Patient education is one of our top priorities at Grand Dental – Franklin Park. We want everyone who
visits our office to feel like they have all the information they need to protect their smiles. As such, we have
put together the following FAQs, which cover a number of topics that our patients tend to ask us about. If the
answers you need cannot be found on this page, feel free to speak to one of our helpful team members.
What is the Best Way to Find a Cosmetic Dentist?
Cosmetic dentistry is not formally recognized as a specialty by the American Dental Association. That being
said, some dentists are more qualified to perform cosmetic procedures than others. Individuals who are
interested in enhancing their smiles should look for a dental expert who belongs to a high-profile
organization that focuses on cosmetic dentistry, such as the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Membership with one of these organizations indicates that the dentist in question has advanced training in
cosmetic dental treatments.
How Much Does It Cost to Get a Tooth Pulled Without Insurance?
In the United States, the cost of a tooth extraction often falls in the range of $150 to $400. The exact
price depends on a number of factors. For example, teeth near the back of the mouth tend to cost more to
remove since they are often more difficult to work with than the front teeth. Furthermore, an
extraction that involves multiple teeth will typically have a higher price than a procedure where only one
tooth is removed.
Note that even without insurance, it may be possible to make a tooth extraction more affordable via
financing. CareCredit and Alphaeon Credit offer monthly payment plans that can fit a variety of budgets.
What Level of Education is Required to Be a Dentist?
To be recognized as a dentist in the United States, one must obtain a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or a
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). The first step is to earn a bachelor’s degree before enrolling in an
accredited dental school. It takes about three years of dental school to earn a DDS or DMD. Dentists wishing
to specialize in a particular field (such as periodontics or orthodontics) must complete an additional three
or more years of training.
How Do I Get Emergency Dental Care?
At Grand Dental – Franklin Park, our dentists are on call for emergencies. We recommend getting in
touch with us immediately in the event of a severe toothache, a knocked-out tooth, or any other type of
dental issue that requires swift treatment. One of our team members can schedule an appointment for you and
provide any first-aid advice you might need.
Emergency rooms typically aren’t prepared to handle dental emergencies. That being said, it is best to
call 911 for broken jaws, oral bleeding that doesn’t stop, and any other issues that could threaten