General Dentistry In Aurora, IL
General dentistry services are necessary for your oral and overall health. City of Lights Dental offers a variety of general, restorative, and cosmetic procedures designed to improve the appearance and function of your teeth.
Why Choose City of Lights Dental For General Dentistry In Aurora?
There are several reasons that you should choose City of Lights Dental over other options in Aurora. City of Lights is committed to providing exceptional patient care. We strive to include the latest in dental technology and techniques. Plus, we strive to create a warm, welcoming environment. When you choose to visit City of Lights Dental, you are choosing a dental team that honestly cares about you and your oral health- you are more than just a number, you are part of the family.
What is General Dentistry?
General dentistry is the field of dentistry that incorporates a wide variety of oral health services intended to maintain and improve your oral health. This area of dentistry includes routine checkups/cleanings to more complex treatments such as gum disease treatment and extractions. A general dentist is your primary oral healthcare provider and plays a critical role in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of a variety of oral health concerns. However, they may refer you to a specialist for more complex treatment options.
Our General Dentistry Services In Aurora
Dental Cleaning and Exams
Dental check-ups, which include a comprehensive exam and deep cleaning, are the foundation for your oral health. These prevent oral health concerns before they escalate.
Dental sealants are protective coatings that are applied to the surfaces of your teeth to protect against cavities. This treatment is primarily used on pediatric patients between the ages of 6 and 14. However, some adults may qualify for sealants, especially if they have deep grooves/fissures in their teeth and are at an increased risk of cavities.
We incorporate advanced digital x-ray technology in our practice, which minimizes radiation exposure and encourages precise diagnostics.
Root canal treatment is designed to salvage a natural tooth when the innermost portion is infected. This procedure involves drilling a hole in the tooth and removing the infected pulp. Then, the void is filled, and the hole is sealed and, often, a dental crown is placed on top to protect it from future damage.
In some cases, a tooth may be damaged/decayed beyond repair and will need to be removed. There are two types of extractions: simple, in which the tooth is pulled- and surgical, in which the tooth is surgically removed.
Gum Disease Treatment
The key to treating gum disease is early intervention. We offer a variety of treatments to address these issues early before they escalate.
Fillings and Restorations
We restore the appearance and functionality of damaged teeth with a variety of restorations, including dental fillings.
Meet Our Dentist
We have two highly experienced, friendly dentists on our team. Both Dr. Julie Lies-Keilty, DDS, and Dr. Marvin Amayun, DMD are committed to top-quality patient care. They both strive to stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in dentistry and will work with you to ensure that you are comfortable with your treatment options throughout your treatment.
Benefits of General Dentistry
General dental procedures provide several benefits that contribute to your oral and overall health and well-being. Some of the key benefits of general dental care and maintenance include:
- Regular check-ups detect dental issues early to prevent a more serious and costly issue from developing.
- Allows dental professionals to detect early signs of gum disease and oral cancer, which means they can be treated early, leading to a more successful outcome.
- Cleanings and dental sealants can help with cavity prevention.
- Addresses issues such as plaque and tartar buildup, tooth decay, and gum inflammation, which have an impact on your oral health.
- Provides patients with explanations and guidelines for proper oral hygiene practices, which result in a healthier mouth.
- Preserves natural teeth with treatments such as dental fillings, crowns, and root canal therapy, which eliminates the need for extractions and replacements.
- Prevents tooth loss by treating gum disease as well as other oral health issues
- Improves the appearance of teeth by repairing damage with procedures such as dental fillings and other restorations- which also improves confidence and overall quality of life.
- Alleviates pain caused by oral trauma, infections, and tooth decay by addressing the root cause of these issues.
- Reduces the risk of certain systemic health concerns such as diabetes and heart disease.
- Provides personalized treatment based on your personal needs and condition.
- Saves money in the long run due to early detection of issues- the earlier an issue is detected, the easier and less expensive the treatment usually is.
Schedule Your Routine Dental Visit at City of Lights Dental Today
The American Dental Association recommends that patients visit the dentist at least every 6 months for a comprehensive exam and cleaning. During these visits, the dentist will carefully examine your mouth, which usually includes X-rays. The hygienist will carefully clean your teeth, getting to those hard-to-reach areas that your toothbrush can’t get to very well.
General Dentistry FAQs
If you have questions about our general dental services, feel free to bring them up at any time. Below are a few of the most common ones that we’ve been asked:
No, typically general dentistry is not stressful at City of Lights Dental. We strive to create a comfortable environment so that you can relax during your treatment. However, we do understand that dental anxiety is a real issue, and will be happy to provide sedation for those patients who need it.
The length of time that root canal treatment takes depends upon the location and complexity of the tooth. As a general rule, root canal treatment takes 1 to 2 hours.
A general dentist plays a very important, supportive role in orthodontic care. They assess your oral health before undergoing treatment and offer care after your treatment to help you maintain good oral health. However, they do not typically oversee the orthodontic treatments.