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By Lakemoor Dental
August 11, 2017
Category: Dental

There is nothing to fear about root canals. Find out more about this commonly performed dental procedure.

Hearing your dentist tell you that you need a root canal may fill you with anxiety, but there is truly nothing to fear. Arm yourself with all the information you need to understand your upcoming Root Canalprocedure so that you can get through it easily and stress-free.

Q. What is a root canal?

A. This endodontic procedure is necessary when the inside of the tooth, known as the dental pulp, is either infected or damaged. The dental pulp can be affected by severe decay, infection or trauma. Once the damage reaches the pulp, your endodontist will recommend having a root canal.

Q. Do I need a root canal?

A. It can be difficult to know when you might need to come in for a root canal, which is why going in for your six-month checkup can protect your smile and detect issues when they are still easy to fix. Common symptoms that might warrant a root canal include,

  • Extreme sensitivity to hot or cold

  • Persistent or severe pain, particularly when chewing

  • Tooth pain that keeps you up at night

  • An abscess that develops around the affected tooth

Q. What should I expect from my upcoming procedure?

A. Root canals are a common practice. While many people worry that it might be rather time-consuming and invasive, it is no more complicated than getting a cavity filled.

The purpose of the procedure is to remove the affected dental pulp. Your general dentist will drill through the hard outer layers of enamel until we reach the internal part of the tooth. From there, your dentist will carefully remove the diseased tissue and disinfect the inside of the tooth if an infection is present. Once treated, we will use special materials to rebuild the tooth from the inside out. Most teeth treated with a root canal will also need a dental crown to protect the weakened tooth from further damage.

Q. Is the procedure painful?

A. Most people worry that a root canal will be painful. Everyone’s heard stories! But keep in mind that many people needing a root canal are dealing with pretty unpleasant and chronic dental pain. The purpose of the procedure isn’t to instill more pain, but to actually eliminate the source of the pain. Plus, a root canal is performed under local anesthesia, so you shouldn’t feel a thing.

Contact your Dentist

Still have questions about root canal therapy? Need to schedule your next dental appointment? Then it’s time to call your dentist today. We would be happy to answer all of your dental questions.

June 15, 2017
Category: Implants

Do you lack self- confidence because of loose dentures? Dental implants could be the solution for you!

Many denture wearers often complain of discomfort when eating and chewing, as they feel their dentures are loose in their mouth. In addition to this, an individual’s self-confidence is often compromised as they worry that their dentures may move when smiling or speaking. Although denture fixatives do help hold the denture in position, the paste can be hard to apply and a messy process. If these daily struggles are something you can relate to then your best option could be to stabilise your denture with an implant retained solution.

Dental Implant Example

How do dental implants help stabilise dentures?

It is possible to use just a small number of dental implants to securely fix your denture in place, using an advanced treatment known as the mini or denture implant.

The implant is placed where there is sufficient bone. Once integrated in the jaw; small retaining elements, which are similar to a ‘press stud’, are attached to the implant and used to hold the denture in place.

By undergoing a simple denture stabilisation technique your life can be transformed, as your confidence will once again be restored.

Is the implant denture stabilisation technique expensive?

When evaluating the cost of the treatment, it is important to weigh up the long-term benefits of the solution. An implant retained denture provides such superior comfort and confidence that our patients regularly say they wish they had done it sooner.

At Lakemoor  Dental Implant Solutions there are two alternative options of treatments for you to choose from. The first includes creating a custom-made denture to accompany the placed implants or alternatively you could opt for the more cost effective solution known as the ‘mini-implant’ which is used in conjunction with your existing dentures.

The latter involves a simple surgery where your existing denture is modified to incorporate the retaining elements of the implant.

If you are tired of wearing an ill-fitting denture and would like to take advantage of the latest implant treatments available to you then please get in contact with us for a free no- obligation consultation.

Elk Grove Village, Illinois – Lakemoor Dental Center welcomes orthodontist Dr. Emil to our practice.

Dr. Emil Marogil received his dental degree (DMD) from Boston University in 2002.  He then immediately entered the orthodontic residency program at Boston University.  He trained under the world renowned orthodontist Dr. Anthony Gianelly.  He finished his residency and received his Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in 2004 from Boston University and has been creating beautiful smiles ever since.When Dr. Emil, as his patients call him, is not doing orthodontics, he enjoys spending time with friends and family.  Dr. Emil enjoys eating healthy, exercising, and sports cars. His addition to our practice allows us to offer braces to our patients with misaligned teeth.

Straighter teeth improve your appearance and boost your self-esteem, but there are other reasons to want a straighter smile.
 Crooked or crowded teeth are harder to keep clean, meaning plaque has an easier time collecting in hard-to-reach spots. 
Crowded teeth put your mouth at risk for gum disease. A straighter smile facilitates proper brushing and flossing. With aligned teeth, you can pay careful attention to each tooth, resulting in a cleaner mouth and more sustainable dental health.

Crooked teeth can be caused by a variety of issues. Some of you may have inherited crooked or crowded teeth from your parents and grandparents. Others may be former thumb-suckers whose teeth haven’t properly lined up. You may have experienced an accident that resulted in a lost tooth, or you may have lost a baby tooth prematurely. Whatever the cause of your crooked teeth, orthodontics can help.

You’ll probably know if your teeth are crooked or crowded enough to require orthodontic care. Children see permanent teeth develop between the ages of 6 and 12, and during that time dentists can normally tell whether or not the child will need braces.

Patients with straight teeth may still have an imbalanced bite. Aligned teeth will give you a more harmonious bite. Malocclusion may be inhibiting your natural eating and speaking. A bad bite can wear teeth down unnecessarily, weakening the enamel and making and more susceptible to decay. A misaligned bite may even cause you long-term problems such as TMJ disorders.

Braces can be metal or ceramic, and some braces even attach to the back of your teeth for incognito straightening. 
Rubber bands shift teeth further and align your bite. You may need to have one or two teeth removed to create more room in your mouth for perfect alignment. Lakemoor Dental of Elk Grove Village already offers Invisalign teen and Invisalign in Elk Grove Village, Schaumburg area. Dr. Emil’s contribution to Lakemoor Dental will allow our patients to receive straighter smiles with the help of an experienced, friendly arsenal of dentists and orthodontists.

Our cosmetic dentists offer tooth whitening, bonding, dental bridges and porcelain veneers to perfect your winning smile. Contact our Elk Grove Village office  to schedule a routine appointment or to meet with Dr. Emil for an orthodontic consultation.

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