When patients in the Bloomington, IL area are interested in preventive services at the dentist, the first thing they think of is an examination. But another important part of these visits every six months is the cleaning. Regular teeth cleanings and exams help maintain the health of the smile over the course of time. These preventive services provided by our team at Eastland Dental Center are at the forefront of oral health. Drs. Mike and Marisa Milligan in Bloomington, IL are proud to offer these and many other services for patients.

Preventive care

Drs. Mike and Marisa Milligan of Eastland Dental Center offer a variety of preventive care solutions for patients. Some of the services offered include:

  • Examinations – during an oral examination, our team will look for indications that certain conditions may be developing, whether it is areas of decay or pockets indicative of periodontal disease. These are often easily spotted with the naked eye. However, there are times when the dentist may have patients undergo a series of x-rays. This is done to check the health of the smile where the dentist cannot see, for example in between the teeth. This can also help in preparing patients for several types of dental procedures.
  • Teeth cleanings – when patients visit for their recall appointments, they also undergo a thorough cleaning during which plaque, bacteria, and tartar can be removed from the surfaces of the teeth and gums. This also helps restore the health of the smile. Even patients with good at home oral hygiene may miss certain areas that can be difficult to reach and contribute to the development of other problems. Teeth cleanings are a terrific way to maintain oral health and wellness.
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  • Fillings – when there are areas of decay found in the teeth, it is important for patients to have the areas addressed. An appropriate treatment plan will be made to include fillings or crowns to restore areas of decay. Fillings are a proactive way to maintain the smile’s health and wellness when these problems begin. Early intervention is important for the best results. The procedure of a filling involves removal of the unhealthy tooth structure. The filling material used is made of a resin composite material and is bonded into place where the unhealthy tooth structure was removed. This makes the tooth strong and healthy again while matching the shade of the tooth.
  • Periodontal care – signs of periodontal disease, or gum disease, can be an indication of a significant issue arising within the smile. When Drs. Mike and Marisa Milligan see signs such as pockets between the gum tissues and the teeth, inflammation, or signs of bone loss on x-rays this is the point that care and attention need to begin. Our professionals will provide treatment which may include thorough cleanings, scaling and root planing, and even prescribing antibiotics to be used either directly in the smile or as an oral medication for patients to take to fight the infection from the inside out.

What other services are available?

Drs. Mike and Marisa Milligan in Bloomington, IL are proud to offer these and many other services for patients.

Our team not only focuses on general dental health, but assists in helping patients with restoring their smile and making it more attractive. Cosmetic and restorative dentistry services are available at Eastland Dental Center. When patients have imperfections of the smile that they want to address, they can ask our team about the cosmetic solutions available to them. We work hard to ensure patients have access to affordable cosmetic procedures that can improve the appearance of their smiles and build self-confidence. In addition, we offer restorative solutions for patients who have lost natural teeth or need to repair teeth that are chipped or cracked. Drs. Mike and Marisa Milligan encourage individuals to ask about the advantages of aesthetic services and restorative care in our practice.

Schedule an appointment at Eastland Dental Center today!

If you are seeking trusted dentistry in the area of Bloomington, IL, we welcome you to book an appointment with Drs. Mike and Marisa Milligan. With our dental hygienists, you will be able to receive the best possible care in the community with our dedicated team. Call (309) 663-4711 today to book a consultation visit with our team of professionals located at 1404 Eastland Drive, Suite 101. We provide general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry procedures for our patients.

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