FAQS

Does your office see dental emergencies?

Yes! We will get you in as quickly as possible in the event of a dental emergency. Call us as soon as possible if you or a family member is in need of emergency dental care.

Where are you located?

To find Lovejoy Dentistry near Allen, Texas, visit our map on the contact us page, or call for directions.

Insurance is very confusing. Can your office administrator help me file?

Yes. We understand your confusion and have an expert on staff to help you. Simply bring your card or claim into our office, or call to speak with our friendly insurance assistant.

Does your office use lasers?

We use many kinds of lasers for precise, comfortable dentistry. DIAGNOdent is our cavity-detection laser. It will scan your teeth to find decay and areas prone to decay, and we will not have to inspect each of your teeth with a traditional dental hook.

Our soft-tissue laser allows us to treat gum disease, perform crown lengthening, harvest and place gum grafts, reduce gum tissue for esthetics, and do biopsies. You will need no stitches after laser surgery, and bleeding is minimal. Most patients recover more quickly after laser surgery than they do following traditional surgery.

I avoid dental visits because of anxiety…is this normal? Can you help?

Many people fear dental visits because of negative past experiences or control issues. We understand dental anxiety and offer a solution to help you overcome your stress. With sedation dentistry, we can help you gain full peace of mind and body so that you can receive the dental work you need – and deserve.

What happens if missing teeth are not replaced?

Missing teeth can lead to a host of other problems, including additional tooth loss. Research shows that if a missing tooth is not replaced, up to 20% of adjacent teeth will fall out in the next 4 to 8 years. Missing teeth also cause remaining teeth to shift, causing spaces between teeth, food impaction, bite collapse, chewing alteration, and TMJ pain. You’re also more susceptible to gum disease, a serious health condition that can significantly shorten your life span.