Are you behind on maintaining your dental health? Routine dental exams and cleanings keep your smile healthy and stable. As part of general dentistry, routine preventive treatments such as teeth cleanings play a role in your overall physical health and wellness. Keeping your smile healthy will not only minimize your risk for dental concerns, but it will also support your immune system and overall health.
In addition, we provide dental service to the public in our Lincoln Park, Chicago, dentist office.
Routine Dental Visits: What to Expect
Our dental care team is committed to your patient experience when visiting us. We want you to feel welcomed, relaxed, and comfortable while we help you maintain the health of your smile. Patient education and communication are central to our approach to your dental care. Dr. Gayed, Dr. Shaw, and our team welcome your questions and hope to learn more about how we can help you enjoy optimal dental health.
A routine dental care visit includes a comprehensive dental exam with Dr. Gayed or Dr. Shaw and a thorough dental cleaning with one of our experienced hygienists. During your visit, we also screen for gum disease, tooth decay or damage, and signs of oral cancer. When you visit on a regular basis, we can provide personalized care and develop an understanding of your unique risk factors for dental problems. This enables us to be a more effective and knowledgeable partner in your overall healthcare.
A dental filling is one of the most common treatments we offer in our Lincoln Park, Chicago dental office. Dental fillings are essential in the long-term maintenance of your smile as a solution for tooth decay and damage. Dental fillings preserve your natural tooth and are placed to restore damaged or infected tooth enamel.
The placement of a dental filling is completed in one visit using a local anesthetic. Today’s patients enjoy natural-looking results when a white filling is color matched to their existing teeth.
Fillings can also be made of metal-based materials such as gold and amalgam. These fillings are typically placed on larger back teeth that may have multiple cusps and endure significant pressure from biting and chewing. We will discuss your options and recommend the most suitable for your oral health needs and the aesthetics of your smile.
Dental sealants are not just for kids! We may recommend placing dental sealants on back teeth for patients that are more prone to tooth decay. We do not have to remove any tooth structure when placing a dental sealant, making the process simple and painless. Dental sealants can last for up to 10 years, offering protection from decay in teeth that have multiple cusps and can be more likely to have food become lodged in or around them.
Dental sedation can help anxious and fearful patients receive the dental care they need or desire. We offer conscious sedation in the form of prescription medications. Conscious sedation through the use of Xanax allows you to feel completely relaxed but responsive during your treatment. We can discuss the use of dental sedation before your treatment.
Emergency Dental Care
In most cases, a dental emergency happens at the most inconvenient time. We offer same-day appointments when needed to address an emergency for patients of record. We also accept new patients needing emergency dental care and will make every effort to see you as soon as possible if needed. Common dental emergencies include damaged or knocked-out teeth, sudden tooth pain, an abscess on the gums causing pain, or a broken dental crown.
If you have a dental emergency, contact us to discuss your concern. We will advise on how best to handle the problem and assess your need for an immediate dental office visit.
Mouthguards provide teeth protection and bite stabilization. We design custom mouthguards at our Lincoln Park, Chicago, dental office. Dentists design them for contact sports, teeth grinding prevention, and compatibility with orthodontics or oral appliances.
Custom mouthguards provide superior comfort and fit compared to over-the-counter options and safeguard your smile and oral health investments. Furthermore, studies show custom sports mouthguards can enhance on-the-field performance compared to their generic counterparts.
Schedule a Routine Dental Care Visit
Dr. Gayed and Dr. Shaw offer a different kind of dental care experience. Our dental team is committed to a personalized approach to your oral health needs. Please contact our Lincoln Park, Chicago dentist office to schedule a visit with us at (773) 549-2881 or request an appointment online.