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Dentist Berwyn, IL

DDS – Doctor of Dental Surgery, this degree is equivalent to DMD

debridement – removal of plaque and calculus that is interfering with proper evaluation

debanding – removal of cemented orthodontic bands from teeth

debonding – removal of cemented orthodontic brackets from teeth

decay – the destruction of tooth structure

deciduous teeth – also known as “baby” or “primary” teeth, these first teeth generally arrive between the ages of birth and 3 and will fall out later as permanent teeth begin to erupt in their place

dental implant – small cylinder, generally titanium, implanted into the upper or lower jawbone to anchor a dental appliance or restoration

dentin – hard inner layer of the tooth, just beneath the enamel, forms the bulk of the tooth structure

dentistry – medical field characterized by the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and disorders of the teeth, mouth, gums, jaws, and other oral and maxillofacial areas by a trained and certified professional

dentition – the arrangement of teeth within the mouth

denture – set of one or more prosthetic teeth

diagnostic cast – impression used to aid in planning treatment

diagnostic imaging – photographs or radiographs taken for the purpose of diagnostic evaluation

diastema – the space between two adjacent teeth

discectomy – removal of intra-articular disc from a joint

displaced tooth – tooth that has grown or shifted into an incorrect placement within the mouth

distal – part of the tooth furthest from the center of the arch

DMD – Doctor of Medical Dentistry, this degree is equivalent to DDS

dressing – medicines, bandages, or other materials applied to a wound to promote healing

dry socket – painful localized inflammation of a tooth socket after extraction, caused by infection or loss of the blood clot needed for proper healing

What Our Patients Say About Us

133 Google Reviews
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Alex Chavez
Alex Chavez
My 4 year old son and I just had our teeth cleaned and per usual we had the best experience ! The staff always makes us feel welcomed and like we are family. My son feels so comfortable with the staff as well as Doctor Camila that he didn’t even wince when asked if he wanted to start his cleaning (in a separate room) while I got mine done. He absolutely loves going to the dentist! Doctor Camila and staff always make sure that my concerns and questions are answered and are super flexible with appointment scheduling. They are truly the best!
(5)
Aug 06, 2023
Kendall Marsden Grant
Kendall Marsden Grant
Dr. Lares and the team are wonderful. They are friendly, helpful and flexible. We never have a difficult time getting an appointment. They are able to schedule all three of my kids with overlapping appointments to make it easier on us. They have experience working with kids of all ages and with special needs. The office is welcoming, clean and bright. Our kids love leaving with a balloon! Adult care is also thorough. They provide helpful options for payment and help navigate insurance, as well. Love it here.
(5)
Jul 27, 2023
Andrea Chaidez
Andrea Chaidez
I love this dental office so much! The entirety of the staff are so professional and really make you feel like you are in great hands. Such friendly ladies up in front, the dental hygienists and the dentist ara amazing as well! Highly recommend!!
(5)
Aug 10, 2023
Denise Hernandez
Denise Hernandez
Dr. Olivia and Camila are wonderful. My daughters and I have never felt more at ease visiting the dentist. The staff is the cherry on top for a wonderful experience. I definitely recommend them to everyone.
(5)
Jul 17, 2023
Amy Kienow Paychek
Amy Kienow Paychek
Really warm and welcoming staff! I just received the most thorough cleaning of my life! The Dr. Lares was fantastic and adjusted my night guard for me and made recommendations for preventative care. Appreciate the wonderful care and service!
(5)
Sep 13, 2023

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