General/Preventive Dentistry

At Glen Ellyn Dentistry, we strongly emphasize general and preventive dental care to you with the opportunity to achieve optimal oral health. General and preventive dental treatments and services are intended to maintain the health of your smile to prevent oral health problems. 

What Are the Benefits of Preventive Dentistry? 

The primary benefit of preventive dentistry is that, rather than treating issues after they arise, preventive treatments work to stop oral health problems from developing in the first place.

This results in the following benefits: 

  • Simplified oral healthcare needs
  • The prevention of painful or uncomfortable oral problems 
  • Cost savings as a result of avoiding the need for more extensive treatments 

Additionally, routine general and preventive oral care ensures that, if any oral health problems arise, our dentists can detect, diagnose, and treat them right away. As a result, we can typically effectively address the issue without the need for invasive, lengthy, or more expensive treatments.  

What Are Common Preventive Dentistry Services?

The most common preventive dentistry services include routine dental examinations and professional dental cleanings (prophylaxis), also called dental hygiene exams. 

During these appointments, our dentist performs a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and other oral structures. A dental hygienist also thoroughly cleans your teeth to remove any plaque and built-up tartar (calculus) by scaling and polishing their surfaces using a set of special dental tools. 

Based on our findings and observations, we might recommend additional treatments or provide you with personalized counseling regarding your at-home dental care routine, techniques, tools, and products. 

Comprehensive General and Preventive Dental Services at Glen Ellyn Dentistry

We promote good oral health in patients of all ages by providing a comprehensive list of general and preventive dental treatments. These services include:

  • Dental Hygiene Exams (prophylaxis cleaning and examination)
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Dental Fillings
  • Sealants
  • Fluoride
  • Scaling and Root Planing
  • Root Canals
  • Inlays and Onlays
  • Dental Crowns
  • TMJ Treatment
  • Extractions
  • Emergency Care
  • Pediatric Dentistry

We customize our preventive and general dental treatment plans individually to help patients achieve their unique oral health goals. We recommend the most appropriate treatment options and services for each patient based on their individual needs. 

Maintain Your Healthy Smile at Glen Ellyn Dentistry

At Glen Ellyn Dentistry, we love helping our patients achieve and maintain good oral health for life. Whether you’re a new or existing patient, we welcome you to contact our office at 630-942-0727 to request an appointment. We can examine your teeth and gums, talk with you about your concerns and goals, and provide you with a personalized preventive treatment plan designed specifically to meet your needs and keep your smile healthy.

Get Started Today!

We look forward to welcoming new patients into our office and seeing our existing patients again. To request an appointment, we welcome you to contact our office at 630-942-0727 or complete the appointment request form on our website.

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