How can we help you?
If you are looking for a new dental office for your child, you probably have a lot of questions about which office is right for your family. We understand! At Palos Pediatric Dentistry, we know that your little one is number one in your life, so Dr. Richard Facko has made a commitment that they are number one with us, as well.
Here is a list of some of the most commonly asked questions we hear in our pediatric dental office. We know this list does not include all of the questions you might have, so we encourage you to give us a call at our Palos Heights pediatric dental office to discuss your individual needs.
Your Child's Comfort is Our First Priority!
We value the parent-child relationship, and we do allow parents to accompany their child or children throughout their experience at our office. While we do invite you back into treatment rooms, we also ask that you are positive and supportive and that you let our experienced staff direct the interaction with your child.
Contact us to schedule an appointment with our friendly, experienced team today!
Permanent Teeth and Baby Teeth
You and your child are so excited about losing that first tooth, but then the permanent tooth starts coming in and the baby tooth hasn’t fallen out yet, and he starts to look like Jaws! Don’t worry, this is very common, and it almost always resolves naturally.
We Will Monitor Your Child's Baby Teeth
During an appointment at Palos Pediatric Dentistry, I would want to check to be sure that they baby tooth is at least a little mobile. Then I would monitor at their check-up visits to be sure that the baby tooth is loosening more and more. Most often, the baby tooth falls out on its own. After it does, pressure from the tongue helps to move the permanent tooth forward, toward the correct position.
Please give us a call if you're concerned about your child's tooth.
Pediatric Dentistry in Palos Heights, IL
We are a pediatric dental office located in Palos Heights, IL, and are involved in our community and the surrounding areas. Many of our patients drive from Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Homer Glen, and Palos Park. Our location is centralized to serve many of these large communities.
Are you hosting a local event? Contact us about sponsorship! Palos Pediatric Dentistry loves being involves in our community. We would love to help support your event and connect with our community!
Are there any alternatives to sedation or general anesthesia?
For a variety of reasons, there are some parents who are against sedation or anesthesia, or there are some children who are not able to tolerate anesthesia. There are also situations where anesthesia is the only reasonable option. I try to work with each individual family to come up with a treatment option that meets your child’s dental needs and fits with your values and priorities.
Where do you perform general anesthesia?
I work out of three locations for general anesthesia cases. Advocate Christ Children’s Hospital is staffed by board certified anesthesiologists with advanced training in pediatrics. The same anesthesia group covers Tinley Woods Surgery Center, where I am also on staff. Finally, I work with both Dr. Messieha and Dr. Higgins for in-office anesthesia. There are several factors that can affect which location might be best for your child. I am happy to discuss those factors in person.
Accepted Insurance Plans at Palos Pediatric Dentistry
We accept most types of dental insurance. As a courtesy, we will submit your dental claims to your insurance company and apply payments to your account. Even if we are not an in-network provider, we will still submit all claims for you. We do ask for payment of the estimated patient portion at the time of service. Please see our Financial Information for more details.
If you have any questions about financing your child's dental care, please do not hesitate to contact our Palos Heights office. A friendly member of our team would be happy to answer all your questions.