General Dentistry in Chicago

General dentistry in Chicago, Evanston, & Skokie

Maintain Your Healthy Smile at Contos Smile Center The best way to care for your smile is to protect it from potential complications. That’s where general and family dentists like Dr. Contos come in. At Contos Smile Center, our dentist and expert team provide general dentistry services to keep your teeth looking and feeling their best year-round. We welcome patients in Evanston, Pilsen, and Bucktown, IL, to enjoy the benefits of a healthy smile by visiting our practice.

What is General Dentistry?

General dentistry services involve the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of certain oral health issues. Also known as preventive dentistry, these treatments are essential to maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile. Dr. Contos is one of the best dentists in Chicago, IL, when it comes to supporting your oral wellness and providing you treatment when you need it most.

Our General Dentistry Services

Preventive Care

Preventive dental care is essential for a healthy smile. This includes biannual dental cleanings and exams, which allow Dr. Contos to evaluate your smile for underlying issues as well as remove harmful plaque and bacteria. The best way to protect your oral health is through prevention, and our dental team is ready to help you do just that.

Children’s Dentistry

Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child see a dentist as soon as their first tooth appears? Our pediatric dentist in Chicago offers expert children’s dentistry services to our youngest patients. Dr. Contos will ensure your child is comfortable during their visit and help them create long-lasting oral hygiene habits.

Advanced Dental Technology

We’re proud to feature advanced dental care technology at our Chicago, IL, office. These resources allow us to streamline our dental services and provide you with an exceptional dental experience. From specialized dental lasers to 3D scanners, our state-of-the-art dental practice is well-equipped to create an accurate treatment plan for all patients.

Mouth Guards

Mouth guards are a must-have for patients who partake in sports, especially high-contact sports like hockey or football. Customized mouth guards from Contos Smile Center help protect your teeth, lips, chin, and more from potential physical trauma that can harm your oral health.

We also offer night guards for patients who grind or clench their teeth at night. Also known as bruxism, teeth grinding can lead to a host of dental complications if not treated right away. Our personalized night guards can protect your teeth while you sleep, offering you a comfortable, non-intrusive solution.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are thin coatings applied to your teeth’s surfaces to shield them against cavities and harmful bacteria. While usually recommended for children, patients of all ages can benefit from tooth sealants. Sealants are made of discreet composite resin and require little preparation beforehand.

TMJ Treatment

If you’re struggling with frequent jaw pain, it may be a sign of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Our TMJ dentists in Chicago, IL will determine the root cause of your pain and work to find the solution that works best for you and your unique case. We offer various TMD treatments, such as muscle relaxants, occlusal appliances, or physical therapy.

Periodontal Treatment

The condition of your gums has a significant impact on the health of your teeth, which is why our dentist may recommend periodontal treatment depending on how infected your gums are. Periodontal (gum) disease can take a toll on oral health, leading to further complications if left untreated. Our dental professionals can help reverse the effects of gum disease before it has a chance to progress.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea can make it difficult to carry out your daily activities, causing dizziness, grogginess, or daytime exhaustion. Our Chicago sleep dentist can measure the severity of your sleep disorder and determine the best treatment for your individual needs. We offer CPAP therapy, oral appliances, and even upper airway surgery for more severe cases.

Tooth Extractions

If your tooth is severely decayed or irreparably damaged, Dr. Contos may decide a tooth extraction is the best course of action to save the rest of your smile. Removing teeth that can’t be treated with a restorative procedure is beneficial for your oral health. We’ve performed painless, stress-free extractions for countless patients and have helped them take the steps toward a restored smile.

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal therapy has earned a bad reputation for being a painful procedure, but this isn’t the case. Root canal treatments help stop painful symptoms and prevent further complications with your smile. Our Chicago dentist will painlessly access and remove the infected pulp of your tooth. This treatment also preserves your natural tooth from extraction.

Frequently Asked Questions

+How often should I visit the dentist?

For the best results, we recommend scheduling an appointment with your dentist every six months. When combined with a consistent at-home oral hygiene routine, your smile will remain healthy and functional year-round. If you can’t remember the last time you sat in a dental chair, schedule an appointment at our Chicago dental office today.

+Why is oral hygiene so important?

Good oral hygiene is essential to living a healthy, fulfilling life. Failing to practice oral hygiene maintenance or make regular trips to the dentist could result in:

  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Gum disease
  • Further health complications

Visit Dr. Contos For All Your Dental Care Needs

Preventive dental strategies center around regular office appointments. We encourage patients to schedule these visits at least twice a year at Contos Smile Center. This way, our dentists in Chicago, IL, can help patients maintain their oral health and wellness for years to come.

To schedule an appointment, call our practice today at (773) 973-0531. Patients can also fill out our contact form to book their visits online. We look forward to seeing you in the office!

Our Vision

We are dedicated to providing the highest level of service and quality to our patient community by cultivating strong relationships, communicating thoughtful treatment solutions, and providing an enjoyable atmosphere, we can empower our patients to take ownership of their oral health.

We are committed to researching and offering state-of-the-art dental solutions in order to deliver the most advanced treatment options to our patients.

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