Preventative Dentistry Services in Mundelein

If you aren’t familiar with the term preventative dentistry, it refers to undergoing procedures to ensure that your teeth are healthy and remain that way. With gum disease and tooth decay being the two most common causes of tooth loss, it’s important to prevent these problems before they take root in any way.

When working with the dental team at Michael Roessler DDS, you and the staff will work to ensure need for treatment is avoided by prevention, especially as it relates to extractions and fillings. Dr. Roessler will help to find the right course of treatment to keep your mouth in great condition.

There are multiple services available that fall under preventative dentistry. At Michael Roessler DDS, we offer dental cleaning, composite fillings, exams, x-rays, and periodontics procedures.

Dental Exams & X-Rays

When it comes to dental exams, it is important to visit your dentist at least twice a year. This allows the dentist the ability to look for any problems. If found early, these can be treated quickly and easily when compared to waiting until they are more serious.

Those who have certain characteristics may need to have an exam done more often. Those who are at greater risk for gum disease or cavities include pregnant women, diabetics, smokers, people with gum disease, people with weak immune systems, and people who get cavities or plaque buildup quickly.

The dental exam itself will involve a few different procedures. You may have x-rays taken. Dr. Roessler will also do a visual exam of the inside and outside of your mouth. He will look for bleeding, calculus, bleeding, and periodontal pockets in the gums. In addition, your tongue and soft tissues will be examined for warning signs of any conditions.

At Michael Roessler DDS, we also offer numerous x-rays, depending on need. The dentist will decide what is required and this will be done at the beginning of your appointment in most cases. Dental x-rays are entirely safe, but if you have concerns about the process, you can always speak with Dr. Roessler.

Dental Cleanings

Nobody likes to have their teeth cleaned, but it is something that needs to be done. The good news is that this is often a completely painless process. It also tends to take very little time, so you can be in and out with ease.

A cleaning will start with an exam. This involves using a mirror to look at your gums and teeth. This can show any signs of problems like gingivitis. If more major issues are found, this will be handled as is appropriate. In most cases, you can continue the cleaning as planned.

Next, Dr. Roessler will use an instrument called a scaler that helps to remove tartar and plaque that is around the gums. It will also be used in between your teeth. This process does create a scraping noise, but that is entirely normal. For those with good hygiene practices, this part of the cleaning will not last long.

After this is complete, you will have a toothpaste cleaning. This is done with the help of an electric toothbrush. It makes a noise that can be described as grinding. This toothbrush helps you get a deep clean and will assist in removing any tartar that may be remaining after scaling. A special toothpaste is also used that is gritty and gently scrubs the surface of your teeth.

Following this brushing, you will undergo a professional flossing. This is another way to remove any plague that is remaining. Once this is complete, you will rinse your mouth out to remove any additional debris. Following that process, Dr. Roessler will apply a fluoride treatment to keep your teeth protected until the next visit.

Composite (Tooth Colored) Fillings

Composite fillings are a tooth-colored filling that offers extra durability when compared to other options. These fillings can be used on teeth in the front or back. They make a great choice for anyone who would prefer to have fillings that look more like their natural teeth.

This type of filling is made of porcelain and has advantages beyond the aesthetic. These are stain resistant fillings and they also do not come with the sensitivity that metal fillings may contribute to. However, they do tend to be a bit pricier than metal fillings, so they aren’t the right option for every person.

Periodontics (Halitosis)

There are millions of people in the world who experience halitosis, also known as bad breath. However, it can be a condition that is alienating and embarrassing. The good news is that there are methods to get relief from this problem and they are offered at Michael Roessler DDS.

In most cases, halitosis is the result of bad oral hygiene. However, this is not the only cause of the condition. Having misaligned or poorly positioned teeth can lead to food accumulating between your teeth. This can also lead to a chronic case of halitosis. If this is what causes your own dental issues, Invisalign is one option that you can take advantage of.

Periodontal disease is another common problem that leads to halitosis. This is an infection of gums and the bones that hold your teeth where they are. Dr. Roessler offers modern gum disease treatment options that can make the problem a thing of the past. One special service available at Michael Roessler DDS is a local antibiotic that the dentist can place on your gums after a cleaning to be sure bacteria is completely decimated.

Regardless of the cause for your bad breath, there are remedies to the condition. Dr. Roessler will work with you to determine what is causing the problem and how to fix it in the best way for your needs.

Preventative and General Dentistry Options

If you are in need of a preventative dentist, the staff at Michael Roessler DDS would be happy to set you up with an appointment with Dr. Roessler. You can contact them through their website or call them at 847-566-9330.