Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from our patients. If your question isn’t answered below, please give us a call, and we’ll be happy to help!

Q: Where are you located?

We are located inside the Shaker Building at 1100 Lake St. Suite 140 Oak Park, IL 60301.

Q: What if I don’t have insurance?

If you don’t have insurance, that’s okay! We’ve created an affordable way to get dental care through the One Fine Plan. This plan gives patients a discount on our usual fees with no deductibles, waiting periods, annual maximums, or pre-qualifications. Contact us to learn more!  

Q: What if I have a dental emergency? 

If you believe you have a dental emergency, please call us right away. We will do our best to see you as soon as possible. If you are unsure if you have a dental emergency, it is best to give us a call. We’ll be able to tell you if you need to come in immediately based on your description. Dental emergencies are typically associated with severe pain or continuous bleeding.  

Q: What makes One Fine Smile different than other dental offices?   

At One Fine Smile, we want every patient to be satisfied with their treatment and be as comfortable as possible throughout their visit. Our patients have appreciated our efforts as they have given us five stars on Facebook, Google, and Yelp! 

Q: Are root canals painful?

Many people have heard of the “scary” root canal, but it’s not much different than a routine cavity filling. We numb the area before we begin, and once the procedure is over, you’ll be free from the pain and discomfort caused by infection.

Q: How is Botox® used in a dental setting?

If you have pain from dental disorders such as TMD, Botox® can help relax your muscles, reducing the pain. This method can also assist patients who clench their teeth or have severe headaches.

Q: How is Botox® used in a dental setting?

Yes. Botox® is safe, and our dentists are expertly trained to administer it to our patients.

Q: Can I get Botox® for cosmetic treatment?

Yes. While Botox® is often used for pain relief at our office, we do offer purely cosmetic treatments as well.

Q: Do I have sleep apnea?

Signs of sleep apnea can vary from person to person, but some of the most common symptoms include loud snoring, morning headaches, insomnia, and gasping for air in your sleep. You could momentarily stop breathing in your sleep as well. If you are interested in at home testing for sleep apnea, we may be able to help.

Q: How do I know if dental implants are right for me?

If you are missing teeth and your jawbone is strong enough to support them, dental implants should be a great restoration option for you. During your consultation, we will examine your oral health and jawbone strength. If everything looks fine, you should be approved for implants.

Q: Are dental implants safe?

Yes. A dental implant is a safe restoration for your natural teeth, and they are inserted by one of our professional dentists, who have extensive training with placement.