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Dentistry

Loyola University Health System (Loyola) has a full-service oral health center with dentists on staff to handle your dental needs.

Preventive Care
Preventive dental care involves a professional cleaning of your teeth and examination for cavities as well as a general assessment of your overall oral health. Preventive care services include:

  • Oral exam
  • Oral cancer screening
  • X-rays
  • Periodontal evaluation
  • Dental cleaning
  • Fluoride treatment

Cosmetic Dentistry
The Loyola Oral Health Center offers several options to correct stained, chipped or misshapen teeth. All can help you improve your smile.

  • Tooth color restorations (fillings)
  • Enamel shaping
  • Teeth whitening
  • Veneers

Dental Implants
For some people who have lost teeth in an accident or due to disease, dental implants offer a feel and look very similar to their own teeth. Titanium posts are surgically placed beneath your gums, and then artificial teeth are attached to the post. This offers a stable support and the teeth appear very natural.

Pediatric Dentistry
Pediatric dentistry is that branch and specialty of dentistry concerned with providing primary and comprehensive dental care for infants and children through adolescence.

Restorative Dentistry
Restorative dentistry refers to the restoration of natural teeth that have been damaged, decayed or lost. This is accomplished by the placement of either crowns, which are hand-made replicas of your real teeth that are cemented permanently in place, or bridges, which are used to replace one or more teeth. The dental staff at Loyola Oral Health Center is skilled at fitting both types of restorations. The use of crowns or bridges is dependent on the teeth being replaced as well as the surrounding teeth.

Periodontal Care
During a periodontal examination at the Loyola Oral Health Center, a dentist will examine your gums for signs of inflammation or bone loss. Dental X-rays may be taken to look at the bone structure that supports your teeth and to detect other problems not visible during your examination. Treatment for periodontal disease may include:

  • A deep cleaning
  • Medications
  • Surgery

Removable Full and Partial Dentures
Your overall confidence and well-being can suffer if all or some of your teeth are missing. The Loyola Oral Health Center can create removable full or partial dentures. These artificial teeth are individually fitted to maximize your comfort.

Location

  • Maguire Center (Oral Health Center)

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