All our expertise for your smile
Cusp Dental proudly offers complete general dental care powered by the latest in dental technology and a team who puts you first. No matter what treatments your smile requires, you’ll find it here from our friendly, experienced general dentists.
Is it time for your next dental cleaning and exam?
We recommend visiting us every 6 months for this routine wellness appointment.
We look forward to seeing you!
How are you feeling?
- My gums are bleeding
- I have persistent bad breath
- My teeth are sensitive to hot or cold
- I have a cavity or tooth decay
- My jaw is tight and painful
- I snore at night
Whatever’s going on in your mouth, we can help! Our Chicago general dentists have the expertise you need and are ready to address your concerns with our full attention.
General Dentistry Solutions
A dental cleaning is a routine preventive procedure aimed at removing plaque, tartar, and stains from the teeth. We recommend you visit for a dental cleaning at least every 6 months as these are crucial for maintaining oral health and preventing a variety of issues such as gum disease, cavities, and bad breath.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer screening is a critical component of a dental check-up, designed to identify early signs of cancer or precancerous conditions in the mouth. We’ll examine the inside of your mouth to check for red or white patches, mouth sores, and any abnormalities that may require further investigation. While this examination is beneficial for everyone, it is particularly important for individuals who are at high risk, such as tobacco and alcohol users.
Unlike amalgam fillings, which are silver and more noticeable, tooth-colored fillings are made from a composite resin material that’s custom-matched to your existing tooth color. Tooth-colored fillings are a preferred choice for filling cavities in visible teeth, providing both a functional and cosmetic benefit. They are strong, durable, and aesthetically pleasing, offering an attractive alternative to traditional fillings.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by interruptions in breathing during sleep, leading to poor sleep quality and various health risks. Dental interventions, such as our custom-made oral appliances, can be effective treatments. These appliances work by repositioning the lower jaw and tongue to improve airway stability. Sleep apnea treatment not only improves sleep quality but also reduces the risk of related health issues like hypertension, heart disease, and daytime fatigue.
Periodontal treatment is focused on combating gum disease, a condition where bacterial growth affects the gums and can potentially lead to tooth loss. We offer a variety of personalized treatment options focused on catching, preventing, and treating gum disease. Effective periodontal treatment can contribute to better overall health, as untreated gum disease has been linked to systemic conditions like heart disease and diabetes.
TMJ Disorder Therapy
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder therapy aims to alleviate pain and dysfunction associated with the jaw joint and the muscles responsible for jaw movement. Talk to us about what you’re experiencing and we’ll create a personalized treatment plan for you. Alleviating TMJ disorder can improve quality of life by reducing pain, improving jaw function, and sometimes alleviating other symptoms like headaches and earaches.
Botox for Clenching and Grinding
We offer Botox injections to treat jaw tension caused by excessive clenching or grinding of the teeth, also known as bruxism. When injected into the facial muscles responsible for these actions, Botox relaxes the muscles, reducing the force exerted on the teeth and jaw. This not only minimizes wear and tear on the teeth but can also relieve jaw pain and headaches.
Soft Tissue Grafting
Have you noticed your teeth looking longer than they used to? You may be suffering from gum recession. Gum recession is a condition where the gum tissue surrounding a tooth pulls away, exposing the tooth root. Soft tissue grafting not only improves the appearance of your smile but also protects any exposed tooth roots from decay and sensitivity.
Do you clench and grind your teeth at night? Talk to us about getting a custom-made dental appliance to protect your teeth while you sleep. Your night guard will act as a barrier between the upper and lower teeth, preventing wear and tear as well as reducing muscle strain and discomfort.
Anxiety-Free Dental Injections (DentalVibe)
Say goodbye to stressful, painful injections! DentalVibe is a technology designed to make dental injections less painful and anxiety-inducing. The device uses gentle vibrations to stimulate the area around the injection site, effectively distracting the brain and reducing the sensation of pain as we administer the injection.
Our prevention-minded approach
We’re your partner in maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Our general dentists have years of experience and provide transparent diagnoses. You’ll never feel pressured into a procedure and will have all the information you need to make the best decision for yourself.
Hear from our patients
Better technology for a better experience
Enjoy exceptional general dental care backed by state-of-the-art technology. What exactly does that look like?
- No goopy, gaggy impressions
- 80% less radiation
- Transparent diagnosis
- Conservative treatment options
- Fast, comfortable procedures
Answers To Your Most Common General Dentistry Questions
How often should I see a dentist?
We recommend that you visit the dentist for a check-up and cleaning every six months. However, the frequency of your dental visits may depend on your individual needs and the condition of your oral health.
What should I do if I have a dental emergency?
If you have a dental emergency, such as a toothache, a broken tooth, or a knocked-out tooth, seek immediate dental care. Call us as soon as possible and we’ll do our best to see you as quickly as possible.
How can I prevent cavities?
To prevent cavities, brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, and limit your intake of sugary or acidic foods and drinks. It is also important to visit us twice a year (or as directed) for check-ups and cleanings, as your dentist can help identify and treat any early signs of tooth decay before they become more serious problems.
Is it safe to visit the dentist during pregnancy?
Yes, it is generally safe to visit the dentist during pregnancy. However, it’s best to avoid any unnecessary dental procedures during the first trimester. Your dentist may also recommend additional cleanings or check-ups during pregnancy to help maintain your oral health.
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