General Dentistry in Downers Grove
Webster Dental in Downers Grove is committed to providing quality general dentistry care to improve your oral health. We offer preventative services from teeth cleaning, x-rays, and oral cancer screening to restorative services including crowns, dentures, and root canals.
General Dentistry Services
A healthier smile begins with regular check-ups. Whether you are 80 or 8, your oral health is as important as your physical health. Even if you don’t feel you have any cavities, you can still have oral health problems that only a dentist can diagnose. Regular dental visits will also help prevent problems from developing. Continuity of care is an important part of any health plan and dental health is no exception. Keeping your mouth healthy is an essential piece of your overall health.
Digital Dental X-rays
You may get a full set of Digital X-rays during an exam to ensure that you don't have any cavities or tooth decay. If there are dental cavities present, Dr. Webster will make recommendations to correct the problems found during your dental exam. Then you, together with Dr. Webster, will determine the best treatment plan that’s best for your dental health. Webster Dental uses digital X-ray technology that is safer and produces a higher quality image.
Less Radiation - Digital X-rays use up to 90 percent less radiation than film X-rays.
Faster - With traditional dental X-rays, you had to wait while your dentist develops the film. With digital radiography, the sensor develops the picture almost instantly and projects it onto a computer screen right before your eyes.
Higher Quality - Once on the screen, digital X-rays can be enlarged, brightened, or magnified for a better visual of the tooth's structure and allowing your dentist to see small cavities more easily.
Environmentally Friendly - Digital dental X-rays are better for the environment! With digital radiography, no chemicals are used to develop the image.
Webster Dental recommends that most patients should get a professional dental cleaning, or prophylaxis, every six months. The term dental prophylaxis means the "removal of dental plaque, dental calculus, and stains from the exposed and unexposed surfaces of the teeth by scaling and polishing as a preventive measure for the control of local irritants."
Checking Your Gums
Having healthy teeth and gums is important to your overall well-being. At Webster Dental we make your health a priority. Our soft tissue management program focuses on preventing and treating gum disease (periodontal disease), a condition that can cause tooth loss if left untreated. Gum disease has also been linked to other health problems. Our soft tissue management program teaches you good dental hygiene you can use at home.
We also perform important procedures in our office to remove plaque and bacteria from your teeth and gums. When necessary, we can perform a procedure called scaling and root planing to remove damaging plaque, tartar, and bacteria that are far below the gum line. To learn more about our Healthy Gums program and how it can help you, please contact us for an appointment.
Oral Cancer Screening
In addition to checking for and working to prevent cavities, Dr. Webster will also watch for oral cancer and disease. She looks for gum disease and any irregularity in the normal anatomy of your mouth. 30,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer or pharyngeal cancer in the USA this year, but early detection of oral cancer symptoms can result in an 80 to 90 percent recovery rate.
Biting the inside of your mouth or a loose-fitting dental bridge or dentures can all leave small lesions or agitated spots on the inside of your mouth that might look like oral cancer symptoms to the naked eye.
An oral cancer exam allows Dr. Webster to look for any signs of actual oral cancer. Typically, she will look for symptoms on the roof and floor of your mouth, at the base of your tongue and its underside, along the insides of your lips and cheeks as well as around your jaw and neck. If any areas of concern or signs of oral cancer are found, you will be referred to a dental surgeon who can diagnose your symptoms more completely.
If you are looking for general dentistry in Downers Grove for a check-up, x-rays, and teeth cleaning, contact Webster Dental at 630.663.0554.