It could be scary, anxiety-provoking, and intimidating—yes, we’re talking about oral surgery. For some individuals, just the mention of getting any kind of surgery is daunting and unnerving. However, you should know that your reaction is perfectly normal and we’re not here to invalidate your feelings. But it’s also immensely crucial to know that your dentist will only recommend oral surgery if you really need it and not undergoing treatment will pose more severe oral health risks and complications later on.
So, whether you are having a tooth extracted or getting treated for gum disease, know that these oral surgery procedures could ease your discomfort and improve your overall health. Here at Dental Pointe in Naperville, IL, all our dentists will make certain that you are fully prepared for oral surgery. We always make it a point to let you know what you can expect so you can understand that oral surgery is really nothing to be scared of.
Before Your Oral Surgery Procedure
In the days or weeks before the actual surgery, you and your dentist will discuss your medical history, during which you should inform your dentist about any previous surgeries and existing health issues you may have. You should also disclose any medicines you are taking, including supplements, vitamins, and OTC drugs. Make sure to tell your dentist if you’re allergic to any medicines, as well.
You will be given specific instructions on what you can and can’t do the night before the procedure, so make sure to follow them. It’s also important to note that the majority of oral surgery procedures are outpatient and that you will be given pain relievers and anesthesia that might impact your driving ability. This means that you should arrange your transportation ahead of time so that you won't have to worry about it on the day itself.
During Your Oral Surgery
Having oral surgery, or any kind of surgery, can be stressful and scary for some, but you should focus on the fact that it is crucial to your health. Likewise, as long as you follow all the pre-surgery instructions from your dentist, you’ll be just fine. Your Naperville dentist will run the procedure’s steps by you again, make sure that you’re ready and fit surgery, administer anesthesia, and then proceed with the surgery.
Need Dental Work? Give Us a Call
If you have concerns or would like more information about oral surgery, you can talk to one of our dentists here at Dental Pointe in Naperville, IL. Dial (630) 333-9571 to arrange your consultation date now.
Have you been considering braces but aren't sure orthodontic treatment is right for you? Braces offer several other benefits in addition to straighter teeth. Your Naperville, IL, dentists, Dr. Rani Seeth, Dr. Fariha Querishi, and Dr. Amir Danesh of Dental Pointe, offer braces and other dental services and procedures that help you protect your oral health.
5 benefits of braces
Orthodontic treatment can help you:
- Improve Your Confidence: Crooked, overlapping or poorly spaced teeth can make you want to hide your smile. Whether you're a teen or adult, it's hard to feel confident if you're ashamed of your smile. Braces not only enhance your appearance but may also help you feel more confident in social situations.
- Correct Bite Problems: Braces realign teeth and eliminate common bite problems, including overbites, underbites, crossbites and open bites.
- Chew Foods Thoroughly: It's much easier for your stomach acid to break down fully chewed food. Unfortunately, you may not be able to chew foods thoroughly if you have a severe bite problem. Braces correct the alignment of teeth and ensure that your upper and lower teeth meet properly when you chew.
- Decrease Pain and Injuries: Misaligned teeth may cut your cheeks, tongue or lips when you attempt to chew. Injuries not only make eating painful but can increase your risk of infection. Poorly aligned teeth can also wear away your enamel and even crack teeth. Straightening your teeth helps you avoid mouth or tooth injuries.
- Experience Fewer Headaches: Bite problems can increase stress your jaw, causing pain, jaw stiffness and tense muscles in your neck and upper back. Muscle tension and stiffness can be a contributing factor if you have frequent headaches. Improving the alignment of your teeth can eliminate these issues, which can be symptoms of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). TMD affects the hinge joints in your jaw and is more common if you have a bite problem or grind or clench your teeth.
Isn't it time you improved your smile with braces? Call your Naperville, IL, dentists, Drs. Rani Seeth, Fariha Querishi and Amin Danesh of Dental Pointe, at (630) 333-9571 to schedule an appointment.
The school year is about to start, and before everything starts gearing up, you may want to make sure that your child starts the school year off in the best possible state of health. Here at Dental Pointe's Naperville office, your family dentists, Dr. Rani Seeth, Dr. Fariha Querishi, and Dr. Amir Danesh, provide comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages. No matter how healthy you or your child’s smile may seem, it’s still necessary to visit your dentist every six months for routine checkups—read on to learn why!
The Benefits of Seeing Your Dentist Regularly
By the time a child turns one year old, they should start seeing their dentist in Naperville, IL, for routine checkups and exams. After all, this is one of the best ways to ensure that your child’s developing smile remains healthy and that any problems are detected and treated before they become major issues.
Most people know that when they visit our office they will have their teeth cleaned and examined by our dentist. However, they may not realize all of the benefits involved in these simple visits. For example, our hygienists have the right tools and techniques to perform a deeper cleaning on your teeth and gums that you can’t get with simple at-home products. This allows us to remove plaque and tartar buildup, an action that leads to far fewer cavities and gum disease.
Furthermore, if someone is dealing with minor surface stains due to coffee or tea, these simple stains may also be removed with a dental cleaning. It's amazing how just this simple cleaning can create a whiter smile without the need for whitening treatment!
Lastly, we can also pinpoint problems early on. Whether we notice that your child’s teeth are coming in crooked or that you are dealing with jawbone deterioration, there are many problems that we can catch right away during a checkup and then provide you with immediate care.
Here at Dental Pointe, we pride ourselves on providing the very best dental care in Naperville, IL. If you want your child to start the school year with a beautiful, healthy smile, then call our office today at (630) 333-9571 to schedule a cleaning.
From overconsuming sugary foods to maintaining poor oral hygiene habits and techniques, children are at an increased risk for tooth decay for a number of reasons. Additionally, back molars can be particularly difficult for children to reach with a toothbrush, thus increasing the risk of decay. Fortunately, dental sealants can help protect these hard-to-reach areas from decay by leveling and evening out their surfaces, making them easier to brush and more plaque-resistant. Dr. Scott Szatkowski, your dentist in Elk Grove Village and Melrose Park, IL, recommends sealants for children and teenagers—read on to learn more about this valuable, preventative treatment.
Protect your child's teeth with dental sealants
An uneven biting surface creates a number of opportunities and places for bacteria to grow. By creating a layer on the surface of teeth, sealants make problem-areas to brush and more resistant to decay. Just think of sealants as a protective coating that absorbs the effects of wear-and-tear, residual food, and bacteria so that the tooth enamel doesn't have to.
Sealants are perfectly clear, offering up discreet protection that looks and feels natural, and has the ability to last for up to ten years. They are made from composite resin (a combination of plastic, glass, and other dental materials) and should be checked periodically for cracks and chips. Even with sealants, your child will still have to brush and floss as recommended, as well as receive regular dental check-ups and cleanings to prevent tooth decay and other oral health issues.
Want to boost your child's oral health? Call one of our offices in Elk Grove Village or Melrose Park today!
For more information about the benefits of dental sealants and how they can protect your child's oral health, contact one of our offices today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Szatkowski: dial (847) 437-8366 for Elk Grove Village or (708) 450-4533 for Melrose Park.
Teeth whitening gives you confidence in one appointment by delivering a smile that is several shades whiter. If your teeth have become dull over time or have been stained by certain foods or beverages, professional teeth whitening treatment can rejuvenate your smile. At Dental Pointe, Dr. Rani Seeth, Dr. Fariha Querishi, and Dr. Amir Danesh are your Naperville, IL, dentists for professional teeth whitening.
Advantages of Professional Teeth Whitening
Many teeth whitening products are available over the counter. However, those products typically cannot deliver the same level of results as professional teeth whitening treatments available through your Naperville, IL, dentist’s office. Teeth whitening treatments provided by a dentist utilize a professional quality and strength bleaching agent to whiten and brighten the teeth. You can achieve a whiter smile with longer lasting results when you choose professional teeth whitening treatments.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
The fastest way to whiten your teeth is with in-office teeth whitening. In most cases, you can enjoy a smile that is several shades whiter with just one appointment. In-office whitening treatments take about one hour and can whiten the teeth by up to eight shades. Further, the results can last for several years before additional whitening treatments are needed.
During an in-office teeth whitening treatment session, whitening gel is carefully applied to the teeth by your dental professional. The gel remains on the teeth for about an hour, during which time the bleaching agent penetrates the tooth enamel and lightens any stains or discolorations. Prior to applying the whitening gel, special precautions will be taken to protect the lips and gums from coming into contact with the gel since it can be potentially harsh to those sensitive areas. Afterward, your teeth will be significantly whiter and brighter.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
A convenient alternative to in-office whitening treatments that still delivers professional results is take-home whitening. With take-home teeth whitening, you can whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home when it is convenient for you. Take-home teeth whitening involves whitening gel and custom trays that fit over the top and bottom teeth. Simply add the whitening gel to the trays and place a tray over each row of teeth. After a few weeks of utilizing professional take-home teeth whitening treatment, your smile will be significantly whiter.
Rejuvenate your smile and gain confidence all in just one appointment with professional teeth whitening. For teeth whitening in Naperville, schedule an appointment with Dr. Seeth, Dr. Querishi, or Dr. Danesh, by calling Dental Pointe at (630) 333-9571.
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