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

General Dental Care to Maintain the Health of Your Smile

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common and potentially serious disorder often characterized by loud snoring, difficulty staying asleep, and unrestful sleep. If you are diagnosed with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, Dr. Art Carpenter can fit you with an oral appliance such as the TAP® device.

Learn More About Sleep Apnea

Family Dentistry

As a family dentistry practice, we treat patients of all ages. We are comfortable handling the specific needs of children, who may be apprehensive about receiving treatment. We are also accustomed to treating the particular needs of older adults. 

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Periodontal Care

If you are experiencing the symptoms of gum disease, we can perform periodontal treatment to improve your oral health. Perio Protect® trays and ARESTIN® are simple yet effective treatments for gum disease. These treatments, along with professional cleanings, can restore the health of your gums.

Learn More About Periodontal Care

Preventive Dentistry

We provide comprehensive preventive dentistry services, including hygienic cleanings, sealants, and fluoride treatment. We also offer oral cancer screenings, which involve a manual and visual head and neck exam, and use of the advanced VELscope® system, to check for abnormalities.

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TMJ Disorder Treatment

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder involves problems with the chewing muscles and joints that connect the lower jaw to the skull. Night guards like the NTI-tss Plus™ relieve symptoms of the condition by repositioning the jaw. These night guards can be custom-fitted for maximum effectiveness.

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Mouthguards and Nightguards

Our office has lab-grade machinery to craft custom sports mouthguards, as well as nightguards. Mouthguards prevent injuries, while nightguards protect teeth during sleep. We also offer Essix® appliances, clear aligners which provide temporary function before patients' implants are restored.

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Sedation Dentistry

We provide oral sedation for patients who experience a high level of fear and anxiety during dental visits. Combined with a gentle approach, sedation is an effective tool to help patients get the care they need. Patients can have a relaxed experience and avoid problems from delaying treatment.

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Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions are performed to correct oral health problems, such as overcrowded teeth or severe infection. Dr. Carpenter employs the latest technology and a gentle approach to ensure that your extraction is quick and comfortable. We can also recommend the best method to replace missing teeth.

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Root Canal Therapy

With root canal therapy, Dr. Carpenter can treat your infected tooth without extracting it. Modern dental techniques make root canal therapy similar to getting a filling, and you can expect a comfortable experience. Root canal therapy can relieve pain, and restore normal biting and chewing.

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Advanced Oral Cancer Screening

As part of every checkup, Dr. Carpenter performs an oral cancer screening with a VELscope®. This advanced technology uses natural tissue fluorescence to visualize any abnormalities within the mouth. The screening is accomplished quickly during your regular exam and there is no pain or discomfort.

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Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments are an effective way to prevent tooth decay. Protection against decay and cavities can help you avoid other costly procedures. Dr. Carpenter will inspect you or your child's teeth to determine the best treatment plan and ensure healthy teeth for years to come.

Learn More About Fluoride Treatments

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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