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Maple Shade Dental of East Peoria
1001 Illini Drive, East Peoria, IL 61611

General Dentists in East Peoria

Well-maintained teeth and gums can benefit your overall health. To achieve lasting dental health, visiting a general dentist in East Peoria for regular checkups is key. These dental professionals can diagnose and treat issues before they do extensive damage to your teeth.

General Dentist: Primary Dental Care

General dentists take responsibility for the dental health of adults and children. These skilled medical professionals offer a variety of services instead of focusing on one area of dentistry. Your general family dentistry office is likely where you’ll go for dental exams, cleanings, and routine procedures that restore the health of your smile.

What Services Can a General Dentist Provide for Me?

A general dentist’s goal is to ensure patients’ long-term dental health. In addition to providing routine dental exams and cleanings, general dentists administer X-rays, tooth fillings, restorations, and more. General dentists also treat dental health problems like gingivitis, toothaches, or dental infections.

General Dentistry Services

At our general dental office, we’re committed to helping patients of all ages achieve winning smiles. Our experienced dentists currently offer the following general dentistry services listed below.

  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Reconstruction
  • Dental Sealants
  • Dentures and Dental Services
  • Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Sedation Dentistry
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Oral Hygiene and Bad Breath Cure
  • Restorative Dentistry and Tooth Fillings
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Tooth Crowns and Bridges
  • Tooth Extractions

How Often Should I Go to the Dentist?

When learning about the importance of good dental health, you may start to wonder, “How often should I see a general dentist near me?” If your teeth and gums are healthy, you may only need to visit our office every six months. Those who require extensive treatment may need several follow-up appointments.

How Much Does a Dentist Visit Cost?

Every person has unique needs when it comes to dental health. Because of this, the cost of a dental visit varies from person to person. Your specific cost will depend on what treatments are administered and whether you have insurance coverage.

Why Is Dental Health Important to Maintain?

Maintaining your teeth and gums can affect your overall well-being. Not only does great dental health prevent cavities and periodontal disease, it also can reduce the risk of chronic inflammation. Poor dental health has been linked to conditions like stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. Take control of your dental health – call us today to make an appointment.

How Long Does a Dental Cleaning Take?

If you’re committed to daily brushing and flossing, your dental cleaning may only last for 30 minutes. Those who display large amounts of tooth decay or gum disease may require a longer, more intensive cleaning.

Preparing for a Dental Visit

Some patients report feeling nervous when visiting the dentist. Fortunately, gathering the information you need in advance can ease your stress. To be prepared, bring copies of your insurance information, prescriptions, and health history to our office.

What Happens When You Don’t Go to a Dentist?

Neglecting your dental health can lead to serious medical and dental problems, including tooth loss and inflammation. However, most serious dental problems can be prevented when treated early. If you’re ready to achieve your healthiest smile, call our dentist general practice to schedule a dental exam and cleaning.

Dental Implants

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, more than 178 million Americans have one or more missing teeth. If you are among them and would like to regain a brilliant, natural-looking smile, consider getting dental implants in East Peoria. […]

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Dental Reconstruction

As part of a carefully planned combination of general, cosmetic and orthodontic dentistry, dental reconstruction is a comprehensive treatment approach for patients with mild to chronic pain from severe dental problems, such as tooth loss, facial muscle distortion, gum disease […]

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Dental Sealants

The acids produced by bacteria inside the mouth eat away at tooth enamel, which leads to painful cavities. Tooth decay is one of the most prevalent children’s health problems in the world, but you’re not powerless against it. Dental sealants […]

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Dentures and Dental Services

After tooth loss, your smile just isn’t the same. It’s also harder to speak correctly or even to chew your food. Fortunately, dentures can replace the function of your lost teeth and restore your smile. A denture is made up […]

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Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment

Periodontal disease, also referred to as gum disease, is characterized by the infection and inflammation of gum tissue. Gum disease in East Peoria can lead to more severe issues like tooth loss, if not treated effectively. Our practice offers treatment […]

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Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Sedation Dentistry

For some people, the idea of having a root canal or even a simple filling inspires terror. If your fear of the dentist prevents you from taking care of your teeth, sedation dentistry can help you achieve better dental health […]

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Oral Cancer Screenings

Each year, thousands of Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer, a serious disease that is potentially curable in its early stages. Our dentists can help detect cancers of the mouth at an early stage when treatment is more attainable and […]

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Oral Hygiene and Bad Breath Cure

Proper oral hygiene is an important part of a healthy smile. Without good dental hygiene habits, your teeth and gums are more susceptible to decay and disease. You may also develop bad breath. Our dental practice focuses on dental hygiene […]

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Restorative Dentistry and Tooth Fillings

With proper home care and regular visits to the dentist, your gums and teeth can last a lifetime. Throughout your life, you may experience cavities or other dental issues that can make it difficult to complete normal activities. When this […]

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Root Canal Therapy

Severely infected, injured or decayed teeth can cause severe pain and loss of function. If your tooth’s inner pulp is damaged beyond repair, a root canal can often save the tooth. During the procedure, the diseased pulp and nerve tissue […]

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Tooth Crowns and Bridges

Tooth crowns and bridges in East Peoria are fixed prosthetic devices for missing or injured teeth. These devices are securely attached to existing teeth or implants and function like regular teeth. At our practice, we have successfully treated patients of […]

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Tooth Extractions

Although teeth are meant to last throughout life, they sometimes become damaged beyond repair and must be removed. When a dentist pulls your tooth, it’s called a tooth extraction.

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Patient Reviews
Had to reschedule my appointment at the last minute. They were able to squeeze me in. Always get great service with a smile!
Emma B.
I love Maple Shade in East Peoria.Everyone on staff is friendly and caring!
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the results were better than expected
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The dental nurse I had was very helpful and so nice!
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Wonderful, as usual!
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Love my dental hygienist!!!
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My dental hygenist was very attentive to all my needs pertaining to dental health and truly cares that I have healthy teeth, etc.
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Had a cleaning and found a cavity. Thank goodness it was found before I needed a crown.
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Very efficient and thorough
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They were very straightforward about the state and health of my teeth. They offered me solutions to improve my teeth's health and offered very […]
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Our family has been going to Maple Shade for our dental care for 25 years. That alone represents our confidence in this fine group of dental […]
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Julie and Dr Shanahan were great as usual.
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I broke a tooth and they got me in within the hour and reconstructed my tooth so I only had to miss a half day of work!!!!!!
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Excellent and gentle care for my daughter who had a filling done.
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My appt was excellent as always. My hygenists truly cares for my dental health.
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