Posts for tag: Dental Check-up

By River Forest Dental Studio
January 13, 2021
Category: Oral Health

Are you ambivalent about visiting your dentist? In River Forest, IL, Dr. Gina Piccioni, and Dr. John Hartmann, and their professional team make dental visits comfortable and beneficial. So, don't put off coming to River Forest Dental Studio.

Why visit the dentist?

There are many compelling reasons to visit your dentist in River Forest. In fact, Dr. Piccioni and Dr. Hartmann follow the American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines for preventive dental care: see your dentist twice a year for a routine cleaning and check-up.

That's really one of the most important reasons to visit River Forest Dental Studio. A hygienic cleaning removes deleterious plaque and tartar, the root causes of tooth decay and gum disease. Also, both your hygienist and your dentist perform several important checks to detect oral health problems before they develop into complex issues that impact overall well-being.

Other compelling signs you should visit us

1. You have pain in your mouth. Whether it's a tooth, your gums, or your jaw, oral pain is abnormal and will only worsen if ignored. It may take the form of a toothache, sore, puffy gums, dental sensitivity to heat and cold, or TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction).

2. You have a dental emergency. Examples are an avulsed tooth, throbbing toothache, lost filling, or broken denture. Don't hesitate to call your dentist in River Forest for a first-aid recommendation and appointment as needed.

3. You have an oral sore which will not heal. This may mean nothing, or it could signify oral cancer, a malignancy often associated with the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Detected in its earliest form, oral cancer can be cured, says the Oral Cancer Foundation.

4. You feel embarrassed when you smile because of missing teeth, gaps, stains, and other obvious aesthetic defects. At River Forest Dental Studio in River Forest, our dentists transform smiles with the latest and most effective cosmetic dentistry treatments.

5. You have a chronic health problem, such as diabetes, are pregnant, or are receiving cancer treatment. These conditions can compromise your oral health. So, check-in with us every six months or more often as your dentist recommends.

Find out more

At River Forest Dental Studio, Dr. Piccioni and Dr. Hartmann want all their patients to have healthy, attractive smiles. So, why not call their River Forest, IL, office to arrange your routine cleaning and check-up? Phone us at (708) 366-6760.

Gina Piccioni, D.M.D. and John G. Hartmann, D.D.S.

River Forest, IL Dentist

River Forest Dental Studio