Best Non-surgical Treatments to Transform Your Smile
Make dental treatment comfortable with non-surgical treatments using lasers, dental trays, and non-surgical approaches to transform your oral health.
Non-surgical Dental Treatments In Chicago
Non-surgical dentistry is the collection of professional dental procedures performed by dental experts without going under the knife. A dentist can perform a particular non-surgical procedure with or without sedation in a variety of ways. Many of them are performed at TDS The Dental Specialist, Illinois’ best non-surgical dental clinic, to improve the appearance and function of the teeth and other mouth structures. These non-invasive procedures are safe, effective, and quick-acting to achieve a stunning smile. They do, however, have some limitations and require ongoing maintenance sessions to maintain health. When non-surgical treatments fail to provide optimal oral health, surgery may be the last resort. Talk to our dentist in Chicago at TDS The Dental Specialist regarding non-surgical dental treatment options that may work best for you.
Professional Dental Procedures That Don’t Require Surgery:
Periodontitis (or gum disease) is a serious progressive dental condition that causes gum and bone damage, eventually leading to tooth loss. Gum disease treatment emphasizes the least invasive and least expensive methods to achieve optimal periodontal health. This is often accomplished through a non-surgical approach including procedures such as:
Scaling and Root Planing– In these procedures, deep cleaning is performed both above (along the tooth foundation) and below the gum line i.e. of the tooth-root surfaces using a handheld scaler. These help eliminate gum disease by removing the accessible plaque or tartar build-up (calculus), bacterial toxins, and etiological agents that cause inflammation of gum tissues and surrounding bone from the periodontal pockets. Following expert teeth cleaning, the gums are stimulated to reattach to the clean teeth. Root planing is done to smoothen the tooth roots, preventing future bacterial toxins or more bacteria (as plaque) from adhering. The two procedures can be done under local anesthesia. They are known to prevent system diseases, reduce gum swelling and bleeding, provide better-smelling breath, and even make stained teeth appear lighter in shade.
Laser treatment– Periodontal disease can be treated with lasers set at an appropriate power level and wavelength. These lasers work by removing inflamed gum tissues around the tooth’s root and plaque or tartar built up around and below the gumline. It promotes healthy tissue regeneration.
Medications– Prescription antimicrobial rinse or a topical antibiotic can be used to disinfect relatively inaccessible places of the mouth where cleaning is not possible by handheld instruments. Custom-fit trays can be used to deliver prescribed medications.
Regular Dental Cleaning and In-chair Teeth Bleaching
Our dentists recommend that every patient have their teeth and gums professionally cleaned twice a year to get rid of existing plaque and tartar build-up using special dental instruments. This may even be done in the early stages of gum infection to keep periodontal disease under control.
Teeth bleaching is a common way to restore the natural white tooth shade or make the smile brighter beyond that using teeth whitening products. In professional teeth whitening, the gums are first covered and then the bleaching agent (i.e. hydrogen peroxide) is carefully painted onto teeth surfaces. A special light source is used to cure the bleaching compound, thus removing teeth stains.
Root Canal Therapy
It involves the complete removal of the infected/damaged tooth pulp using special filing instruments and then the filling and sealing of the root canal to ensure there is no spread of infection.
For people with cracked, crooked, chipped, or overlapped teeth that affect the bite and cause loose teeth, toothache, painful chewing, and other issues; tooth reshaping can help improve either function or appearance of teeth. This involves the removal of fine layers of the tooth’s enamel. For a more natural looking bite and to alleviate pain, dental carbon paper may be used to measure the patient bite pattern to make the appropriate changes as needed.
Want to make your smile more aesthetically appealing? Schedule an appointment with us to take advantage of the best non-surgical dental treatment in Chicago.