Dental Services Offered
At Hickory Creek Family Dentistry, we designed our office with our patients in mind. By combining a calm atmosphere with modern technology, we have created a place where our patients in New Lenox receive the quality dental care they need and deserve. The moment you walk in our front door, our team will make you feel comfortable and cared for. Our facility has the latest equipment, so we can offer you the most advanced treatment options.
Our team of dental professionals has undergone a series of continuing education courses to keep us up to date on the latest dental techniques and industry standards. At Hickory Creek Family Dentistry, we give each patient personal, one-on-one attention to explain procedures, listen to concerns and answer questions.
Hickory Creek Family Dentistry strives to provide lifetime care to the New Lenox area because oral health is integral to overall health. Our goal is to give you a smile that will last a lifetime!
Gentle Professional Teeth Cleaning
Due to the natural accumulation of plaque and bacteria, teeth cleanings are highly recommended. Our dentist will conduct a tooth examination, get rid of the accumulated tartar, floss and polish your teeth. Additionally, our dentist can provide you with further information on how to take proper care of your teeth.
Teeth Whitening - Take-home whitening trays
Take-home whitening trays are a type of teeth whitening procedure that you can perform in the comfort of your own home. This is an easy and cost-effective tooth whitening treatment that can be self-applied. It's important to follow our dentist's instructions, given that the responsibility of following through falls largely in your hands. You must follow the instructions given by our dentist to see the proper results at home. Still, this can be a convenient option. Results may take longer than other treatments and they don’t always work well for deep stains. Trays are custom made to go over your teeth, whitening them using a special gel inside.
Molded to the very contours of your teeth, trays can then be taken home as a teeth whitening kit, along with the guidelines given by our dentist to carry out the process. The length of time that the trays are recommended to remain on your teeth can vary according to your teeth whitening needs. Our dentist at Hickory Creek Family Dentistry will be able to better assist you to see if this method of treatment is right according to your needs.
Digital x-rays have come a long way from traditional film x-rays. New discoveries in digital x-rays and dental 2D and 3D imaging technologies now allow us to better pin point any oral issue with precision and accuracy. Taking x-rays digitally is more convenient and produces more reliable results than ever before. This process is quicker than traditional x-rays. A digital x-ray is also safer because it doesn’t expose you to harmful x-ray radiation. A digital x-ray can provide you with results without delay. The device is attached to a computer and shows the x-ray immediately.
The intraoral camera comes with three options
Bite-Wing x-ray: This x-ray produces a result that incorporates the upper and lower teeth of a specific area in your mouth. This intraoral camera helps in detecting tooth decay, cavities or any other abnormality in the patient’s mouth.
Periapical x-ray: This x-ray produces a result limited to only one tooth. It studies the details and anatomy of that one tooth in particular. This type of intraoral camera detects even the smallest change in the patient’s dental structure.
Occlusal x-ray: This intraoral camera focuses on the arch of the teeth. Focus could be on either the upper jaw or the lower jaw of the patient. This camera can produce results which help study your dental structure and the developments of any procedure.
Oral Cancer Screening
An advanced invention in dentistry is the oral cancer screening VELscope. This important tool is used to detect any abnormal formation of oral tissues, which could be a sign of oral cancer. A VELscope is also used in examining the tongue muscle for any extraordinary changes. A VELscope is also responsible for detecting cancerous oral cells at an early stage.
Invisalign are clear teeth aligners that are less noticeable than metal braces. They are also removable, making them a good choice for those who like some leniency. Our dentist may recommend examining your Invisalign aligners every few weeks to ensure the process is carried out effectively.
Feel free to come to our office in New Lenox, Illinois for a personal consultation. If you are looking for an experienced dentist, then Hickory Creek Family Dentistry is the ideal clinic to address all of your dental care needs.