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Groves Dental Care
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Financial Info

Many patients cannot get the dental treatment they want and need – not because they don’t feel like it or don’t care, but because they aren’t given options to make the treatment fit within their budget.

Ultimately, patients want to get their treatment done and are happy to pay for it when they are informed about everything up front. Nobody likes to be blindsided with financial surprises.

At Groves Dental Care, we make it a priority to communicate clearly and transparently with our patients.

Dental Benefits (Insurance)

We accept most major dental benefits plans, including: 

Aetna

Ameritas

Cigna

Delta Dental PPO

Delta Dental Premiere

Dentegra

FCL Blue Dental Choice

GEHA/Connection Dental

Guardian

Humana

Metlife

Premier PPO

United Healthcare

​If your plan is not listed here, call us and ask about it! We are happy to look into your plan benefits and determine your coverage. We welcome and treat many patients who do not have dental benefits. We also provide quality service to patients who have dental insurance that does not offer them many benefits.

Payment Options

For your convenience, we accept cash, all major credit cards, and Cashier's checks.

Payment Plans

We offer multiple third-party payment plans like CareCredit, a healthcare "credit card" with some 0% interest payment options available. We also offer in-office payment plans for some treatments for your convenience.

Lending Point

Care Credit

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Frequently Asked Questions

Finding the right dentist in Loxahatchee can be a challenging endeavor. Believe it or not, there’s a lot more to it than just finding a dental provider with an excellent location or convenient office hours. While those factors are essential, there are also other things you should take into consideration when you find your perfect dentist in FL.

A Welcoming and Modern Environment

A dentist who has a clean and modern office probably also offers leading-edge technology. This benefits you because you’ll find your dental appointments are more streamlined and efficient.

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions

You should feel comfortable talking with your dentist and their staff. Don’t hesitate to ask them about the continuing education or training they participate in, or about their treatment philosophies.

You might consider scheduling a treatment consultation with your prospective provider if you’re thinking about cosmetic dentistry or you have teeth in need of repair. This gives you an excellent opportunity to ask the critical questions you need to so you can make sure their philosophies align with your goals.

If you’re looking for exceptional dental care in Loxahatchee, FL, Dr. Anis Elkhechen would love the opportunity to talk with you! Contact Groves Dental Care today to learn more about how we can serve your family.

Dental Procedures & Eating | Dentist LoxahatcheeMany times, the only requirement to take into consideration before eating, is allowing the anesthetic to wear off. Otherwise, it is easy to bite your lips and cheeks without knowing it, which will cause some discomfort and bruising for several days to a week.

When extra care is needed

However, extra care should be taken with eating if you have had a tooth removed or a temporary prosthesis/ material placed in your mouth. These types of situations require some extra attention. Your dentist should give you these post-op instructions at the appointment.

Feel free to visit our post-procedure instructions section on the home page of our website if you want to see specific post-op instructions for certain procedures.

Anesthetic can take anywhere between 30 minutes and 3 hours to typically wear off depending on the type of anesthetic used and the amount used.

Some anesthetics have longer acting components where the numbing sensation can last between 8-12 hours. These longer acting anesthetics are typically only used for longer procedures that involve extensive surgery.

The important part to remember here is that, patients should not eat solid foods until the effects of the anesthetic have fully disappeared in order to avoid injuring or gnawing on their cheeks and/or lips and not realize it.  Also, patients should avoid hot foods while they are numb because they cannot gauge how hot something is and therefore can easily burn themselves. 

Broken Tooth Dental Accident | Emergency Dentist LoxahatcheeIf you ever have trauma or an accident that involves your teeth or jaw, it would be in your best interest to go see your dentist to have him or her assess if there was any damage done.

Dental X-Rays after trauma

Sometimes trauma to your teeth can cause the nerve inside the tooth to die and become infected without you even knowing. Therefore, it is very important to have an x-ray taken in that area to assess the situation

You should go see your dentist ASAP especially if you notice teeth have chipped or broken, change in color, gums are bleeding, the area is sore, or teeth have actually moved.

What to do if a tooth falls out

 If a tooth/teeth have actually fallen out of your mouth, the best action to take is to put the tooth in milk and go see a dentist IMMEDIATELY because sometimes he or she can re-implant the tooth if you go see them within an hour or two. 

If you think you are experiencing a dental emergency, or if you've experienced a break or crack, don't hesitate to give our office a call right away. We'll schedule an appointment for care right away! 

While every person’s body responds differently in different situations, a person who loses a tooth is much more susceptible to have a shifting tooth/teeth versus someone who has not lost a tooth.

If and when teeth do shift, they will generally drift forward towards the front of the mouth if there is space present as opposed to moving backwards in the mouth.

Shifting teeth can create a variety of issues including changes in bite, tilted teeth, loss of opposing teeth, food traps, and gum issues. Therefore, in most cases it is highly recommended to replace missing teeth whenever possible to avoid the potential for these issues.

Tooth Replacement Options

In many cases, your dentist can work with you to start a tooth replacement option right away if you need a tooth extraction as well, which can help to prevent these issues from ever forming. Whether you decide to go with a dental implant, bridge, or partial dentures, starting the process early is key!

Dental implants are one of the most popular choices available today as they are durable and comfortable. The process involves implanting a titanium post to replace the tooth root, and allowing that post to heal and bond to your jawbone. Once the healing process completes, you will have a full crown placed over the implant, and can use the tooth as normal. Dentures are another great choice, and we can help you work with partials if needed to replace just a couple of missing teeth. 

Bridges are a third option, and another popular choice. A bridge works by seating partial crowns on either side of the missing tooth, over those existing teeth, and attaching a full crown in the middle for the missing tooth. 

If you have any questions, or if you want to schedule an appointment to look at your options for tooth replacement, don't hesitate to contact our team today for more information! 

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