Building Lasting Relationships for Your Dental Health
As a family dentist, Dr. Hausten is equipped to treat patients of all ages. From children to grandparents, we offer a variety of treatments that can benefit you during any stage of your life.
Oftentimes, our patients’ teeth are in optimal condition and the focus is on preventative care.
Unfortunately, some patients suffer from gum disease or decay and require specialized treatments. Dr. Hausten’s mission is to preserve and improve your oral health so you and your family can enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you visit your dentist every six months for a checkup and professional cleaning. During these visits, we can remove excess plaque and tartar in areas that may have been overlooked. Regular professional cleanings can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
During these appointments, Dr. Hausten will perform an oral exam and recommend any diagnostic tests, such as an x-ray. This will help us spot any changes or disease, so we can address any issues before they become problematic. We’ll always inform you of the details of your oral health, so we can work together to keep your smile in excellent condition.
Periodontics refers to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease. Whether your gum disease is in the early stage called gingivitis, or it’s progressed to periodontal disease, Dr. Hausten can evaluate the health of your gums to determine if an infection is present. Then, she’ll determine the most beneficial treatment which may include a deep cleaning known as scaling and root planing.
If gum disease is caught early on, it can be reversed with a professional cleaning. If left untreated, periodontal disease can damage your jawbone and lead to tooth loss. Our Wheaton team has decades of experience diagnosing and treating gum disease. Our staff will notify you if we see any signs of an infection so we can begin treatment right away.
Various dental conditions may lead to a tooth extraction. Whether your tooth has suffered from decay, damage, or infection, Dr. Hausten can provide immediate relief by removing your tooth. By utilizing the latest technology, she can ensure that your procedure is safe and efficient.
Dr. Hausten’s attention to detail and precision will help reduce any post-operative discomfort. This is the ultimate solution to restoring your oral health and alleviating your pain. We also offer a number of tooth replacement options so you won’t have to go a day without a complete smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! You still need to visit a general dentist even if you take good care of your teeth. Even the best of us can miss spots and require a professional’s help to keep our smiles sparkling. Our team can take care of those hard-to-reach areas to help prevent oral disease.
There are also some oral health conditions that may not be obvious to you because they don’t cause any pain or aren’t visible. Sometimes, cavities don’t even hurt until they require immediate treatment.
If you come into our office for your regular six-month appointments, we can make sure your teeth are clean and detect any issues before they require more invasive treatments.
At your dental visit, our Wheaton team will clean your teeth and examine your mouth to make sure you’re healthy. Next, we’ll remove all the plaque and tartar, which is more difficult to clean off yourself.
We’ll also perform a full examination consisting of a noninvasive visual and physical inspection, x-rays if you haven’t had any for a while, and an oral cancer screening. These all help us to assess your oral health and catch any potential issues before they require intense treatment.
If you require any special treatment, Dr. Hausten will let you know at your appointment. Without any special instructions, all you need to do is keep up with regular oral hygiene practices. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss at least once a day, use fluoride or antibacterial mouthwash, and attend your regular dental visits.
Your oral health is best maintained by brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and rinsing between meals. In addition to maintaining good oral hygiene, you’ll want to schedule bi-annual check-ups and professional cleanings at our Warren dental office.
There are a few ways you can further improve your oral health, including:
- Use oral care products that contain fluoride
- Brush your teeth before bed
- Avoid frequent snacking
- Limit sugary and acidic foods
- Eat tooth-healthy foods
During your appointment, our helpful staff will provide any additional tips to improve your at-home oral care.
Helping You Achieve & Maintain Proper Oral Health For a Lifetime
It’s an honor and a privilege to serve the dental needs of your family. Whether you’re in need of a routine cleaning or an advanced treatment, we’re sincerely committed to your dental health. Contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hausten by calling (630) 653-3440. Your well-being is important to us, and we’re excited to help you thrive in your smile.