The cornerstone of a successful oral health regimen is routine dental cleanings, and our hygiene team at Dental Group of Evergreen Park has years of collective experience in giving patients this important regular dental care. Regular dental appointments are crucial for maintaining your oral health because they allow the dentist to check your entire mouth, recognize potential problem areas, and propose preventive measures in addition to diagnosing and treating any teeth or gum problems you may have. The most effective approach to keep your gums healthy, your breath fresh, and your teeth clean and free of decay between visits is to maintain a regular oral hygiene routine.
Regular professional cleanings help to remove stubborn plaque, a collection of bacteria that leads to cavities and tooth decay. Regular dental cleanings help tp provide:
Come in and see our team at Dental Group of Evergreen Park every six months to maintain the healthiest and brightest smile possible!
Regular professional dental examinations enable our staff to identify and treat minor oral health issues before they have a chance to worsen and cause more serious problems including tooth loss, decay, periodontal disease, root infections, and others. Usually, these minor issues can be handled effectively in the same appointment or at a subsequent one. Professional in-office exams with a member of our staff should be scheduled every six months, although certain patients might need them more frequently due to risk factors for particular oral health concerns. A comprehensive cleaning by your dentist as well as a thorough examination of your teeth and gums are both parts of routine dental checkups. During this exam, our team will carefully look for signs of oral health conditions, as well as conditions that are just beginning to show signs of development.
The goal of bi-annual dental visits is to avoid costly dental complications. Cavities, serious tooth decay, and gum disorders like gingivitis and periodontitis can all be prevented with regular dental cleanings and exams. A routine dental examination and x-rays will allow the dentist to detect problems before you do! You can keep your teeth for a lifetime and enhance your general health with frequent preventative treatment and good oral hygiene!
Come in and see our veteran team at Dental Group of Evergreen Park for your next dental exam and cleaning, and our team can help ensure that your smile remains healthy and free of signs of common oral health concerns.
Tartar, which forms from plaque accumulation on the teeth and gums, can eventually cause decay and the development of tiny holes in the teeth. Dental cavities are these tiny holes, and if they are not filled in, they can cause more serious oral health issues and dental problems in the future.
Fillings are the routine dental treatment used to address cavities, and use a special resin to fill these small holes, or cavities, hence their name "fillings" as they fill these cavities. Dental fillings generally help maintain the full health and function of the tooth while also stopping decay, help keep the tooth healthy and avoid the need for the tooth to be removed.
Signs that you may in need of a dental filling to address cavities in the teeth can be tooth pain and tooth sensitivity. Speak with our team today at Dental Group of Evergreen Park today if you believe you're in need of a dental filling!
Dental sealants are a preventative and routine dental treatment that add a protective layer to the tooth enamel, helping to protect the crowns and biting surface of your teeth from decay, cavities, and the acidic effects of food and beverages. Dental sealants have been shown to help protect the biting surface of your teeth and fight decay. There are simply some parts of this biting surface that conventional brushing can't entirely protect, even while following a strict oral hygiene plan. Sealants provide extra defense against tooth decay and cavities developing on the biting surface.
Both adults and kids can benefit from dental sealants, and even children as young as early grade school years or earlier can safely receive them.
Speak with our team today at Dental Group of Evergreen Park to learn more about sealants and the other routine dental treatments that we offer!
Tooth loss can happen as a result of untreated gum disease and tooth rot. For a variety of causes, including tooth decay, face injuries, and dental emergency, a tooth may fall out or need to be pulled. Root infections that originate in the pulp of the tooth can also necessitate tooth extractions, but this type of tooth loss is often avoidable with root canal treatments, which keep infected teeth from needing extraction. The function of your teeth, your bite, and your ability to speak and chew normally can all be impacted by even one missing tooth.
Replacing teeth that have been lost or pulled is crucial right away after the loss or extraction of a permanent adult tooth because missing teeth can eventually cause the jawbone itself to deteriorate.
Speak with our team at Dental Group of Evergreen Park if you're experiencing severe tooth pain or severe tooth sensitivity, which are signs that teeth should be examined for signs of decay or the need for extraction.
When it comes to the level of pain or discomfort individuals experience during care, root canals have changed from being a commonly dreaded dental operation to becoming a typical dental surgery that most patients compare to getting a dental filling. Today, millions of Americans undergo these procedures each year, and happily, root canals are now a quick and easy treatment that can be finished in just one visit.
When the inner layer, or pulp, of the teeth become infected, this can result in the root of the tooth dying or becoming severely infected. This can result in tooth pain and sensitivity, and can eventually lead to the tooth needed to be extracted to prevent further infection.
During a root canal, your dentist will begin by drilling a small hole in the tooth that allows them to access the inner tooth material, or pulp. The infected material within the tooth is removed, and then filled with a synthetic material that protects the tooth from further infection. The hole is then sealed, and the tooth is now on its way to recovery. Root canals, as stated above, are now considered to be as uncomfortable by patients as a routine dental filling. The main reason for this is the use of local anesthesia, which numbs the area so the patient does not feel anything on that side of their mouth entirely.
After a root canal has been performed, it's key to maintain a strong oral health regiment to keep teeth healthy and safe from decay and the need for extractions.
Tooth bonding is an alternate cosmetic and restorative dental procedure, essentially a replacement for veneers, that recovers the teeth from chipping, cracks, discolouration, and other aesthetic flaws. It is a tried-and-true and highly dependable dental remedy.
First steps before bonding takes place include treating the teeth with a bonding solution as well as using gently using dental tools along the surface of the teeth. The bonding solution itself is then applied to the teeth, and then formed into the desired final solution by your dentist. Bonding can typically be completed in one visit, and it's vital to maintain a strong oral health regimen of twice daily brushing, daily flossing, and the use of mouthwash in order to protect your newly bonded teeth.
Learn more about tooth bonding and whether or not it may be the right dental solution for you by calling our veteran team of providers at Dental Group of Evergreen Park today!
Inlays and onlays are a flexible treatment option that help heal and repair damaged teeth by covering the affected areas with material, such as porcelain, gold, or other composite materials, to improve the teeth's aesthetics and functional appearance. Inlays and onlays can be applied in as little as one or two dental appointments and are situated similarly to how dental fillings are positioned.
During the first inlay or only visit, your dentist will determine which damaged areas of the teeth require inlays or onlays in order to restore these damaged areas and help to restore the function of these damaged teeth. This visit will also involve your dentist using tools to remove as much decayed material on the tooth as possible, which helps to prepare the tooth for inlay and only placement. Your dentist will then request inlays or onlays for fabrication.
While fillings can actually reduce the strength anf function of teeth overtime if many have to be added, inlays and onlays add to tooth strength, making them an alternative to fillings for patients who have extensive tooth damage. Inlays and onlays are bonded to the teeth using special resins that help retain and add to the strength of teeth, making them a fantastic long-term treatment solution that can last decades when cared for properly.
Speak with our team at Dental Group of Evergreen Park today to learn more about inlays and onlays as well as if they may be the right dental solution for you!
In order to help patients maintain the complete functionality of their smile and bite, dentures are a dependable and well-respected restorative dentistry treatment that replaced natural teeth that had rotted or been pulled with synthetic teeth. The majority of dentures are primarily made of acrylic materials and, with proper maintenance, can last patients their entire lives. Patients should be made aware of the following several denture types:
The false teeth that accompany dentures are typically made of porcelain, and are placed after natural teeth have been removed. There are also partial dentures which can allow for some natural teeth to be left. After dentures are placed, patients can continue to brush and floss as normal to best maintain their dentures. Regular checkups with your dentist are also key in helping to protect dentures long term as your dentist will be able to spot minor complications with your dentures before these turn into larger issues.
Speak with our veteran restorative dentistry team at Dental Group of Evergreen Park today to learn more about dentures and whether or not they may be the right dental solution for you!
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