Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

The Time Interval to Replant a Knocked Out Tooth Can Affect its Longevity
...With a subsequent root canal treatment (to remove dead tissue from the inner tooth pulp and seal it from infection), it’s possible the tooth can survive for at least a few years, plenty of time to plan for a dental implant or similar tooth replacement...

A Root Canal Treatment can Save Your Tooth and Relieve Pain
One of the most effective techniques for saving decayed or injured teeth is the root canal treatment...

Even if a Root Canal Won't Work, This Procedure Could Save your Tooth
A root canal treatment is a highly effective way to save a deeply decayed tooth...

Take Steps to Save an Incoming Tooth's Place to Avoid a Poor Bite
... Depending on the state of your child's jaw development, it may be advisable to attempt saving the tooth through a filling or, in the case of deep decay, a modified root canal treatment...

Watch Out for Re-Infection After a Root Canal Treatment
So, you've undergone a root canal treatment to save a decayed tooth...

(Don't) Break It Like Beckham
... But if the damage exposes the soft inner pulp of the tooth, root canal treatment will be needed to save the tooth...

Dental Injury Is Just a Temporary Setback for Basketball Star Kevin Love
...The condition of tooth’s pulp (soft inner tissue) must also be closely monitored; if it becomes infected, root canal treatment may be needed to preserve the tooth...

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Guy H. Gattone, DDS

(708) 429-7500
6700 West 167th Street, Suite 1 Tinley Park, IL 60477