By: Nicole H.
Family Dental Care of Sycamore
I unexpectedly lost my front tooth. I was extremely upset and received horrible service from my previous provider (dekamore dental). I called Family Dental & not only were they kind & helpful over the phone, they got me in with the dentist immediately. They also gave me a same day free invisaline tray while I wait for my flipper tooth to be made so I didn't have to have to be embarrased while I wait. My previous provider offered me nothing but a hole in my mouth! The dentist & staff at Family Dental were steady, professional & compassionate. Facilities were cozy & calming. Not happy that this happened to me, but I am happy that I found a new dental home. I am grateful for the great service. They went above and beyond for me, and I'm sure they would for you as well. THANK YOU FAMILY DENTAL!
By: Dorothy C.
Patel Family Dental
Excellent, experienced dentist. Only one of two DeKalb dentists (the other is Duez) that are listed on usatopdentists.com. This is a list that a dentist cannot pay to be on; it requires being nominated by other dentists. There are a disturbing number of dentists in DeKalb who do not own up to their poor work or who recommend unnecessary procedures to run up profits. Dr. Peltz is trustworthy, explains things very clearly, and has grown his business primarily through referrals from his patients. His staff are also very friendly and experienced. Even though I was a new patient, I was able to get an appointment just within a few days to have a problem tooth examined.
By: Midge B.
Collins Dental Group Pc
Dr. Deter is the best!!! Jody is excellent and really cares. Joan is so sweet and gentle and then there's Lucy, such a very sweet, sweet person. We have the best dentist and the best facility we could ask for. Thank you for making our trips to the dentist in stressful! You are all great!
By: Bailey K.
Prairie View Dental
I have gone to Prairie View Dental for years, and am continually impressed by the professionalism of the staff. I've done a variety of treatments including Invisalign and veneers and couldn't be happier with the smile I have today!
Tips & Advices
  • If a tooth decays and the nerves or pulp (soft internal tissue which helps teeth develop) become inflamed or infected
  • If a tooth is cracked or broken and nerves are exposed
This generally depends on any specific issues you wish to address with your teeth. There are toothpastes designed to whiten teeth, fight cavities, decrease sensitivity, prevent bad breath, resist gingivitis, and those specific to children (with lower fluoride content). There are also toothpastes that offer “complete” protection by combining aspects of many of the above toothpastes.
It’s recommended to get a professional cleaning at least two times per year.
  • Desensitizing toothpaste numbs the nerves in the teeth that can cause discomfort.
  • Mouth guard can protect against grinding teeth during sleep.
  • Fluoride treatment can be applied by dentists to sensitive areas to numb teeth and strengthen enamel.
  • Root canal can treat problems in a tooth’s core.
  • Surgical gum graft where a piece of gum tissue is removed from a section of the mouth to cover an exposed root.
Not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed, but there are certain signs that can help you and your doctor determine if yours should be:
  • Wisdom teeth are pushing other teeth around, causing pain and misalignment
  • Cysts form around newly emerged wisdom teeth, causing jaw damage
  • Gums get inflamed and swollen, causing cavities and pain
  • Doctor determine from x-rays that wisdom teeth will cause problems in the near future

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