General Dentistry for Countryside & Indian Head, IL
Cultivating diligent oral hygiene habits will help you avoid problems that threaten the health of your teeth and gums. Your willingness to brush and floss every day is crucial to stave off tooth decay, gum disease, tooth loss and other issues.
However, even the most disciplined patients need the care of a general dentist like Dr. Tony Cascino. Everyone has hard-to-clean areas of the mouth, or occasionally develops a minor issue that requires professional attention. Seeing Dr. Cascino and our team twice a year for routine care — and as needed to take care of any developing issues — will make you less vulnerable to dental disease.
Services Included Under General Dentistry
Dr. Cascino and our team offer the following general dentistry services:
Teeth Exams and Cleanings
Dr. Cascino encourages all patients to visit us regularly for professional cleanings and check-ups. Our hygienists use special instruments and techniques to clean every nook and cranny in the mouth, and Dr. Cascino performs a thorough check for tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer and other problems that threaten dental health and function.
A filling repairs a tooth that has developed a cavity. After removing the decayed tooth structure, Dr. Cascino fills the leftover space with a tooth-colored composite, porcelain, amalgam or gold material. This restores the tooth to its natural form and function.
Crowns reinforce teeth with large cavities, significant structural damage or extreme wear. The tooth-shaped restorations cover and protect the entire tooth, providing stability and strength. Dr. Cascino frequently uses porcelain crowns, as they offer the most natural-looking result.
A dental bridge literally bridges the gap between teeth created by a missing or extracted tooth. Dr. Cascino offers several types of bridges, including traditional bridges, cantilever bridges and Maryland-bonded bridges. The bridge selected for your case depends on the location of the gap in your mouth and the number of teeth on either side of the gap.
Dentures are oral appliances that replace missing teeth. A partial denture appliance can replace a cluster of teeth, and a complete denture appliance can replace all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw. Today’s dentures are lightweight, attractive and comfortable to wear.
A healthy mouth starts with healthy gums! If infection or inflammation strikes your gums, Dr. Cascino can reverse it with deep cleanings, medication, topical treatments or, in advanced cases, gum surgery.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is performed to rehabilitate and preserve teeth that have become infected. Dr. Cascino strives to make root canals a straightforward and virtually painless experience.
Conscious Sedation Dentistry
Conscious sedation is the practice of administering medications to make you comfortable and relaxed during dental treatment. In the right candidates, these medications are completely safe and can reduce anxiety, discomfort and pain.
Dr. Cascino and our team offer top-quality care for the youngest members of your family. We work hard to make children feel at ease in our office and to help them develop positive associations with dental care.
Schedule an Appointment With Dr. Cascino
If you or a member of your family is in need of general dental care, we invite you to schedule an appointment at our practice. Please call or email us today.