Dental Emergencies Taken at Perryville Dentist in Rockford IL

Dental Emergencies Treated in East Rockford IL at Perryville Dentist

Perryville Dentist - Dental EmergenciesLooking for some relief for your dental emergency? Call (779) 423-2135. The staff at Perryville Dentist are scheduling dental emergencies now!

No need to suffer with dental pain, Perryville Dentist provides prompt treatments for dental emergencies in the Rockford area.

Here are a few concerns that require prompt dental emergency care:

  • Bleeding or swollen gums
  • Broken tooth
  • Chipped tooth
  • Broken or lost filling or crown
  • Tooth repair or decay
  • Abscessed teeth
  • Pain when eating or drinking
  • Broken or loose fitting dentures
  • After any accident with trauma to the lips, mouth or jaw.

If these conditions are left untreated, they can cause serious dental and physical health issues.

For dental emergencies, call (779) 423-2135.  Our skilled dentists are here to help!  Our office is open 6 days a week and we have many payment options including cash, credit cards, PPO dental insurance, Medicaid and CareCredit to make your emergency care affordable.

Do baby teeth matter?

Baby teeth matter | Ask Perryville DentistYes!  Baby teeth matter for the health, happiness and growth of your baby.  Here are 4 reasons why baby teeth matter.

  1. Baby teeth help the baby eat, speak and smile.
  2. They are place holders for the permanent teeth.
  3. They help to guide the permanent teeth into place.
  4. They help with the muscle development of the face and top and bottom jaws.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry says:  “Primary, or “baby,” teeth are important for many reasons. Not only do they help children speak clearly and chew naturally, they also aid in forming a path that permanent teeth can follow when they are ready to erupt.”   Read more….

The doctors and staff at Perryville Dentist agree that baby teeth (primary teeth) matter.  The dentists also recommend that you brush your baby’s teeth with a small soft toothbrush designed for small children.  If you have any questions about your baby’s dental health, call Perryville Dentist at (779) 423-2135 or bring your child into the office for a visit. 

Why do adults need fluoride treatments?

I just got my fluoride treatment!

A fluoride treatment can make a positive change in your dental health at any age.

Fluoride has the ability to physically bond to your tooth surface making your tooth stronger and more resistant to decay (cavities).

As you age, your gums may recede exposing the cementum which covers the root surfaces of your teeth. This part of your tooth can be sensitive to hot and cold and is softer than enamel making it more susceptible to decay. The fluoride treatment can decrease tooth sensitivity and will fortify the tooth to make it more resistant to root decay.

If you are prone to cavities, the Perryville Dentists recommend getting a fluoride treatment that will help prevent more decay. If you are caries free, the fluoride treatment will help keep your teeth that way.

Unfortunately, a fluoride treatment is not a substitute for brushing and flossing at home! So, keep up the good work!

Happy Veterans Day

Perryville Dentist - Rockford ILOn Veterans Day we remember & honor all those who served or are currently serving in the United Sates armed services. We thank them for their determination and service.

From the Staff and Doctors at Perryville Dentist

Cash In! Only 2 Months Left Before Your Insurance Benefits Expire

Perryville Dentist in RockfordIf you have dental treatment that you have been putting off or if you are due for your dental cleaning and exam, now is the time to schedule your dental visit.

November 1st is here….. You only have 2 months before your dental insurance benefits expire for this year. Don’t wait! Contact your Perryville Dentist at (779) 423-2135 and make your appointment.  The staff at Perryville Dentist will help you maximize your dental insurance benefits today!

Don’t Forget ~ we are In Network with most dental PPO insurance plans.  We also accept AllKids and the medical card.

Your Halloween Guide To Good Oral Health


Your Perryville Dentist wants you to have a safe and healthy Halloween. Our Rockford dentists recommend the following:

  • Sort the halloween candy with your child. Remove opened candy and food that is home made. Ensure he or she only keeps the candy that meets your approval.
  • Eat sweets with your meal or shortly after mealtime.
  • Limit the number of pieces of candy your child eats.
  • Avoid candy that stays in your month for a long period of time unless it is sugarless.
  • Avoid gooey candy that will stick in the grooves of the teeth and between teeth.
  • Drink water while eating candy and drink after eating candy.
  • Brush after eating candy.
  • Floss. If your child cannot floss their teeth, please floss their teeth for them.

Enjoy your Halloween holiday!

National Orthodontic Health Month

Perryville Dentist | Johnsburg ILOctober is National Orthodontic Health Month.  If you or your child has braces, here are some helpful hints for this Halloween season:
1.  Stay away from sticky candy like caramels and licorice, jaw breakers, chewing gum and popcorn.
2. Brush and floss after every meal and snack.
3. Use a fluoride rinse and fluoride toothpaste.
4. Have your teeth cleaned 2 – 4 times a year to help prevent gum disease and cavities from forming.

If you have any questions about your dental health while you have braces, please ask our Perryville Dentists or contact your orthodontist.

October Is National Diabetes Awareness Month

link between diabetes and gum diseaseDid you know that there is a link between diabetes and gum disease?

People with diabetes are more at risk for mouth infections, specifically (gum) disease which can increase blood sugar and diabetic complications. “In fact, periodontal disease is often considered a complication of diabetes” according to the American Academy of Periodontology. People with diabetes are 2 to 3 times more likely to have gum infections and are at greater risk of losing teeth.

Can gum disease treatment help control your diabetes?
“Yes, the good news is that in people with type 2 diabetes, treatment of severe disease (for instance, deep cleaning) can lead to a drop in blood sugar levels. The benefit is about the same as you might find if you added another drug to your usual diabetes medicine” according to the American Dental Association. Read the entire article….

What does Perryville Dentist, your Rockford dentist recommend?
• Make sure your dentist knows you have diabetes.
• Keep your blood glucose as close to normal as possible.
• Use dental floss at least once a day.
• Brush your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste after each meal and snack.
• Visit your dentist and get a cleaning every 3 or 4 months.
• If you smoke, talk to your dentist or doctor about quitting.
• Sip water throughout the day if your mouth gets dry.
• If you do not have teeth or wear a denture or partial, report to your dentist or physician any changes in your gum tissue.

Call Perryville Dentist at (779) 423-2135 for your dental cleaning and stay ahead of gum disease!

Celebrate Better Breakfast Month

low sugar Breakfast Ideas from Perryville Dentist September is Better Breakfast Month. Celebrate by eating a healthy breakfast low in sugar.

Here are some great ideas for a fast and healthy breakfast that the team at Perryville Dentist adapted from options presented by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Read their entire article….

  • Add fresh fruit, whole-grain cereal or low sugar granola to low-fat yogurt. Serve it with some orange juice.
  • Make a fresh fruit smoothie.  Just mix frozen strawberries, a banana, low-fat or fat free milk with ice and blend for a 30-second smoothie.
  • Add fresh fruit or dried cranberries and almonds to quick-cooking or microwave oatmeal.
  • Prepare a fresh veggie omelet or frattata.
  • Pack a breakfast to go with a banana or an apple and trail mix you make yourself.  Mix whole grain cereal or granola, almonds or Pistachios and your favorite mix of dried fruits like raisins, cherries, apricots, pineapple or mango).   Store your trail mix to single serving sandwich bags.

Adding more fruit and vegetables to your breakfast is a great way to incorporate low sugar alternatives to your diet.

PS>> Don’t forget to brush your teeth after breakfast and you are good to go!