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What to Expect for Your Tooth Extraction

Dental Tools And An Extracted Tooth | Springfield IL Dentist

Though most dental concerns can be treated without the need for an extraction, there are some situations where having a tooth pulled is necessary. The most common reasons an extraction is needed are severe tooth decay, crowding, or for wisdom teeth removal. At Ruggless Dental, we perform almost all extractions in our office to give our patients the comfort of having Dr. Shane Ruggless treat all their dental needs, including oral surgery.

Common Reasons for Extractions

  • Wisdom teeth – Most people do not have enough room in their mouth for four more teeth which can cause the wisdom tooth to push teeth together causing crowding. They can also become impacted after they ...

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What Your Dentist Looks for During Your Oral Exam

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It is recommended to see your dentist at least twice a year for cleanings and exams, but while getting regular cleanings makes sense, what is so important about exams? During exams, your dentist will check for early signs of several dental and general health concerns. Dr. Shane Ruggless will check each of your teeth and gums during every exam to ensure that your oral health is on track.

What Your Dentist Looks for During Dental Exams

  • Tooth decay – Your dentist will start by checking every tooth for tooth decay using a mirror to see every angle of the tooth. Then, a tool is used to poke the chewing surface of your ...

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How Can Dental Bonding Benefit Your Smile?

Close Up Of A Smile | Springfield IL Dentist

Most people would like to change at least one aspect of their smile, especially if they have cracks and chips in their teeth. Even minor cracks and chips can make your smile look uneven, which can lower your self-esteem and confidence. Yet, dental bonding can repair chips, cracks, and gaps easily making teeth look more cohesive. At Ruggless Dental, we offer dental bonding to our patients in the Springfield, IL  area so they can have the smile they have always dreamed of.

Benefits of Dental Bonding

Doesn’t damage teeth – Many cosmetic dentistry procedures require the tooth to be filed down in order to attach a veneer or crown. Dental bonding repairs ...

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What to Expect When Receiving Dentures

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Many people have misconceptions about dentures, but they have actually come a long way in the past few years. With newer technology, your dentist is able to customize your dentures to fit more comfortably, have more stability, and look more natural. There are several types of dentures to fit your needs whether you are missing all your teeth or just a few. Dr. Ruggless and his team at Ruggless Dental offers their Springfield, IL patients full, partial, and implanted dentures so they can eat, speak, and smile comfortably.

What to Expect When Receiving Dentures

They are comfortable – One of the most common misgivings people have when they think of getting dentures ...

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