All About Dental Bridges
All About Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are a long-established restoration for missing teeth. While dental implants seem to get most of the attention nowadays, a bridge may still be the best solution to keeping your smile — as well as your ability to chew, should the bridge be used to replace missing molars. A dental bridge is a false…

Teeth Whitening: Is it Safe to DIY?
Teeth Whitening: Is it Safe to DIY?

A bright, white smile helps make a person appear youthful, energetic and healthy. But teeth that become darkened and yellowed over the years – or were never white because of genetics or thin enamel – can have a negative effect on your self-confidence. Especially in today’s “new normal” of video conferencing, white teeth go a…

Deep Teeth Cleaning: Everything You Need To Know
Deep Teeth Cleaning: Everything You Need To Know

Hopefully, you’re accustomed to the twice-annual cleaning that your dentist’s hygienist performs as part of your regular checkup. But if you’re experiencing symptoms of periodontal disease, your dentist will recommend a deep cleaning procedure. While this may sound ominous, deep cleaning can — with diligent follow-up on your part — put you back on the…

How To Know If You Suffer From TMJ Disorder
How To Know If You Suffer From TMJ Disorder

The simple acts of speaking, chewing and swallowing are easy to take for granted. But for those who suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, every jaw movement results in pain. Even when the jaws are at rest, those affected may still experience discomfort.  As our blog post — “Jaw Pain? It Could be a TMJ…

What Happens During Dental Implant Surgery
What Happens During Dental Implant Surgery

You might hear the word surgery and feel nervous, but we assure you that there’s nothing to be nervous about when it comes to dental implant surgery. Dental implants have become a very common and routine dental procedure supported by modern dental treatment techniques. Dental implants can be an option for those who want to…

How to Prepare for a Dental Emergency
How to Prepare for a Dental Emergency

While there’s no way to anticipate when or how a dental emergency will happen, there are thankfully many ways you can be prepared to get a quick handle on the situation. Knowing the steps to take and having the right resources at your disposal can help minimize the effects and severity of a dental emergency….

Signs You Need a Root Canal
Signs You Need a Root Canal

Root canals have developed quite a reputation since the dawn of modern dentistry, but we’re here to assure you that root canal treatment is now actually very common and far from the reputation it once held. There are many benefits of a root canal procedure for improving your oral health and prolonging the life of…

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What to Expect with IV Sedation

Whether you’re not particularly fond of needles or the dentist, both can be necessary for receiving proper dental care for the sake of your oral health and overall health. Fortunately, dentists are trained to provide many solutions to help manage pain and ease anxiety in patients who require more extensive dental treatment. One of these…

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What Exactly Is a Dental Emergency?

NK Family Dental’s top priorities are the health and safety of our patients. We want you to know that we are here for you during these challenging times, and are proud to be a member of our strong Chicago community. With that, we want to focus on dental emergencies in order to educate you about…

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How Painful Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a common procedure designed to improve the functionality of your teeth with artificial replacements. While they are similar to dentures or dental bridges, dental implants provide more comfortable and secure options for those who may not have enough remaining roots for damaged or lost teeth. All surgeries involve varying periods of discomfort…