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By Bolingbrook Dental Care
May 10, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Oral Surgery  

A number of conditions may require oral surgery. Bolingbrook Dental Care, which is located in Bolingbrook, IL, offers a full range of oral surgerydental services. We also specialize in the treatment of oral and maxillofacial conditions. Here are four reasons why you may need oral surgery.

1. Replace Missing Teeth

Dental implant surgery is an outpatient surgery that replaces tooth roots with metal posts and replaces lost teeth with false teeth that function and look like natural teeth. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that stimulates bone growth and prevent bone loss.

2. Jaw Repair and Realignment

Jaw surgery is performed by a surgeon to correct dental and skeletal irregularities, including the misalignment of teeth and jaws. Jaw surgery can improve breathing, speaking and chewing. Surgery is usually only recommended where the misalignment affects everyday functions such as speaking, eating and sleeping.

3. Tooth Extractions

A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. A dental extraction may be necessary if a tooth is so damaged that it cannot be fixed with a dental restoration.

4. Root Canal Therapy

A root canal is necessary to save a tooth when the pulp becomes infected or inflamed. It is important to place a crown on an endodontically treated tooth to protect it from stress, which will increase its longevity. Root canal treatment has a very high success rate. A root-canal-treated tooth can last a lifetime with proper care.

Life always offers another chance to get back on track. It's called today. Call Bolingbrook Dental Care at 630-739-5500 right now to schedule a dental consultation in Bolingbrook, IL. Bolingbrook Dental Care will help you achieve real relief with little expense or trouble.

By Bolingbrook Dental Care
February 15, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: oral hygiene  

Cavities don't have to be an unavoidable fact of life. Good oral hygiene is the key to reducing your risk of tooth decay. Drs. Rani Seeth, oral hygieneAlina Huff, Tabasam Akbar and Sheila George, your Bolingbrook, IL, dentists at Bolingbrook Dental Care, explain why oral hygiene is so important.

Brushing keeps your smile bright and healthy

Brushing doesn't just keep your teeth sparkling and your breath fresh. It also removes plaque, a transparent film that collects on your teeth. Bacteria found in plaque combines with sugar in the foods you eat to produce acids. These acids attack your tooth enamel and cause cavities. If you don't remove plaque, it eventually hardens and forms a deposit called tartar that's responsible for gum disease.

Brushing your teeth twice a day is a simple, inexpensive way to remove plaque and prevent painful tooth decay and gum disease. A quick swipe of the toothbrush isn't enough to rid your mouth of plaque. If you want to make sure that your mouth is plaque-free, brush for at least two minutes. Concentrate on brushing each tooth individually, and don't forget to brush the backside of teeth too.

Flossing is an important part of every oral hygiene routine

Brushing removes plaque from the surface of teeth, but what about the areas between teeth? Toothbrush bristles can't reach those spaces, but floss can. Flossing once per day removes plaque and food particles stuck between teeth. If you can't reach your back teeth with string or tape floss, buy small flossing picks that make the job easier.

Don't forget to brush your tongue

Your tongue has plenty of nooks and crannies that make it the perfect hiding place for bacteria. Unfortunately, if you brush your teeth but don't brush your tongue, the bacteria on your tongue eventually move on to your teeth. Brushing your tongue every time you brush your teeth is the best way to reduce bacteria in your mouth. If you avoid brushing your tongue because you tend to gag, try using a tongue scraper instead of a toothbrush.

Good oral hygiene and regular dental visits will help you keep your smile healthy. If it's time for your next checkup, call Drs. Seeth, Huff, Akbar and George, your Bolingbrook, IL, dentists at Bolingbrook Dental Care, at (630) 739-5500 to schedule an appointment.

By Bolingbrook Dental Care
January 03, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Oral Surgery  

No one looks forward to surgery, but sometimes, oral surgery is the best way to treat a dental problem. Dr. Rani Seeth, Dr. Alina Huff, Dr. dental implantsSheila George and Dr. Tabasam Akbar, your Bolingbrook, IL dentists at Bolingbrook Dental Care share a few reasons why you may need to have oral surgery.

You're getting dental implants

Dental implants are placed in your jawbone during a minor oral surgical procedure. During the procedure, your dentist creates a hole in the jawbone and places the titanium implants inside. Implants, which look like tiny screws, are capable of bonding to your bone. They offer an excellent way to replace your natural tooth roots and provide a sturdy foundation for a dental crown that will be added to the top of the implant.

Not enough room in your mouth for your wisdom teeth

Many people don't have enough room in their mouth for their wisdom teeth, which can result in pain and nerve damage. If your teeth have erupted naturally, they can be easily extracted, but if all or part of them remain trapped beneath your gums, oral surgery is necessary to remove the tooth.

You have an infection at the root of a tooth

Root canals are used to remove infected or inflamed pulp at the center of your tooth. In most cases, root canal treatment puts an end to your pain, but in some cases, the pain doesn't go away. The problem can occur if the very end of your root is infected. During oral surgery, the tip of the root is removed, in addition to inflamed tissue surrounding it.

You have a problem with your bite

Orthodontic treatment can be very helpful if your upper and lower teeth don't fit together properly, but oral surgery may be needed if the misalignment is severe.

Are you concerned about a dental problem? Call your Bolingbrook, IL dentists at Bolingbrook Dental Care, at (630) 739-5500 to schedule an appointment.

By Bolingbrook Dental Care
October 13, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

A perfect smile doesn't usually come naturally. Many celebrities, for example, have cosmetic dental work done at some point in their veneerscareers to give them the million-watt smile associated with Hollywood's elite. The difference in their earlier projects can be quite striking. In many cases, these A-listers owe their white, brilliant, even smiles to veneers. Two thousand miles away, veneers also offer our patients at Bolingbrook Dental Care a chance to have a brand new and beautiful smile. Learn more about how Dr. Rani Seeth, Dr. Alina Huff, Dr. Sheila George and Dr. Tabasam Akbar use veneers to give their patients the smile they've always dreamed of having.

What are veneers?

Made from porcelain materials, veneers are dental restorations that are crafted one by one in a laboratory to fit directly over the front of the wearer's corresponding natural teeth. After your veneers are designed, your Bolingbrook dentist affixes each veneer to the teeth with a strong bonding cement. Veneers are extremely thin - about half the width of a dime - and translucent, resulting in a realistic facade that covers a myriad of cosmetic issues, which are discussed below.

How can veneers fix my smile?

Most people have at least one cosmetic flaw in their teeth they'd like to repair. While other dental restorations and cosmetic procedures only resolve one problem at a time, veneers uniquely cover up any and all flaws with one simple installation. Discolorations, crookedness, gaps, chips, odd or unevenly-shaped teeth - all these problems are eradicated once your Bolingbrook dentist has designed and placed your veneers.

If you're wondering about veneers for yourself, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists and discuss your cosmetic dentistry goals. Bolingbrook Dental Care in Bolingbrook, IL is committed to helping each of our patients achieve the best dental health and appearance possible!

By Bolingbrook Dental Care
September 01, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Digging into tooth replacement options for your missing tooth or teeth may seem difficult or confusing. However, with dental implants, dental implantsyou can replace your teeth permanently and restore your smile to what it was before your missing teeth. Find out more about dental implants with your dentist at Bolingbrook Dental Care in Bolingbrook, IL.

Facts About Dental Implants

  • Dental implants are permanent. Thanks to their design, dental implants integrate permanently into the bone in which they are placed. Successful and permanent integration is crucial in providing a strong foundation for the replacement tooth. While the replacement tooth may need maintenance over the years, the implant itself will last a lifetime.
  • Dental implants help restore your smile aesthetically and functionally. One of the most obvious benefits of dental implants is the full, gap-free smile they provide. However, they also restore the biting surface of a tooth which, in some cases, can help relieve the symptoms of conditions like TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. Implants can also help reverse the side effects of missing teeth like sagging facial skin. Implants also provide the stimulation the jawbone requires to stay healthy and prevent bone atrophy.
  • Dental implants are versatile. Dental implants can replace one, many, or all of your teeth. However, an implant for every tooth is not always necessary. For example, replacing all of your teeth requires the help of only four to six implants which hold an implant-supported denture in place. Replacing three teeth in a row requires only two implants on either side to anchor down the bridge.
  • Dental implants are a natural-looking tooth replacement option. A dental laboratory customizes each replacement tooth which will eventually cover your dental implant. The lab also takes the restoration’s color into account, carefully matching it to your natural teeth. This ensures a natural look which will blend in with your smile flawlessly. Your implants will feel, function and look just like natural teeth.

Getting Dental Implants in Bolingbrook

For more information on dental implants, please contact Dr. Rani Seeth, Dr. Alina Huff, Dr. Avanti Sanghavi and Dr. Tabasam Akbar, at Bolingbrook Dental Care in Bolingbrook, IL. Call (630) 739-5500 to schedule your consultation for dental implants today!

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