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Why Chicago residents seek Emergency Dentistry

Owwww. You wake with a throbbing tooth and a swollen cheek. You need urgent pain relief now and then probably a root canal and crown. That’s what usually comes to mind when men and women in the Chicago area think about emergency dentistry. It is a fairly common scenario, but any dental emergency needs attention to minimize discomfort, expense, need for more extensive dental work later, and potential permanent damage. Let’s take a look at a few dental emergency situations and how they should be handled.  Dental Emergencies  Abscess. That’s the situation described above. The pain is usually acute, triggered … Continue reading

Your smile holds the wisdom of regenerative medicine

Dr. Theodore M. Siegel Describing wisdom of regenerative medicine

We hear a lot about stem cell research in the news today, but the subject is still hazy for most people. Stem cells are not yet programmed for muscle, bone, cartilage, or other specialized uses. By watching stem cells develop, researchers learn how these tissues grow. That knowledge builds an understanding of how to guide the body into producing healthy cells to replace diseased ones. Your wisdom teeth could play an important role. About 65 percent of the global population develops wisdom teeth, the four “third molars” furthest back in the mouth. It is believed that the other 35 percent … Continue reading

Invisalign: An invisible sign of the times

Dr. Theodore M. Siegel Describing invisible sign of the times

“You’ve got something stuck on your teeth.” It’s always embarrassing to hear that phrase. It’s even worse when the something is bright silver, shaped like a train track, and it’s going to be stuck there for years. Yes, braces do a great thing for your teeth, but not so much for your social life. In the past, there was no choice. Your smile had to get worse before it could get better – or else you could live with crooked teeth forever. Of course, that was in the old days, when blackberry was a fruit, drivers had to tell cars when … Continue reading

Oral Cancer – Big Smile Dental

One of the most common forms of cancer inflicting people is oral cancer. Although everyone is at risk of developing this deadly disease, the group that has most susceptibility includes male adults over the age of 40. Oral cancer is one which has one of the lowest survival rates with thousands of new cases reported every year and only less than half of them achieving cure. Oral cancer can appear on any area of the mouth like the gums, the soft palate, and lips. However, according to most cases reported to date, the most common area that this disease appears … Continue reading

What should I expect from a professional dental cleaning?

Smooth and sparkling – professionally clean teeth You probably understand the importance of brushing your teeth after eating and flossing before bedtime. But even the best home care can’t give you that mmmm smooth feel and wow I can’t stop smiling into the mirror gleam. The hygiene team at Big Smile Dental delivers those every day, efficiently and expertly. Using specialized tools, the hygienist puts training and experience to work removing the sticky bio-film called plaque, tartar build-up, and food debris from areas you can’t see or reach with brush and floss. She also removes surface stains from coffee, tea, … Continue reading

Home remedies and treatments for sensitive teeth

Some surprising causes of sensitive teeth You stopped putting ice in your water. You wait until you coffee cools down. You breathe through your nose when it’s cold outside. Even a bite of candy sends a thrill to your core. Those sensitive teeth are keeping you from enjoying life’s little delights, and you don’t even remember how it started. Sure, brushing is good, but aggressive brushing wears down the layer of enamel that protects the nerves of teeth. Brush often and brush thoroughly, but be gentle and use good technique. The hygiene team at Big Smile Dental will be happy … Continue reading



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