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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

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Nancy Dwyer
Nancy Dwyer
This office is phenomenal! I was extremely impressed with everyone! If going to the dentist scares you, this office will put you at ease. I look forward to going to the dentist knowing I am being taken care of by people who care and truly want to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. To all at Berwyn Dental Connection, you all deserve a round of applause!!!
Mar 08, 2024
Joshua López
Joshua López
The group of ladies working in this office is amazing. The environment is full of good vibes and great hard working individuals which adds up to one awesome team. Thank yous for being GREAT and taking care of my pain and dental needs.
Apr 01, 2024
Brittany Brumbaugh
Brittany Brumbaugh
I have been a patient at Berwyn Dental Connection for about a year- but what a year it was! The team in this office is so fantastic! They are kind, professional, warm, intelligent, and care for their patients. Dr. Peralta-Sugano has gotten me through infections, an extraction, a dental implant, and an after-hours emergency appointment because I was in so much pain over the holidays. Veronica and Bianca are so kind, responsive, and friendly. I'm thankful to have established care at such an exceptional dental office.
Mar 05, 2024
Latisa Butler
Latisa Butler
Dental work can be a bit intimidating. However, at Berwyn Dental Connection the entire process is professional and calming. The atmosphere is relaxing, and the staff are very personable from the front desk to the dental hygienist and even the doctors! I received a root canal performed by Dr. Lares and she and her assistant made me feel comfortable. Overall, the entire staff are professional and skilled, I'd definitely recommend.
Feb 08, 2024
Maria Rivera
Maria Rivera
So happy I chose The Dental Connection and Dr. Lares. I’ve been going there for over three years and am very happy with the level of care and attention I get from Dr. Lares and her crew. All of the staff is so accommodating and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and at ease, especially Veronica, one of the receptionists, who is the first person to greet you!
Feb 13, 2024

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