your teeth in sugar throughout the day puts you at increased risk for cavities and gum disease and isn’t great for your general health either.

If you crave sweets, this can be a difficult habit to break, but making an effort and substituting healthy fruits and vegetables for your sweet snacks can have a significant positive impact on your oral health.

Stay Current with Dental Exams & Teeth Cleanings

At your six-month exams and teeth cleanings, we will look for signs of problems that have developed since your last visit and treat them promptly. Our dentists will check all your dental work, including crowns, fillings, and bridges, to ensure they’re in good condition.

Professional teeth cleanings allow one of our friendly dental hygienists to remove all the plaque buildup and tartar that you can’t remove with a toothbrush alone. If they see signs of gum disease, our hygienists will create a plan to treat it and get it under control.

Schedule Your Next Dental Exam in Chicago, IL

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Our dentists in Chicago follow the guidelines of the American Dental Association that recommend dental exams and cleanings every six months. Seeing you regularly allows us to ensure that there are no active problems like gum disease and will enable us to treat them if there are.

6 Signs That It’s Time to See Your Dentist

If you’re between visits or haven’t seen a dentist in a while, here are some signs that it might be time to schedule an appointment.

  1. Your gums bleed when you brush. It isn’t normal for healthy gums to bleed and is a common sign of gingivitis or gum disease.
  2. It hurts when you chew. Pain when chewing can indicate many things, but it isn’t normal, and your dentist should check it out.
  3. You have chronic dry mouth. Certain illnesses, smoking, and medications can cause dry mouth, increasing your risk for cavities and gum disease.
  4. You smoke or use tobacco. Smoking is as bad for your oral health, so if you can’t quit, be sure to visit your dentist every six months.
  5. You have jaw pain when opening and closing your mouth. A painful TMJ (jaw joint) can be a sign of tooth grinding, infection, or a problem with the TMJ itself.
  6. You’re pregnant. It’s not only safe to visit the dentist when you’re pregnant, but it’s a good idea, as increased hormones put you at higher risk for gingivitis.

Schedule Your Next Dental Checkup with Us

At Wicker Park Dental Group in Chicago, we’ve created a friendly and relaxed environment where patients can feel comfortable getting the dental care they need. If you’re experiencing any of the above problems or have a dental emergency, please call us at (773) 276-5566.

Root Canals

No, your dental procedure won’t hurt! Our dental team goes to great lengths to ensure that every aspect of your experience and treatment is comfortable, pain-free, and stress-free.

Sedation Dentistry for Your Comfort

Before we begin your procedure, we use potent local anesthetics to numb the area we’re treating and ensure you won’t feel any pain. We also offer sedation dentistry, including nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oral sedation. Both help you stay relaxed and calm anxious feelings for a more positive experience in general.

Skilled and Experienced Dentists

Our dentists in Chicago are highly educated and skilled and have extensive experience providing comfortable care for our patients. They make your comfort their priority and work efficiently to minimize the time you spend in the chair.

Leading-Edge Dental Technology

Using leading-edge dental technology like 3-D cone beam scans and digital x-rays allows our dentists to view magnified, detailed images of the area they’re treating. Because they know what to expect when they begin, there are no surprises, and treatment is efficient and comfortable.

A Comfortable Dental Office

You will also appreciate our beautifully appointed dental office that puts you at ease from the moment you walk through our doors. Add a warm and friendly greeting from our caring dental team, and you will know that your care is in the best hands.

Schedule an Appointment to See What We Offer!

We would love to welcome you to our Chicago, IL dental clinic to see for yourself what we have to offer. Please call us at (773) 276-5566 to schedule your next dental exam with us.

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