Questions / Answers
Chicago Dental Smiles

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about Chicago Dental Smiles. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions from potential patients.  If you have additional questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please call us at (312) 641-0002.

  • What insurances are you an in-network provider for?

    Chicago Dental Smiles is an in-network provider for the following insurance plans: Aetna, Delta Dental Premier, Metlife, Cigna, Guardian, Humana, BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois, United Concordia, Principal Dental, Geha Dental, Assurant Dental, Ameritas Dental, Lincoln Financial Dental, Mutual of Omaha Dental, and Dental Network of America.

  • What if I don't have dental insurance?

    No Dental Insurance? Get your new patient exam, cleaning, and full x-rays for only $175! That’s over a $200 savings! Schedule your appointment today!

    *offer valid for patients without dental insurance. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

  • How long does it take to get an appointment?

    The length of wait-time for an appointment may vary based on your choice of provider, dental office location, appointment type and your desired day or time of appointment. Our goal is to get you in within days or weeks to fit your lifestyle.

  • Do you handle dental emergencies?

    Mohit Joshi, DDS provides emergency services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you experience an emergency situation (pain, bleeding or swelling), call the Appointment Center at (312) 641-0002.

  • What should I do with a toothache before I see the dentist?

    Rinse with warm water to remove any food or debris; if you notice anything lodged between teeth, floss to remove it. Take an over the counter pain medication (but never apply the medication directly to your teeth or gums), and schedule an appointment with Dr. Joshi if the pain persists.

  • My tooth fractured or was broken.

    Save the pieces if you can, and rinse them thoroughly. Apply an ice pack or a cold compress to the swollen lip or gum tissue near the chipped tooth to prevent swelling. If the area is bleeding, apply gauze for ten minutes, or until the bleeding has stopped. See Dr. Joshi as soon as possible.

  • My tooth was knocked out.

    Holding the tooth by the crown (top) only, rinse it briefly with warm water. If possible, gently reinsert it into the socket and bite down on gauze or cloth to keep it in place. If you cannot reinsert the tooth, place it in a container of mildly salty water. See Dr. Joshi as soon as possible—if treated within two hours, the tooth may be salvaged.

  • Soft Tissue Injuries

    Our gums, cheeks, lips, and tongue tend to bleed heavily when injured, because the soft tissues in our mouths contain a great deal of blood flow. To control the bleeding, rinse with warm salt water then apply pressure with gauze or a moistened towel for 15 to 20 minutes. Afterwards, to reduce swelling and help stop residual bleeding, apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth. If the bleeding is profuse or the damage is visibly traumatic, it’s best to stay calm, keep applying pressure, and go to your nearest emergency room.

  • Scheduling

    We strive to run on time so you won’t be kept waiting, and we ask you to arrive for your appointments on time as well. We understand that you are busy, and your time is valuable to us!

    We only deviate from our schedule in the event of dental emergencies that must be taken care of immediately. If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please give us at least 24 hours notice.

  • Financials

    We accept cash, checks, debit cards and most major credit cards. We also offer CareCredit® and in-house financing for patients who qualify, because we understand that low monthly payments can make it easier to fit quality dental care into your budget. Our goal is to remove financial barriers so that all of our patients—regardless of age, income and dental needs—can receive the care they need and desire.