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Can You Drive After a Root Canal?

A root canal is a common procedure needed to treat an infected tooth. But the question begs: will you be able to drive yourself home after the procedure?

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When Do You Need a Root Canal?

Root canals are a rather common type of dental treatment. They are usually needed to treat a severely infected tooth. Don’t know if you need a root canal? Here’s how to tell.

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How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?

Dental bridges are a very popular way to replace multiple missing teeth and restore both the function and the appearance of your smile. Check out this short blog post to learn everything you need to know about dental bridges and how long they can last!

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Do Fillings Need to be Replaced?

If you’ve gotten a dental filing a while back, it may be time to get a replacement. Dental fillings don’t last forever. Recognizing that your dental filling needs to be replaced is essential to maintaining your oral health.

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Can a Root Canal Be Done Through a Crown?

Untreated tooth decay under a crown can cause it to fail not because the crown will be damaged, but because the tooth itself can still be affected by the accumulated bacteria. But, what if you need a root canal and have a crown? Will the dentist be able to perform it?

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Can a Root Canal Cause a Sinus Infection?

Dental procedures often produce fear and people who suffer from dental pain caused by infections and other conditions postpone or never go to the dentist, resulting in more advanced and complicated oral health problems.

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Can My Teeth Shift After Getting Dental Implants?

There are a few reasons you could feel like your teeth are shifting after receiving dental implants, but you only need to be concerned if they are genuinely shifting. Read on to find out what is normal after implant surgery and what should set off alarm bells.

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Is a Root Canal a Dental Emergency?

When it comes to dental emergencies, people aren't always sure what type of incidents require urgent care and which can wait until the next appointment. But, what about severe, persistent tooth pain? Is a root canal a dental emergency?

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Can You Whiten Veneers?

The main purpose of dental veneers is to give the patient more pleasant looking teeth, for which the color of the veneers can be chosen to be brighter than the natural teeth. However, this decision must be made beforehand, as veneers won’t respond to whitening treatments.

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Are Veneers Permanent?

Thinking about getting veneers? They are a great option for upgrading the look of your smile with a relatively short and simple process. However, it’s important to understand a key thing about veneers before you sing on the dotted line: they are permanent.

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We’ve Got A New Owner, But We’re Providing The Same Great Care!

The team at the office of Wesley C. Wise, DDS & Assoc., LTD is proud to announce that we’ve got a new owner. Dr. Brandon Murphy is now the owner of our office, and is ready to serve our patients throughout Oak Park and the greater Chicago area.

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Dental Implant Timeline: What to Expect

Getting a dental implant is one of the most complex and important restorative procedures patients can get to restore their oral health. The treatment is completed across multiple sessions and the patient needs to heal before getting a crown on the implant. Some patients will even wear temporary crowns before the final result is achieved.

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Bleeding After Dental Implants: What's Normal

If you’re interested in dental implants to restore your smile, you’ve come to the right place. The office of Wesley C. Wise, DDS & Assoc., LTD is here to assist Oak Park residents in getting access to some of the best dental services in the area.

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Dental Implants vs Dentures: What's the Difference?

In this blog from Wesley C. Wise, DDS & Assoc., LTD, we’re giving you the rundown on how dentures stack up to dental implants. We’re weighing the pros and cons of the length, cost, functionality, and complexity of both procedures.

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Healing After Dental Implants: What to Expect

At Wesley C. Wise, DDS & Assoc., LTD, we use the latest technology to deliver top-notch care. If you would like to find out if dental implants are right for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wesley Wise.

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Should I Replace My Missing Teeth? Answering Common FAQs About Tooth Loss

If you’ve lost one or more teeth in Oak Park, you may not be sure what to do next. Should you replace your missing teeth? Why does it matter? And what are your options if you do decide to explore tooth replacement? We’ll answer all of these questions and more in this blog from the office of Wesley C. Wise, DDS & Assoc.

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How Can I Make The Most Of My Dental Insurance Benefits?

If you want to get dental care in Oak Park and maximize your insurance coverage, you may not know where to start. In this quick guide from the office of Wesley C. Wise, DDS & Assoc., we’ll discuss a few things you should know in order to get more from your dental insurance policy.

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How Does A Healthy Mouth Help Prevent COVID-19?

Did you know that good oral health may actually help you avoid COVID-19 and other infectious diseases like the flu and the common cold? It’s true! And in this blog from the office of Wesley C. Wise, DDS & Assoc., we’ll discuss how good oral health can boost your immune system and help you avoid viruses like COVID-19.

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How Often Should I See The Dentist?

You should see a dentist like Dr. Wesley Wise every six months for a teeth cleaning and oral exam. Regular, twice-yearly appointments at the office of Wesley C. Wise, DDS & Assoc., LTD are essential for a number of different reasons. Read on to see why your six-month visits are so important, or contact us now to schedule a consultation in Oak Park now. 

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Is It Safe To Come To The Dentist During COVID-19?

At the office of Dr. Wesley C. Wise, DDS & Assoc., we know that it may seem a bit scary to come to the dentist during the COVID-19 outbreak. But at our office, Dr. Wise and our team members are taking every step we can to create a safe space where you can get the dental care you need.

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Could A Severe Toothache Be A Dental Emergency?

If you have a severe toothache in Oak Park, you may not be sure if your condition counts as a dental emergency. Is it really a big deal to have a toothache, and should you be worried that your condition is going to get worse?

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Is Gum Disease Genetic?

Wondering if you’re more likely to get gum disease because your mother, father or other family members have developed it in the past? In this blog from the office of Wesley C. Wise, DDS & Assoc., we’ll discuss everything that you need to know.

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My Invisalign Trays Aren’t Tracking! What Should I Do?

Have you noticed that your Invisalign trays don’t seem to be fitting properly onto your teeth? Do you see gaps between your aligner and your teeth? That may mean that your aligners aren’t “tracking” properly, which could have a negative effect on your treatment. What does this mean, and what can you do to make sure your aligners fit onto your teeth properly?

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Is Gum Disease Contagious By Kissing?

Kissing is one of the main ways that a contagious disease can be spread between two people. It results in the exchange of saliva and a lot of bacteria that can cause various diseases like the flu and the common cold, amongst others.

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How To Find The Best Dentist Near You: Our Top Tips

If you’ve been searching Google to find the “best dentist near me,” you may be wondering how to best choose a qualified, experienced dentist for you and your family. In this guide, the team at Wesley C. Wise DDS & Assoc., LTD will discuss a few tips to help you find a highly-qualified, experienced dentist in your area:

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What Does It Mean To Be A Metal-Free Practice?

Whether you’re interested in seeing the team at the office of Wesley C. Wise, DDS & Assoc., LTD, or you’re exploring other dentists in Oak Park who are “metal-free,” you may be wondering what this means, and why it’s important.

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Understanding The Stages Of Gum Disease

Gum disease is one of the most common oral health conditions in America. Nearly half of all adult Americans have gum disease, according to the CDC. Without proper treatment, the earliest stage of the disease (also called gingivitis) can easily progress and cause permanent damage to your teeth and gums. Here are a few things to consider if you think you may have gum disease or if you want to do your best to prevent the condition: 

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Top 5 Ways To Remove Wine Stains

Bold, bright, fruity, acidic, full-bodied, sweet — there are so many ways to describe a good wine. And May 25th is the day we get to break out a few bottles for a tasting, or visit our favorite wineries to see what’s new on the market. However you choose to celebrate National Wine Day, we have a few tips on how to remove those stubborn stains.

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Gingivitis FAQ: Recognizing, Preventing, And Treating the Disease

Gingivitis is the most common and least severe form of gum disease (periodontal disease). It has been estimated that at least 47% of all American adults suffer from gingivitis. At the office of Wesley C. Wise, DDS & Assoc, we want our patients to be well-informed about common dental health issues. Here are a few frequently asked questions about gingivitis along with their answers to help you keep an eye out for this common disease:

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Do I Need A Tooth Extraction?

Do you have a nagging toothache or suspect a serious tooth infection? Are your wisdom teeth growing in? The team at the office of Wesley C. Wise wants to make sure our patients have everything they need to know about tooth extractions to help determine whether this is the right treatment option for you.

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What Should I Look For In An Emergency Dentist?

Whether you are currently undergoing a dental emergency, or you are simply preparing for the unexpected, Dr. Wise is here to help. With flexible hours, same-day appointments available, and a patient-focused approach to emergency dentistry, he can help relieve your pain and discomfort, and ensure you get back to your normal, day-to-day life.

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3 Reasons Fluoride Treatments Are Critical For Oral Health In Children

Despite the many misconceptions about fluoride, it is completely harmless when administered properly, and fluoride is especially important for children since they have a higher risk of tooth decay. Fluoride is a natural mineral that builds strong teeth and prevents cavities by supporting healthy tooth enamel and fighting bacteria that can harm teeth and gums.

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Demystifying X-Rays

During your dental exam, Dr. Wise may suggest an x-ray to get a thorough picture of your dental health. X-rays are often misunderstood, and they tend to be feared and associated with negative health issues.

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Welcome to the office of Dr. Wise!

In all our work, we prioritize the patient’s experience. That’s why we’ve put a lot of time and effort into making this new website accessible for all our patients, new and returning. The site is designed to assist you as much as we can. We hope it adds to your experience with our practice and gives you the information you need for your dental health.

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