Smile Technology in Glen Ellyn, IL
Our smile technology gives our patients the confidence of a beautiful smile without the apprehension usually associated with a visit to the dentist.
Every treatment room is computerized with the capabilities of taking and viewing digital radiographs; our intra-oral cameras help diagnose and document dental abnormalities while education and informing our patients (our show and tell philosophy). Patients are further educated about dental procedures via our Clinically Advanced Education System (CAESY). Any treatment modality can be shown to the patient, educating them in the procedure, protocol, limitations, and prognosis.
CEREC Computer Restoration
Our CEREC CAD-CAM instrument has revolutionized the way our practice is able to deliver dental treatment to our patients. This high-tech equipment allows us to restore damaged teeth in a single visit, resulting in a beautiful, naturally colored, extremely strong restoration.
Scanx Digital Imaging
With our Panorex/Cephalometric radiograph equipment, we are able to diagnose and treat skeletal growth changes, abnormalities, and visually undetectable tooth and bone problems in both the upper and lower jaws.
Air Abrasion No-Drill Dentistry
With our state-of-the-art micro-abrasion technology, cavities can often be treated painlessly and without the use of a drill or anesthetic!
Our Intra-Oral Camera allows us to examine the patient’s entire oral cavity; with the aid of our television monitors, the patient can ‘see what we see.’ With this invaluable piece of technology, we are able to print out photographs for our patients to take home or to be used as documentation for insurance inquiries.
Odyssey Diode Soft Tissue Laser
Striving to increase the level of patient care in our practice, we have added to our technology the Odyssey Diode Laser. Ideal for soft tissue modification and preventative dental care, the diode laser helps us create that Always Great Smile!
Did you know that in the United States that somewhere between 6% and 14% of the population voluntarily avoid seeking dental care because of their fear of dentistry? These individuals delay treatment until they are in such discomfort that home remedies are no longer effective. They are considered to be severely anxious patients and present a unique dilemma for the dentist and the dental team. Attempts at treating these patients without addressing their fears cause increased stress for both the doctor and the patient.
What are the causes of patient fear of dentistry?
Most people harbor fear of pain; fear of the unknown; or fear of helplessness and dependency. Ignoring the presence of dental fears provokes many negative responses from the patient. One of the most common is the response of the pain reaction to increased anxiety. Pain and anxiety are related pain is a source of anxiety, anxiety may increase pain, and increased pain incites further anxiety.
Our mission, as dental care providers, is to help our patients alleviate both of these responses. Here at Gavin Dentistry, we offer both inhalation sedation (Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen) and oral conscious premedication. Both techniques are reliable and safe, and allow us to provide a more pleasant dental experience for our patients. Let’s face it, having dental work done is not at the top of the list of all-time enjoyable things to do; it may not even be in the top 4000-BUT when it has to be done; or should be done for proper dental maintenance, isn’t it comforting to know that Gavin Dentistry is there for you.
Night Guards (TMJ Splints)
Have you ever awakened in the morning with a headache or neck ache?
Have you found that your chewing muscles are sore or tender during the day or at night?
Do you find that you have a limitation of mouth opening?
If your answer is yes to any of these questions, you may be experiencing a temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ Dysfunction). The TMJ, located just in front of the ear, is the joint where the upper and lower jaws articulate. If a person’s occlusion (bite) is not stable, he or she may start a bruxing (grinding) habit during sleep causing muscle spasms and pain. A hard acrylic night guard/TMJ splint may help alleviate these symptoms. The patient wears this splint at night or during times of stress.
Tulsa Endodontic Root Canal System
Our ProSystem GY endodontic (root canal) system offers integrated components designed to make root canal therapy procedures simpler, easier and more efficient. Due to the predictability of this state of the art technique, almost any case can be completed in just one or two dental visits.
- 36,540 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx in a typical 12 month period
- During that time, 7,880 Americans will die from oral cancer
- 1 American dies from oral cancer, almost every hour
- Oral cancer claims more victims than skin, cervical or testicular cancer
- There has not been a decrease in oral cancer in the last 30 years, despite a reduction in people smoking
- There is a proven link between oral cancer and HPV
- Usually, oral cancer is detected too late for conservative treatment
- When discovered in late stages, the 5yr survival rate is only 30%
- When discovered in early stages, the 5yr survival rate is 80-90%
- With Velscope, you can detect oral lesions for pre-cancer and early stages of cancer
- May be covered by insurance