General Dentistry in Naperville, IL
Your oral health is very important, and definitely should be a high priority. Dr. Paul Caputo has made it his first priority in making sure you receive excellent and thorough dental care at their Naperville, IL office. Because we want to make sure we are able to take care of every member of your family, our practice offers general, family, and children’s dentistry. Each field is important in their respective ways, which is why everyone at our office makes sure you have an experienced matched by no other dental practice.
The American Dental Association suggests that you see your dentist at least bi-annually. That way, they can make sure to tackle any oncoming threats to your oral health early on, as well as giving you better overall health. During your regular cleaning, we will remove the plaque and tartar that have settled on your teeth. We will also check for any periodontal (gum) issues, and reverse the early symptoms. We are also able to handle any outdated or worn out dental work, being able to replace your old metal fillings, crowns, inlays, and onlays with tooth-colored substitutes. The tooth-colored replacements give your dental work a very natural look, not making it obvious you had any sort of dental work performed.
Though a small cavity or a crack in a tooth may not appear to be a huge priority when it first arises, if left unattended, it can lead to a lot more severe and serious consequences. Because over 80% of the population suffers from periodontal disease, it is important to make sure we take care of all of your issues when they first arise. With regard to periodontal issues, not managing the symptoms can lead to dementia, tooth loss, bone loss, stroke, heart disease, and much more. It can also cause damage to your other teeth, leading to a much more expensive and bothersome issue down the road.
If you suffer from TMJ or bruxism (teeth grinding) symptoms, we will be able to help you with that as well. Suffering from headaches and jaw pain is never a pleasure for anyone, and we are more than willing to alleviate you of any pain or discomfort caused by TMJ or bruxism.
If you have an athlete in your family, it is imperative that they protect their teeth. Sports-related dental injuries are one of the most common injuries out there, and it is important to make sure your athlete’s smile is looked after. We offer ready-made, mouth-formed, and custom-made mouthguards. They fit over the teeth, being able to take the forcefulness often associated with sports.
With children’s dentistry, a lot of people do not know that your child’s teeth are just as important, if not more, as yours! Because their young mouths are more susceptible to bacteria, it is important to instill healthy dental habits early on. When you bring your child in for an appointment, we will check every single tooth, making sure everything is healthy and copacetic. Our dentists will check for any early signs of decay, and address the situation immediately. Also, we will be able to show your children the proper way to brush and floss, as well as supply dental sealants and fluoride treatments. Sealants are a tin, clear coating that is usually placed on the molars in the back of the mouth. Because the molars have deep grooves, the sealants prevent any bacteria from invading your child’s tooth and making it the bacteria’s new home. All of our efforts are to ensure that your children’s mouths, as well as yours, stay happy and healthy for years to come!
If you have any questions on our services or would like to schedule an appointment, contact our dental office. Dr. Caputo, as well as our very experienced and knowledgeable team, are willing and able to help you every step of the way!