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…

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How to Know if it’s a Dental Emergency

Unfortunately, good oral hygiene is not sufficient to keep the potential for dental emergencies at bay. Because everyone is susceptible to experiencing a dental emergency, it’s important to know your plan of action. Not all dental pain may necessitate an emergency visit, so here is a basic guide to help you determine when you should…

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Ways to Prevent Bad Breath

No one is immune to a bout of halitosis, more commonly known as bad breath. In fact, one in four people have bad breath, as does an estimated 50 percent of the adult population. In most cases, preventing bad breath is as simple as improved oral hygiene, but for some, the cause lies elsewhere. Keep…

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How to Know if You Have TMJ Disorder

The traditional song Dem Bones relates in a highly simplified way how each bone of the human body is connected to the other. However, it left out the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which connects the mandible – better known as the jaw bone – to the temporal bone, located on the sides of the skull. It’s…