Three reasons why dental care is cost-effective for Calumet City residents

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You are already aware that you need to brush, floss, and see a dentist regularly. The message is so common that many people actually fail to take notice. Especially in these challenging economic times, it’s easy to think that you can’t afford dental care. When your teeth look good, and they don’t hurt, seeing a dentist seems like an unnecessary expense. This is an easy way to trim your budget, and remove one thing from your busy schedule, right? Wrong! The truth is, taking care of your mouth will save you time, money, pain, and inconvenience for many reasons. The … Continue reading

When is a $175 filling less expensive than a $140 filling?

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If you have ever taken it upon yourself to shop around for the best price on dental care you probably found it is a difficult thing to do. Take shopping for the best price on a filling. First you generally need to know the exact kind of filling that is to be done. This means what type of material you want used and then how many of the surfaces of the tooth are to be filled. It also makes a difference in many cases as to which tooth it is that is to be filled. Even assuming you are armed … Continue reading

Saving on dental care in Dolton, IL

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At Pleasant Dental, Dr. Dean Dietrich will help Dolton, IL area patients in saving on dental care. He knows that the cost of treatments has gone up over the years, but this shouldn’t keep patients from getting the care and attention they need to maintain a beautiful smile. Our practice is committed to providing optimum services at an affordable price. Additionally, we work with our patients to help them maximize their dental insurance reimbursements. Most patients today will have approximately $1000-$1500 in dental insurance coverage per year. However, each policy is different and it is often up to the dental … Continue reading

Top dental services can be less expensive for Dolton, IL area patients

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Dental treatments can be costly. When patients in the Dolton, IL area are interested in getting care and treatment from one of the top dentists in the area, they may be worried about how much they will have to spend for these services. Dr. Dean Dietrich of Pleasant Dental encourages patients to strongly consider enrolling in dental insurance plans through their place of employment for the best coverage possible. How do dental insurance plans work? Dental insurance plans are made to reduce the cost of necessary dental work. Dr. Dean Dietrich finds that many patients enjoy free examinations, x-rays, and … Continue reading

Use your dental insurance at the best dental facility in the Dolton, IL community

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One of the best ways to make the most of your money is to utilize your dental insurance plan fully. Many employers offer dental insurance. The premiums are paid from each paycheck. Patients in the Dolton, IL area need to visit their dentist regularly to make the most of their payments. What does dental insurance cover? Many dental insurance policies offer free or reduced-fee cleanings and examinations every six months. If problems arise, patients may need treatments such as fillings for decay or treatments for periodontal disease. These concerns may be addressed at a reduced cost depending on insurance coverage. … Continue reading

Benefits of using dental insurance before the year end in Dolton, IL

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Dr. Dean Dietrich of Pleasant Dental in Dolton, IL works with patients who are interested in making the most of their dental insurance. In many cases, it is important to utilize these benefits in a timely manner, as many companies eliminate remaining benefits at the end of the year. Our practice can explain the advantages of visiting the dentist before the end of the year to maximize patients’ investment in their monthly premiums for dental insurance. We are here to help Call us at (708) 576-1900 or Schedule an Appointment today. There are several benefits of using your dental insurance … Continue reading

Benefits of treating gum disease in Calumet City

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How healthy is your mouth? Unless you’ve been evaluated by a dentist recently, you may not know the answer to that question. If you look in the mirror and see straight, white teeth, you probably think all is well. What you may not see are the ever-so-subtle signs of infection separating your teeth from your gums and chewing away at the bone. When detected early, gum disease can be treated conservatively and effectively before it does significant damage. Unfortunately, many people think that gums aren’t that important and they fail to take this disease seriously. Why should you be concerned? … Continue reading

What is a “deep cleaning”?

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I have had my teeth cleaned before. They scrape the tartar off of my teeth and polish them up. Then I’m on my way. So what is the point of a deep cleaning? A fair question and one that I get in some fashion or another. The fundamental difference lies in WHY the cleaning is being done. A traditional every six month or so cleaning is meant as a prevention for gingivitis and periodontist (gum disease). The deep cleaning is a treatment of active gum disease. We are here to help Call us at (708) 576-1900 or Schedule an Appointment … Continue reading

Gum disease risk factors, symptoms, and treatment for Dolton residents

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What is gum disease? Let’s start at the beginning, with bacteria and other microorganisms colonizing around the base of the teeth. Gradually, inflammation causes gum tissue to separate from the tooth roots, creating a deep, infection-filled pocket. The infection can gradually spread to the bone, and begin eroding it. Eventually, the tooth can become loose and fall out. Gum disease is progressive, but it can be stopped, and the sooner it is treated the better. Your risk may be high or low, but no one is immune. In fact, unless you’ve been given a clean bill of health be your … Continue reading

Recognizing and treating gum disease is keeping South Holland, IL healthy

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Are your gums healthy? Before you answer that question, you might want to check with your dentist. This simple fact is, without a professional diagnosis, most people don’t know that they have gum disease until it has already done serious damage. Without treatment, this insidious infection can lead to the loss of natural teeth along with a host of other health concerns. Types of gum disease There are two classifications of gum disease: Gingivitis is the mildest form of gum disease, which is often the result of neglected oral hygiene. There is rarely any pain associated with gingivitis. The most … Continue reading

They made the extra effort to make sure every question and concern I had was addressed. They have some of the cleanest dental equipment I have ever seen. They make an extra effort to make sure they only use the best for their patients. They have a very good professional reputation. I know that I'm under the care of an expert. They were so happy to answer each and every question I had. They also encouraged me to call if I need any more answers in the future.