Comprehensive Dental Care You & Your Family Can Count On
With decades of experience serving the dental needs of the Wheaton Community, Dr. Hausten and our team know exactly what each patient expects when they walk into our office. We understand the importance of offering quality, individualized care that ensures each patient is satisfied with the outcome of their treatment.
By offering a well-rounded list of services, Dr. Hausten and our team can meet all of your needs at our office.
Frequently Asked Questions
In the early stages of gum disease, called gingivitis, you may not show any symptoms. Once the disease progresses to advanced stages, known as periodontitis, you’ll likely experience some of the following symptoms:
- Red and swollen gums
- Gums that bleed
- Persistent bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Painful chewing
- Receding gums
With gingivitis, the effects can be reversed with a thorough cleaning at our Wheaton office. Once the disease progresses to periodontitis, Dr. Hausten will recommend coming in for more frequent visits to keep your gums free of infection and in the best of health.
There are a few ways we approach treating TMD. Dr. Hausten will likely suggest trying at-home remedies such as applying heat and ice to your jaw and using over-the-counter pain medications.
In addition to at-home remedies, we can customize a mouthguard just for you. These small plastic appliances are worn overnight to keep a space between your upper and lower arches, preventing you from clenching and grinding your teeth while you sleep.
If you have a missing tooth, Dr. Hausten may recommend a dental bridge or a dental implant to restore your oral health and complete your smile. If you’re interested in learning more about our tooth replacement options, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hausten by calling (630) 653-3440.
During the consultation, we’ll examine your oral health and provide you with information on the benefits of each procedure so you can make the best decision.
The early stages of oral cancer are usually painless and resemble a canker sore or ulcer. Abnormal cell growth appears in flat patches that are typically gray, yellow, or white in color, and the edges are red.
During your biannual visits to our office, Dr. Hausten will perform an examination for oral cancer and ensure your dental health is on track. If caught early on, oral cancer treatment is typically more successful. If it’s left untreated, it can be fatal.
Giving You One More Reason to Smile For Years to Come
At our office, we’re not just concerned about your smile today, we want you to enjoy your smile for life. By focusing on prevention, we can ensure dental problems are dealt with as soon as they arise.
On the other hand, we offer a comprehensive list of cosmetic services that can beautify any smile. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hausten by calling (630) 653-3440. Together we’ll continue to achieve your smile goals, year after year.