Family Dentistry

Patient Education Resource

Family Dentistry
at Chicago Dental Smiles in downtown Chicago, Illinois

We would like to welcome you to our family dentistry (general dentistry) dental office. We take great satisfaction in helping you maintain optimal oral health. Our practice is devoted to comprehensive and preventive patient care.

Throughout our website, you will find an abundance of information about our practice, procedures we provide, and dentistry in general. Please explore and learn as much about dentistry and our services as you desire. We believe our patients should have as much information as possible in order to make important, informed decisions regarding their oral health and family dentistry treatment options.

Our dental practice offers you a family dentistry in the convenience of one location utilizing the latest techniques in general dentistry. We are located in downtown Chicago and service the following areas: the Loop, Streeterville, River North, Near West Loop, Near South Loop, Lakeshore East, Gold Coast, Old Town, and Lincoln Park.

For more information or questions about our family dentistry practice, please visit our FAQs page or call the office at (312) 641-0002.

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Dental Bridge
Downtown Chicago Dentist

dental bridge is a natural-looking dental appliance that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, a dental bridge is barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth.

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Dental Crown
Downtown Chicago Dentist

A dental crown is a synthetic cap, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth.

A dental crown is typically used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, dental crowns are often used to restore the tooth.

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Oral Cancer Screening
Downtown Chicago Dentist

There are two known pathways leading to oral cancer. The first is tobacco and alcohol use. The other is through exposure to HPV (human papilomma virus-HPV16). When oral cancer is detected early, survival rates are good (80-90%). Unfortunately, most oral cancers are not detected until later stages, which is why the death rate for oral cancer is high (45% five years after diagnosis) in the US. Oral cancer kills one person every hour of every day, this is why our dentist believes that doing an oral cancer screening is vital to helping maintain your oral health.

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Root Canal
Downtown Chicago Dentist

Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward, until they reach the tip of the root.

Root canal therapy is a remarkable treatment with a very high rate of success, and involves removing the diseased tissue, halting the spread of infection and restoring the healthy portion of the tooth. In fact, root canal therapy is designed to save a problem tooth; before the procedure was developed and gained acceptance, the only alternative for treating a diseased tooth was extraction.

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Sleep Apnea
Downtown Chicago Dentist

The goal of sleep apnea treatment is to alleviate your restless nights in a comfortable and effective manner, thereby likely reducing the health risks associated with sleep apnea and lack of sleep. Treatment options often include lifestyle changes, oral appliances or devices, or in extreme cases, surgery. For patients who require treatment more intensive than lifestyle changes, oral appliance therapy is often preferred as a non-invasive symptom reliever, but does not necessarily “cure” sleep apnea.

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Tooth Extraction
Downtown Chicago Dentist

Your permanent teeth were meant to last a lifetime but sometimes things don’t work out the way they should. There are a number of reasons why tooth extraction may be needed. A very common reason involves a tooth that is too badly damaged, from trauma or decay, to be repaired. When this occurs, Dr. Joshi will recommend tooth extraction and follow up treatment to restore your smile.

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