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Dental Concerns Fox Lake IL

Infinity Dental of Fox Lake can treat a wide range of dental problems through expert general and restorative dentistry procedures. Painful symptoms such as headache, snoring, or neck pain may be linked to a treatable dental condition. Cosmetic concerns such as crooked teeth or discolored teeth may be caused by underlying functional or health problems.

Dr. Thomas Prendergast is an experienced dentist who takes the time with you as an individual to assess your oral health, discuss your concerns and goals, and present treatment options for your consideration. Treating dental concerns as early as possible will allow more conservative and less invasive dentistry to be effective.

If you are experiencing the following symptoms, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists.

treatment for dental problems in Fox Lake IL

Frequent Headaches Treatment

If you experience frequent headaches, particularly when you wake up in the morning, pain medication might not be the answer. Millions of Americans suffer from constant headaches resulting from an unbalanced bite, or Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD). These headaches are known as TMJ headaches. Infinity Dental of Fox Lake offers several different treatment options for TMD and TMJ headaches. Learn more about frequent headaches caused by TMJ.

Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment

If you or your partner experience snoring or sleep apnea, chances are your sleep is being affected. Infinity Dental treats snoring and sleep apnea using a dental splint or night guards to maintain proper jaw position and keep airways open to breathe. Learn more about Sleep Apnea treatment.

Bleeding Gums Treatment

Many people think that bleeding gums when brushing or flossing is normal, but constant sore or bleeding gums can be a sign of gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease. Our dentists can easily determine if you have gum disease and recommend treatment options. Learn more about treating bleeding gums.

Filling Cavities at Infinity Dental

Cavities affect most people during their lifetime and are the most common chronic childhood disease in America. Cavities, or tooth decay, are highly treatable. Infinity Dental provides a range of treatment options depending on your condition, from dental fillings to root canals. Learn more about cavity fillings.

Teeth Grinding Treatment

Millions of Americans grind their teeth. While occasional teeth grinding is not harmful, the constant grinding of the teeth can damage the teeth and cause other oral complications. Our dentists offer several treatment options to stop teeth grinding and repair damaged teeth. Learn more about teeth grinding treatment.

Crooked Teeth Treatment

Crooked teeth, besides being aesthetically unattractive, also pose oral health problems. Many adults don’t want to wear braces, and our dentists offer other options for fixing crooked teeth, including invisible braces and restorative dental procedures. Learn more about crooked teeth treatment.

Discolored Teeth Treatment

Everyone experiences discolored or yellow teeth at some point in their lifetime. While there are many over-the-counter treatment options for stained teeth, the best treatment is available through a dentist. We offer easy and inexpensive treatment options that can usually be done in a single visit. Learn more about teeth whitening options.

Frequently Asked Questions About Common Dental Concerns

When should I see a dentist for bleeding gums?

You should see a dentist if your gums bleed frequently. Occasional bleeding might not signal a serious problem. Consistent bleeding could indicate gum disease or other oral health issues. If the bleeding doesn’t improve or stop, schedule an appointment with your dentist. Early intervention can prevent more severe conditions like periodontitis.

What are the risks of not treating sleep apnea?

Not treating sleep apnea can lead to serious health risks. It increases the likelihood of high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. Interrupted sleep affects oxygen levels and stresses the cardiovascular system. Additionally, untreated sleep apnea can cause daytime fatigue. This can raise the risk of accidents while driving or at work. It can also contribute to issues like depression and anxiety. 

What are the symptoms of cavities?

Symptoms of cavities can vary but also include toothache and sensitivity to hot and cold. Cavities can also expose visible holes or pits in your teeth and pain when you bite down. In its advanced stages, a cavity can lead to severe toothache, infection, and even tooth loss.

Is it necessary to see a dentist for teeth grinding?

Yes, it is necessary to see a dentist for teeth grinding. Chronic teeth grinding can lead to tooth damage. A dentist can assess the extent of tooth damage and discuss potential treatment options. Furthermore, your dentist may recommend and provide a special mouthguard to wear at night to prevent further damage to the teeth. 

Is it too late to treat crooked teeth in adulthood?

It’s never too late to treat crooked teeth, even in adulthood. Healthy teeth, bones, and gums can respond well to orthodontic treatment at any age. Furthermore, advances in dental technology offer many options for adults. These treatment options include traditional braces and clear aligners such as Invisalign, and more. Modern orthodontic treatments provide fast and effective ways to correct misalignments.

What causes discoloration of the teeth?

Teeth discoloration can result from consuming certain foods and drinks, such as coffee and red wine. Poor oral hygiene, leading to plaque buildup, can also cause tooth discoloration. Some medications, aging, tobacco, and trauma can also contribute to changes in tooth color, either by affecting the enamel or the underlying dentin. 

Schedule a Dental Exam & Consultation Today

Infinity Dental is home to your experienced dentist in Fox Lake IL. Dr. Prendergast provides thorough dental exams to find and treat the root cause of your dental problem. Not sure what you need? Give us a call today, or request an appointment online.