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By Bolingbrook Dental Care
February 16, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Oral Surgery  

To most people, oral surgery sounds like a nightmare. However, it's a fact that most people will need oral surgery at least once in their life. To be prepared for any oral surgery it is important to learn about the different types. It also helps to have some of the best oral surgeons in Bolingbrook, IL, Dr. Manju Suresh, Dr. Prabha Singh, and Dr. Rani Seeth of Bolingbrook Dental Care at your side.

Reasons for Oral Surgery:

  • Impacted tooth
  • Wisdom tooth removal
  • Tooth loss
  • Tooth or gum disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Jaw pain or realignment

Oral surgery is an extremely common practice that can address a myriad of dental conditions. For example, an impacted wisdom tooth commonly brings people to their local oral surgeon. A quick surgery can remove that painfully awkward tooth and restore your health with only a small recovery period. Compared to other medical surgeries, oral surgery usually is less invasive and less debilitating. If you suffer from any of the conditions above, ask your dentist how oral surgery can help.

When Should You Get Oral Surgery

You will know when oral surgery is necessary if your mouth is causing you extreme pain. This pain could be a symptom of many things so you should visit your Bolingbrook dentist as soon as possible. Once your doctor determines the cause of your condition they might want to perform oral surgery. You may need gum surgery or dental implant surgery. If it is a much deeper issue, you may need a complex jaw realignment surgery or jaw bone repair. Those who have been in a serious accident could need immediate surgery.

Sometimes, however, we may hold off on that dentist visit because we believe the problem will go away. This is a terrible mistake because your issues will only cause you more trouble in the future and require more extensive surgery. Always keep your dentist up to date on any new or developing mouth pain.

How to Prepare for Oral Surgery

If you are required to get oral surgery you should prepare yourself and your home for the most optimal recovery. Make sure that your house is clean and comfortable so you can rest for a few days if necessary. Follow your dentist's pre-surgery instructions. You will usually have to fast for 8-10 hours before your surgery, and you might not be able to eat certain foods after so make sure to have easy to eat food at home. Transportation from a friend or family member is also highly recommended, especially if you are taking a strong anesthetic. Overall, oral surgery is nothing to fear. It is just another way dentists help you stay healthy and happy.

To learn more about oral surgery call or visit Bolingbrook Dental Care where Dr. Suresh, Dr. Singh, and Dr. Seeth can use their expertise to solve your dental issues. Call Bolingbrook Dental Care in Bolingbrook, IL, at (630) 739-5500

By Bolingbrook Dental Care
December 30, 2020
Category: Oral Health

Would you neglect your car or house insurance premiums? Well, the same philosophy applies to regular dental checkups. They provide checks vital to your oral health. Let your dentists at Bolingbrook Dental Care in Bolingbrook, IL, provide your preventive care. Drs. Seeth, Singh, and Suresh keep tabs on your smile so you look good and thrive.

When you see your Bolingbrook, IL, dentist

Expect a hygienic cleaning and complete oral exam. That's right; two professionals at Bolingbrook Dental Care will see you--your hygienist first, followed by Dr. Seeth, Dr. Singh, or Dr. Suresh.

Your hygienist will update your medical history and examine your mouth. She'll take X-rays--bitewing or full mouth as needed. This digital imaging reveals decay between teeth and evaluates your bone structure. She also measures your gum pockets, or sulci, an important indicator of your periodontal health.

Next, comes to your teeth scaling and polishing. This gentle cleaning removes germ-filled plaque and tartar from between and around your teeth. These residues cause tooth decay and gum disease, both leading reasons for tooth loss in the United States, reports the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Finally, your dentist comes in for your oral exam. She inspects all your soft and hard tissues, looking for:

  • Problems with the dental bite, alignment, and jaw joint dysfunction
  • Dental decay
  • Signs of periodontal (gum) disease
  • Deterioration of fillings, crowns, bridges, or other restorations
  • Oral cancer

Then, your dentist will share her findings with you and recommend any restorations needed.

A word on oral cancer screening

The American Cancer Society says that about 53,000 Americans will receive an oral cancer diagnosis this year. About 10,000 of these individuals will not survive beyond five years. Because early detection positively impacts the outcome of oral cancer, these simple in-office screenings provide peace of mind for both you and your dentist who wants the best in oral health for you and all her patients.

Every six months

Come to Bolingbrook Dental Care soon for your routine check-up and cleaning. Your dentist recommends a six-month schedule for most patients. Call us today for an appointment with Dr. Rani Seeth, Dr. Prabha Singh, or Dr. Manju Suresh in our Bolingbrook, IL, office at (630) 739-5500. 

By Bolingbrook Dental Care
December 23, 2020
Category: Oral Health

How dental checkups from your dentists in Bolingbrook, Illinois can help you enjoy a healthy smile. 

If you are brushing and flossing regularly, that’s excellent! It’s only natural to wonder if you really need to visit your dentist for regular checkups. The answer is, YES! Your dentist and dental hygienist spot problems that you may not know about. They can help keep small dental issues from becoming more serious dental problems. The dentists at Bolingbrook Dental Care in Bolingbrook, Illinois are experts at helping you enjoy a healthy smile.

Regular checkups are recommended every six months to one year, and your dentist may also recommend x-rays at regular intervals too. Dental x-rays help your dentist see structures hidden by gum tissue, including tooth roots. With x-rays, your dentist can diagnose and treat periodontal disease, abscess, tooth decay, and other dental conditions.

X-rays are an important part of regular dental checkups, but the clinical dental exam is just as important. Your dentist will perform a visual examination of your teeth, gums, and other areas, checking for evidence of decay, gum disease, and oral cancer.

After the examination and x-rays, your dentist will recommend future treatment, including how often you need to have your teeth professionally cleaned. If you have healthy gums, you may only need dental cleanings every six months or every year. If your dentist has found evidence of periodontal disease, you will benefit from more frequent supportive periodontal therapy appointments every three to four months.

Future treatment may also include restorative services including fillings, crowns, root canal therapy, and other procedures. If you are missing teeth, dental implants, dental bridges, or dental appliances might be part of your treatment plan. If you have a healthy smile, your dentist can recommend cosmetic dentistry procedures including teeth whitening, veneers, or dental bonding to give you an outstanding smile.

Comprehensive dental treatment begins with regular dental checkups. When you schedule a dental checkup, you are helping to ensure the continuing health and beauty of your smile. To find out more about the importance of regular dental checkups, call the dentists of Bolingbrook Dental Care in Bolingbrook, Illinois at (630) 739-5500, and protect your smile!

By Bolingbrook Dental Care
October 21, 2020
Category: Orthodontics
Tags: Braces  

Orthodontic braces come in many shapes and styles. At Bolingbrook Dental Care, our dentists, Dr. Rani Seeth, Dr. Prabha Singh and Dr. Manju Suresh, evaluate children, teens and yes, adults in the Bolingbrook, IL, area for orthodontia to improve smile aesthetics, oral function and dental health.

Your teeth, gums and jaw

They work together to create your facial appearance and allow you to speak, bite and chew. Regrettably, some people have crooked, gapped smiles, poor dental bite (malocclusion) and misaligned jaws that impact the health of their teeth and gums.

That's where braces come in. The American Association of Orthodontists says the optimal age for orthodontic correction is when the jaw and supporting tissue is most pliable--between ages seven and 14.

However, even adults can pursue well-aligned, attractive smiles with our talented team in Bolingbrook. We offer all kinds of modern braces, including metal, ceramic and lingual (tongue-side) braces. Plus, we cater to our very young patients with space maintainers and palatal expanders which leverage the fluidity of their jaws.

Problems treated by braces

Your evaluation at Bolingbrook Dental Care will pinpoint your smile alignment issues. Your dentist will customize a treatment plan to create the perfect--and perfectly healthy--smile.

Straight teeth really are easier to brush and floss, harboring far less plaque and tartar and avoiding tooth decay and gum disease. Also, proper dental bite and jaw function help eliminate the ear pain, migraine headaches, teeth clenching and enamel wear which result from crooked smiles. Even sleep apnea may improve when you correct dental alignment.

Also, treatment with dental braces avoids:

  • Mouth trauma from a fall or sports injury (protruding front teeth put you at risk for oral lacerations and tooth fracture)
  • Enamel chipping
  • Mouth-breathing
  • Speech problems
  • Inability to close the lips completely
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Poor biting and chewing

Contact us about braces

At Bolingbrook Dental Care, Dr. Rani Seeth, Dr. Prabha Singh and Dr. Manju Suresh value their patients' oral health and overall well-being. As such, they deliver orthodontic consultations in their Bolingbrook, IL, office. Also, they offer special pricing on full sets of braces.

Contact us for your consultation. Learn about how orthodontic care can help you or a family member. Phone (630) 739-5500.

By Bolingbrook Dental Care
October 21, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Here are the many reasons people are saying “yes” to implants.

While there are many ways to replace missing teeth, more and more adults dealing with tooth loss are turning to our Bolingbrook, IL, family dentists Dr. Rani Seeth, Dr. Prabha Singh and Dr. Manju Suresh for dental implants. Wondering why dental implants have become the most popular way to replace missing teeth? Here are just some of the reasons why,

They Look and Feel Like Real Teeth

You’re going to be hard-pressed to find a tooth replacement option that looks and feels as close to the real thing as a dental implant. Since implants replace the entire tooth, from root to crown, you will feel fully confident being able to smile, chew, eat and talk without worrying about your implant. No one will be able to tell the difference either.

They Can Last the Rest of Your Life

The implant itself is placed into the jawbone where the titanium post fuses together with the jawbone. This makes it an incredibly long-lasting tooth replacement option that you’re more than likely never going to need to replace. Dental implants are for life, as long you maintain good oral hygiene and visit your Bolingbrook, IL, dentist every six months for checkups and cleanings.

They Support the Facial Structure

Untreated tooth loss can lead to jawbone loss, which in turn can cause the face to sag and lose its shape. It’s important to preserve your natural facial structure by providing your cheeks and bones with support. One of the best ways to do this is through dental implants. They can fill those spaces in your mouth and preserve your smile without affecting neighboring teeth. This can prevent sagging and premature wrinkles and lines from forming.

They Prevent Drifting Teeth

Another reason you’ll want to replace missing teeth is that you will need to fill those gaps in order to prevent natural teeth from shifting into those spaces. If you don’t place a dental implant or tooth in the missing tooth’s place, eventually the adjacent teeth will start to shift toward these openings. This can lead to further gaps between teeth, crowding and crookedness.

Are you interested in getting dental implants here in Bolingbrook, IL? Want to discuss whether or not implants are right for you? If so, call Bolingbrook Dental Care at (630) 739-5500 for an evaluation.

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