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  • You broke your tooth; now what?
    You may have bitten down on a hard food or object, or perhaps you had a cavity that weakened your tooth. Either way, your tooth is now broken, and the Read more
  • Dental Emergencies while Traveling
    You’ve planned your dream vacation. Your reservations are made. You’re packed and ready. You’ve even scheduled a dental checkup at our Gurnee, Illinois office to make sure you catch any Read more
  • Happy Fourth of July
    Every year, Americans all over the world celebrate the birth of the country and its independence on the Fourth of July. There are countless ways that people celebrate and they Read more
  • What makes an endodontist different from a dentist?
    Endodontics is a specialty branch of dentistry dedicated to the treatment of conditions affecting the soft inner tissues of the teeth. Endodontists, like the doctor, routinely perform root canals, root Read more
  • Getting to the Bottom of Chewing Gum Myths
    It's a moment many of our patients have experienced. One second you're chewing on a piece of gum, then suddenly you forget to keep chewing and swallow the entire rubbery Read more
  • Sedation Options for Your Endodontic Procedure
    There are many understandable reasons why you might be feeling less than enthusiastic about your upcoming endodontic treatment.  Perhaps anxiety is an issue, or your teeth are extremely sensitive. You Read more
  • Socket Preservation
    Dental implants are a marvel! They look just like your natural teeth, and, even better, they function just like your natural teeth. So, when you’re planning on a dental implant Read more
  • What to do about Sensitive Teeth
    If you suffer from sensitive teeth, you already know the frustration of having a type of pain that is hard to deal with. Because tooth sensitivity is sometimes unpredictable, you Read more
  • Memorial Day
    Memorial Day is not only a federal holiday in the United States, but it is a day of observance and remembrance of those who died in service. Originally known as Read more
  • Discovering Your Roots
    Getting to the Root of the Problem While our roots are well-protected, they’re not indestructible! Several conditions can damage them. But we’re not just about problems—we also have some suggestions to Read more
  • Root Canal Procedure
    Five words no one welcomes: “You need a root canal.” But if you are delaying treatment because you are worried about pain and an uncomfortable day in the dentist’s chair, Read more
  • Root Canal Awareness Week
    Across the continent, the May calendar is filled with meaningful days. Cinco de Mayo. Memorial Day. Victoria Day. National Patriots’ Day. And, of course, Mother’s Day. One occasion that’s probably Read more
  • Root Canal FAQs
    Most people hear the word root canal and panic. With today’s state of the art equipment and improved local anesthetic devices, and some knowledge, a root canal does not have Read more
  • Earth Day
    The idea for Earth Day was the brainchild of Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin. He envisioned an Earth Day that would be a kind of environmental teach-in. The first Read more
  • Ease up on your gums — don’t brush your teeth too hard!
    A lot of patients go at their teeth like they were sanding an old floor—that is to say, way too hard! Brushing too hard is probably the most common mistake Read more
  • April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
    What is oral cancer? April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. If you have been putting off a visit to our Gurnee, Illinois office, now is an excellent time to schedule Read more