General Dentistry

Dentist in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

It is recommended by the ADA that everyone should visit the dentist at least twice a year to ensure optimal oral health. Our team will consistently provide you with high-quality professional dental cleanings and thorough preventive exams.

During our cleanings, we will:

• Remove tartar build-up on your teeth
• Remove plaque
• Perform teeth polishing to help remove light surface stains

Our hygienists are gentle, yet thorough. You will leave feeling confident in your healthy, vibrant smile.

Fillings
Harmful bacteria on the tooth can lead to decay. Decay is then removed by the dentist. Once decay has been removed, the doctor must fill the area where tooth structure has been removed. This protects the tooth from infection and further decay. Tooth colored fillings are made out of porcelain or composite resin, which is undetectable and offers an aesthetically pleasing solution for a decayed tooth.

If left untreated, small cavities (decay) can enlarge and may lead painful infection, leading to root canal therapy.

Root Canal Treatment
A root canal is a treatment of the center of the tooth that is inflamed, infected or dead. Symptoms of the infection include visible injury or swelling of the tooth and sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

Our dentists will take an x-ray of the tooth. If they determine that you need a root canal treatment, they will schedule 1 or 2 appointments based on the size and duration of an abscess and other factors. Before starting root canal therapy, a local anesthesia will be administered to ensure your complete comfort. They will thoroughly clean the inside of the canals. The tooth will then need a crown to protect it from decay and fracture.

Root canal therapy can preserve a patient’s tooth for a lifetime. It is a highly successful procedure with more than a 95% success rate.

Tooth Extractions
Dental (tooth) extractions may be necessary when a tooth is loose or infected and causing severe pain. Our pain management techniques and advances in anesthesia have made dental extractions comfortable and almost painless.

After this procedure, be sure to rest and follow the doctor’s orders. You can use a cold compress to keep down swelling and reduce pain. Also, limit yourself to soft foods for the next couple days after surgery. Avoid drinking from a straw and smoking to prevent dry sockets.

Contact our dental office in Oakbrook Terrace if you have any questions about our general dentistry.

Contact our dental office in Oakbrook Terrace if you have any questions about our general dentistry.