Participating in general and family dentistry is one of the easiest and most effective ways to keep you and your loved ones’ teeth healthy. The team at Northwestern Dental Group in Niles, Vernon Hills, Skokie, Gurnee, Arlington Heights, Deerfield, and Hawthorne Commons, Illinois, provides a wide range of general services to prevent gum disease, tooth decay, and other, more serious problems. Whether you’ve just moved to the area or it's been a few years since you last visited the dentist, call the office.
General and family dentistry is a branch of oral health care focused on providing quality, comprehensive dental care for people of all ages, from infants and adolescents to adults and senior citizens.
The team at Northwestern Dental Group works one-on-one with each of their patients to develop a custom general dentistry plan that addresses their individual needs and concerns. At the most basic level, this includes an oral exam and professional cleaning at least twice each year. However, the team offers an array of other services designed to ensure your comfort and good oral health.
At Northwestern Dental Group, the team offers a comprehensive suite of general and family dentistry services, including:
The American Dental Association recommends you visit the dentist once every six months for a professional exam and cleaning. Not only do cleanings prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar, but they can also alert you to more serious problems such as gum disease and oral abscesses.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral scientifically proven to strengthen your enamel or the outer layer of your teeth. Following a professional exam and cleaning, your dentist administers a fluoride treatment to protect your teeth from cavities and decay. The team offers three different types of topical fluoride treatments: varnish, foam, or gel.
If you suffer from dental anxiety or you have a low pain tolerance or strong gag reflex, you may benefit from IV sedation. Sedation dentistry helps you feel relaxed and at ease during your appointment and limits pain. The team offers conscious IV sedation, meaning you’re still awake and able to follow your dentist’s instructions as necessary.
At Northwestern Dental Group, the team always works to preserve your permanent teeth. However, this isn’t always possible. If you have impacted wisdom teeth or develop an infection that’s untreatable, the team might recommend pulling your affected tooth to prevent further damage.
If you grind your teeth or clench your jaw during sleep or as a result of stress, you may develop temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Common symptoms of TMJ include facial pain, frequent headaches, and difficulty chewing. The team regularly treats this condition both safely and effectively.
If you or your children participate in contact sports or other physical activities, the team might recommend a custom sports mouthguard to lower your risk of an accident or injury.
To determine what general and family dentistry treatments you’ll most benefit from, schedule an appointment at Northwestern Dental Group. The team will work with you and your family to develop a care plan that addresses your concerns and improves your overall oral health.
To access general and family dentistry services in a comfortable, welcoming environment, call the office to make an appointment at Northwestern Dental Group.