Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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... Periodontal Exams View a Complete List of our Dental Services We've developed this informational website as an extension of our practice, to serve as a convenient, educational resource for our patients...

Patient Dental Education
Online Dental Education Library Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums...

Dentist Office
...We diagnose and treat patients based on what their needs are NOT based on what an insurance plan may or may not cover...

New Patients
... Earn the trust and respect of patients, profession and community...

Our Lombard Place Office
...We diagnose and treat patients based on what their needs are NOT based on what an insurance plan may or may not cover...

Testimonials
...After a few years my entire family chose to be his patients...

Nirvana Wellness
WE ARE SAFELY OPEN!! Chiropractic Services: Tue, Thurs 10-1 Massage Services: Mon, Thurs, Fri 10-4, Tue, Wed 10-6 Call us Today for an appointment! Our number one priority is ensuring the safety of our staff and our wonderful patients so the following protocols will be put in place: All therapists will be wearing masks during treatment Patients are required to wear masks to their appointments but may remove them during treatment Patients may remain down during treatment Patients will be asked to remain outside the clinic when they arrive for their appointment to reduce contact in the waiting area and will be told when to enter...

Dental Staff
...Hence we have a highly trained and dedicated staff whose only job is to educate and assist our patients to thoroughly understand all of their treatment options and costs associated with their treatment...

Invisalign
...There are indeed many orthodontic patients who fit that description...

Orthodontics
...Formerly recommended only for adult patients, they now come with special features — like compliance indicators to tell how often you've been wearing them — that make them appropriate for teens in some situations...

Dental Implants
...Whether you are missing one tooth, several teeth or all your teeth, dental implants are preferred by doctors and patients alike...

What Braces? Why Lingual Braces May Be a Good Option?
...Look for a dentist who is confident in offering lingual braces as an option to their patients...

Invisalign Provides a Subtle Option For a Professional to Straighten Teeth
...The wear pattern on the tabs tells patients and doctors how much the aligners are worn...

Dental Implants Fill the Gaps In Your Smile
...The dental implant has been around for decades and offers patients: lasting beauty natural speaking and eating freedom from dentures longevity and stability a success rate as high as 98 percent (according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry) Placement of a Dental Implant The dental implant fills an empty tooth socket with an artificial root made of titanium, and it completes a smile above the gum line with a perfectly designed and crafted crown...

COVID-19 Alert
...Additionally, to ensure the health and safety of all of our patients and staff, there will be some changes to the way in which patients move through the office...

Adult Orthodontic Treatment
There are more and more adult orthodontic patients these days, and it's not hard to figure out why...

Post-Orthodontic Care
...They aren't recommended for patients with certain conditions, like teeth grinding...

Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS)
...The benefits they offer some orthodontic patients could even be called groundbreaking...

Types of Braces
For the vast majority of orthodontic patients, wearing fixed appliances (commonly called braces) will be a major part of treatment — and those braces, for the most part, will be the familiar silvery-metal type...

Orthodontic FAQs
...In the case of younger patients, early treatment may make extraction unnecessary...

Crowns & Bridgework
...Removable Bridgework For those patients who have lost all their teeth, but have not lost significant bone, a fixed bridge (permanent non-removable teeth) may be the treatment of choice...

Nitrous Oxide
...In fact, many patients report a feeling of well-being during this type of sedation...

Oral Systemic Connection
...Numerous studies have shown that patients with severe periodontal disease are at increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease...

Periodontal Flap Surgery
... Related Articles Periodontal Flap Surgery Most surgical patients are surprised by how comfortable the experience of flap surgery is and how painless it is afterward...

Ultrasonic Cleanings
...Many patients prefer ultrasonics to other types of scaling, possibly because it requires the clinician to use less force than a hand scaler to get the same effect...

Blood Thinners & Dental Procedures
... Anticoagulants are among the more widely used pharmaceuticals today, particularly for heart patients...

Facial Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery
... Severe facial trauma is often a critical condition, since over 60% of these patients also have serious injuries in other parts of the body...

Oral Cancer Screening
...But today, younger people form the fastest-growing segment among oral cancer patients...

Wisdom Teeth
...The extraction (removal) of one or more third molars is a relatively common procedure, performed on some 5 million patients every year...

Antibiotic Premedicationfor Dental Treatments
... A growing body of evidence now indicates that far fewer patients need to take this preventive step than was previously thought...

Oral Cancer
... While most oral cancer patients are smokers, the fastest-growing segment of newly diagnosed cases is young, non-smoking adults...

Air Abrasion
...Will routine dental procedures be performed with patients noticing no vibration or pressure...

Cone Beam CT Imaging
... Orthognathic Jaw Surgery and Temporo-mandibular Joint (TMJ) Disease: Patients benefit when the specialists who treat these conditions can evaluate their anatomy with the three-dimensional perspective that cone beam CT provides...

Digital X-Rays
... Advantages of Digital X-Rays Besides minimizing radiation exposure, digital x-rays offer numerous advantages to dentists and patients alike...

Intra-Oral Camera
...Prior to the development of this technology, some patients found it challenging to understand problems such as dental decay and periodontal disease...

Laser Dentistry
...Not only are they more exact in the amount of material they remove, but they eliminate the noise and vibration of the dental drill, which is uncomfortable for some patients...

Same-Day Crowns (CAD/CAM)
... Related Articles Creating In-Office Dental Restorations With Computers Once upon a time, dentists — and patients — needed to wait weeks for a dental laboratory to make crowns and other dental restorations...

Fixed Dentures
...Doctors and patients alike prefer fixed over removable dentures because they: Look, feel and function just like natural teeth Don't slip when you eat or talk Prevent bone loss in the jaw Last a lifetime How It Works Dental implants serve the same purpose as the roots of natural teeth: anchoring the replacement teeth to your jawbone...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
...The reality is that most patients experience no pain during the surgery and very little discomfort afterward...

Root Canal Treatment
...For many patients, the worst is already over...

Endodontics
...Here's what to expect: First, you will receive anesthesia (usually a numbing shot) — and for many patients, the worst is now over...

Orthodontics
...In fact, about one in five of today's orthodontic patients is an adult...

Periodontal Therapy
...That is why dental professionals are always on the lookout for early signs that patients may not notice...

Technology
...Although they may seem unfamiliar at first, new and improved dental technologies offer plenty of real benefits for patients...