COVID-19 Update and Letter From The Practice

Our Offices Are Now Open

As we monitor the COVID-19 situation, we have updated our preventative measures to protect patients and staff.

View the: Enhanced Patient Protection Plan or call the office at (847) 251-5004  for more information.

Hope everyone is staying healthy and not been overly stressed with all the challenges we have all had over the last two months. Fortunately none of us or our families have had their health directly effected by COVID - 19. For those of you that have had any deaths or sickness in your family and friends we empathize with your pain or loss. For those of you that have had your livelihood and business effected and felt the humiliation and frustration of being told the hard work you have done to further your career and support yourself and your family is considered an extremely insulting term “non essential” we understand your frustration. What we are going through is not the “new normal” it is what we have to endure for now but we are all starting the road back to normalcy that we all crave.

We are considered essential healthcare business so we have been open and have seen many of you. We were only open to see patients with pain, infection, swelling and trauma. Under guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health we are now clear to resume a full range of dental services. We will highlight temporary changes on the included overview page. We will have a backlog of patients for awhile so if you were one of the hundreds of our guests who had their appointments cancelled with no future appointment made we will be contacting you.

I realize more than ever that all of us at the office miss everyone dearly and it has been difficult not using the talents we have been given to serve you. I just turned 50 and now I definitely realize I am nowhere near retirement and not close to being ready. For now dropping into our office to talk, read magazines, grabbing a cup of coffee is not possible. Hugs and handshakes are gone for now too but we will not live in a dehumanized society void of human touch forever.

Since we are a small boutique dental office we are uniquely qualified to thrive during the shadow of COVID - 19. We are not a clinic so we do not see multiple patients at once and we have private enclosed treatment rooms. As a dentist I have always practiced under universal precautions so the steps we have always had the proper protocol in place but we are enhancing and taken further precautions above and beyond what the Center for Disease Control recommends. Your safety and our dedicated staff’s safety is and always will be our top priority.

It is understandable if some of you still have concerns or health issues that cause you concern. Feel free to ask any questions about our cleanliness and enhanced infection control protocols. Common sense guideline have always been in place such as if you are sick or with a fever do not come to the office. I cannot think of another step we can take to ensure your safety and the staff’s safety and to reduce the chance of transmission of COVID - 19. Your health and safety is of utmost concern and is in excellent hands. No one at our office would have it any other way. Just as with previous financial crises some of you may have had your business decimated or income negatively effected. As our valued guests please do not hesitate or be embarrassed to seek treatment or receive care. Please discuss that with us. We will take care of you! It is an honor to take care of everyone and look forward to seeing everyone back at the office. Stay healthy!

Art, Cynde, Courtney, Oksana, Geila and Kim

Protective Mouthguards and Oral Appliance Therapy

Dr. Art Carpenter provides custom mouthguards, nightguards and other oral appliances at his Kenilworth, IL, practice. These innovative devices are designed to suit the needs of a variety of patients, serving protective as well as therapeutic functions.

Our full-service family dental practice offers mouthguards for athletes of all ages, and provides oral appliance therapy to treat TMJ disorder, sleep apnea, and more. Each device is fully customized to fit your bite precisely and comfortably. During a consultation, Dr. Carpenter can determine if a custom mouthguard is right for you or your child.

About Mouthguards

Protecting your teeth from trauma is important. Mouthguards are an investment that helps athletes avoid the need for more costly restorative dental work. Sports-related injuries are a common cause of dental trauma, which can result in serious damage or tooth loss. Protective mouth guards are recommended for athletes of all ages who participate in contact sports such as football, soccer, baseball, and wrestling.

Our professional mouthguards provide far better protection than over-the-counter options.

The American Dental Association recommends children wear a mouth guard for most athletic activities, including equestrian sports, skiing, and skating. Because a proper fit is essential for effective dental protection, an over-the-counter mouthguard cannot provide the same benefits as professional mouthguards. Dr. Carpenter’s sports guards are custom-designed to fit precisely and provide effective, reliable protection.

Protecting your teeth from trauma is important. Mouthguards are an investment that helps athletes avoid more costly restorative dental work.

Therapeutic Oral Appliances

We are dedicated to helping patients maintain optimal overall health as well as a beautiful smile. Our practice also provides custom devices for patients with disorders relating to their bite and oral health. 

Patients who grind and clench their teeth (bruxism) can eventually suffer significant damage to teeth and the jaw. A nightguard or daytime mouthguard can provide protection for teeth while preventing the headaches that often accompany this condition.

The NTI-tss Plus™ nightguard offers an effective solution for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, a common condition with symptoms that include chronic headaches and other pain. Appliance therapy with NTI-tss Plus™ works to relieve stress on the jaw joints and suppress contraction of facial muscles. In our practice, we have seen this device provide significant pain relief to many patients.

Patients suffering from sleep apnea can also benefit from treatment with a special oral appliance. Dr. Carpenter prescribes the TAP® mouthpiece to alter the position of the jaw and keep the airway open during sleep. The device works to prevent snoring and interruptions in breathing. Many patients find it very effective, and vastly preferable to more invasive and cumbersome sleep apnea treatment techniques.

We also provide the Essix® appliance for dental implants patients. This clear plastic retainer can be designed to hold temporary prosthetic teeth during the healing period that follows implant placement. 

Contact Our Office

Our dental practice is dedicated to finding workable solutions for all patients. To explore your options for a mouthguard or other oral appliance, please schedule an appointment today.

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Art Carpenter, DDS, LTD

Dr. Carpenter has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years and is proud to offer various state-of-the-art services for his patients, including: 

  • Dental implants 
  • Fully guided implant surgery
  • Inman Aligner™ 

He regularly participates in continuing education programs to ensure that his patients are receiving the very best care. To schedule a consultation at our office, request an appointment online or call us at (847) 251-5004.

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"We have been coming to Dr. Carpenter for several years now after seeing dentists that lacked good patient relationships. Dr. Carpenter is patient with those who fear going to the dentist (that's me), explains what needs to be done and provides different options for treatment. Worth the trek from the city!"

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