Caring Family Dental Services
At Peoria Dental Care, we provide our patients with a range of comprehensive dental services. As a family dentist office, we are committed to providing patients of all ages with the care and attention they deserve. With a warm and welcoming environment, our patients feel comfortable and can ask any questions they may have about their general treatments.
We have the skills and knowledge necessary to provide every patient with the care they need. Our doctors and team utilize the latest dental technology and techniques to ensure they receive modern, thorough dental care. You can count on our practice for all of your oral health needs, including advanced periodontal care, restorative treatments, and more.
Services we offer include, but are not limited to:
It is suggested patients be seen for hygiene care and routine exam every six months or as recommended by their dentist. During the cleaning, we will remove plaque and calculus from your teeth, leaving behind a bright and polished smile. We may take X-rays to help detect possible cavities between teeth which cannot be seen by the naked eye.
In some cases a regular cleaning is not enough. Some patients have what is known as periodontal or gum disease. In these patients, saliva testing, oral antibiotics, and deeper and more frequent cleanings are utilized to treat the disease.
Dental emergencies can be very frightening and often painful. Prompt treatment is generally required to alleviate pain and ensure the patient’s oral and overall health. If you’re dealing with a dental emergency, call us immediately at 309-688-0121 (make click to call) and we will schedule you in as soon as possible.
We offer a wide range of cosmetic dental services that allow our patients to achieve the smile they have always dreamed about. We are able to enhance your smile in a variety of ways; including dental implants, natural-looking tooth colored fillings, and teeth whitening.
For more information about our cosmetic dentistry services, please visit our Cosmetic Dentistry page
Children of all ages are welcome at our practice! A child’s first dental visit should be between 6 and 12 months old. A good rule of thumb is as soon as the first tooth erupts, bring them in. That way, your child can have positive first experiences at a young age and you can receive valuable advice in helping care for your child’s teeth.
Dental fillings are necessary when a tooth has a cavity or has a minor chip or fracture. There are several restorative options available, and our dentist will discuss these with you to determine what is best for your individual situation.
Placing a thin, tooth-colored coating on the chewing surfaces of adult molars and bicuspids in children around the ages of seven through fourteen is an easy and effective process. This proactive treatment “seals” these difficult to clean areas in back teeth, making them more resistant to decay.
Root canal therapy is needed when severe trauma has affected a tooth or when a cavity reaches the pulp of a tooth, causing an infection of the nerve. To help avoid and prevent the need for endodontic therapy, it is important to attend regular checkups with your dentist. However, once the pulp has become infected, it must be treated to avoid further issues since it cannot heal by itself. Some signs that a pulp is infected include sensitivity to hot or cold foods or liquids, pain, swelling, or even a bad taste in the mouth.
For some patients, they are unaware a problem even exists until they are seen by their dentist for an exam. When endodontic therapy is performed, your dentist will clean out the infected pulp and disinfect the canals of the tooth. Once the area has been disinfected, the canals of the tooth are filled with a special material to prevent further infections and help in healing the tooth. Sometimes a core build-up, bonded post, and crown are necessary for restoring a tooth to function.
When permanent teeth are significantly damaged, extracting the compromised teeth can, in some cases, help you return to optimal oral health. After discussing your various treatment options with you and deciding on an extraction, your dentist will perform your treatment in the comfort of our office. Your treatment will be:
- Completed in one visit
Following the extraction, it is important to replace the tooth to prevent problems with the surrounding teeth. We will discuss your tooth replacement options with you during your initial consultation.
A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile.
There are two types of dentures – complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, but it prevents other teeth from shifting.
A complete denture may be either “conventional” or “immediate.” A conventional type is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, usually taking 4 to 6 weeks. During this time the patient will go without teeth. Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process. Once the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments will have to be made.
Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years, but they may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.
Peoria Dental Care is proud to provide patients with 3D x-ray technology, known as Galileos® 3D Cone Beam. The Galileos 3D diagnostic system is a piece of equipment that creates 3D images of the patient’s entire jaw in only a matter of seconds. This allows our patients to get in and out of our office in a more timely fashion. In addition, it allows our staff to diagnose problems with higher accuracy. These 3D scans provide our team with more detailed images than traditional x-rays.
The addition of the Galileos 3D diagnostic system to our dental office ensures that we can provide the highest quality of dental care and that every patient receives the most comfortable care possible.
The intraoral camera is a very small camera that allows our team to take pictures of the patient’s mouth and teeth. These images enable our practice to view clear, precise images of the mouth, teeth, and gums. This helps our doctors to accurately make a diagnosis. Clear, enlarged images allows for details to be seen that might otherwise have been missed by standard mirror examinations.
Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that affects many adults. It affects the way you breathe during sleep, and can cause you to stop breathing altogether for seconds at a time. Sleep apnea can cause further health issues, including heart problems.
Signs you suffer from sleep apnea:
- Chronic snoring
- Choking, gasping for air while you’re sleeping
- Long pauses in breathing during sleep
- You wake up during the night with a dry mouth or throat
- Waking up with a headache
- Daytime fatigue
At Peoria Dental Care, we take sleep apnea very seriously and provide any patients suffering from it with a variety of treatments.
What does sleep apnea treatment involve?
Initially, Dr. Wynn or Dr. Roberts will conduct tests to investigate, diagnose, and pinpoint a suitable treatment. They will then discuss with you the available treatment options and which one best fits your exact diagnosis and health care needs.
Sleeping masks were traditionally used to keep the patient’s airways open while they slept, but nowadays there are less intrusive treatment options. Dental devices that gently tease the lower jaw forward are very effective in preventing the tongue from blocking the main air passage. These dental devices are easy to wear, and often help patients avoid unwanted surgeries. Our dentists need to formally make a diagnosis of each individual case before recommending the best course of action.
When you suffer from TMJ, you may endure chronic facial, head, neck, or jaw pain. This pain is caused by the way your teeth fit together. When someone consciously or unconsciously clenches and grinds their teeth it can intensify these problems. At Peoria Dental Care, we offer a variety of noninvasive treatments to reduce this discomfort. With a careful evaluation of your occlusion (how your teeth fit in your mouth), we can determine which treatment will work best for your individual dental situation.