Preventive Dental Care in Oak Lawn
As your trusted dental care professionals, Dr. Kenneth M. Grebliunas and his team understand the significance of initial prevention as well as a diligent at-home care routine when it comes to every aspect of oral health and overall quality of life. With each visit, our Oak Lawn dentist provides compassionate dental cleanings, examinations, and education through open and honest discussions about the importance of optimal oral health for yourself and your loved ones.
By taking the time to properly establish patient awareness through strong communication, we can help every patient that walks through our doors achieve long-lasting, confident smiles for many years to come with a proactive approach to their oral health.
The entire team at the dental practice of Kenneth M. Grebliunas, DDS, is committed to improving both dental health and overall well-being of patients and their families throughout Oak Lawn as well as the surrounding communities of Cook County.
Exercising Prevention Through Patient Education
With over three decades of treating a wide variety of oral health care needs, Dr. Grebliunas combines his knowledge in the field and his passion for helping people to educate every patient on how oral and overall health are closely linked. Although it is vital information, many individuals do not know or realize the connection. Because of this, we take the time to discuss the significance of proactive dental care and what each patient can do to help contribute to a healthy dental environment.
When a proper oral hygiene routine is implemented, you not only protect the integrity of your oral health, but you are helping ensure the long-lasting function and beauty of your smile. Consistent brushing twice a day and flossing daily, along with staying diligent with bi-annual dental checkups are the essential ways to protect your smile from serious oral health issues such as gum disease. Gum infection can eventually lead to serious overall health complications if the issue is left to progress.
By taking the necessary steps to ensure patients are aware of oral health risks, issues, and treatment, we can further help each individual maintain confident and beautiful smiles.
Thorough Dental Examinations
Dr. Grebliunas and our team will initiate your treatment with a detailed, yet gentle evaluation of your current dental state. This process during your dental visit is essential for the proper detection of any possible factors that could contribute to the development of oral health concerns now and in the future. From oral cancer screenings to checking for potential underlying problems that could be manifesting themselves through the mouth, our top priority is you and your loved ones’ wellbeing.
With the use of our in-office dental technology such as digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, we can provide you with accurate pictures of your current dental environment and show you firsthand our findings. This allows us to create treatment plans to address the unique needs of your smile.
Examination of diagnostic x-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.
Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
Gentle, Professional Dental Cleanings
Undergoing professional cleanings at our office every six months allows for the proper removal of harmful plaque buildup that contributes to decay. Neglecting cleanings is one of the most common contributing factors of tooth decay and other severe oral health issues such as periodontal disease. Calculus that is left to build upon teeth can be difficult to eliminate by at-home brushing and flossing alone. Dr. Grebliunas and his team have the skill to address these concerns effectively with our detailed, yet gentle hygiene treatments.
We also take this time to carefully examine gum pockets to determine if your gum-tissue is healthy with no telltale signs of periodontal disease. If gum infection is discovered, we start maintenance treatment immediately and will refer you out to our neighboring periodontist if it is determined more complex care is needed.
- Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
- Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease!
- Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.
Schedule Your Preventive Dental Care Appointment Today!
Dr. Kenneth M. Grebliunas and his team are committed to the oral health of you and your loved ones no matter the age through exceptional preventive dentistry services. Contact our Oak Lawn dental practice today!