At Lakeshore Dental Studio, Dr. Kella will provide you with the preventive care you need for a healthier smile. From routine cleanings to fluoride treatments and periodontal care, we’ll help you take great care of your teeth. Don’t brush aside preventive care! If you are in Andersonville, contact us today to get started!
Yes! If you would like a second opinion about any dental issue, just contact us for a consultation. Dr. Kella will examine your mouth and let you know what he thinks about your oral health and make honest recommendations about treatments. Our second opinion consultations are always judgement-free and there is no pressure to proceed with treatment. We want to make sure you feel confident in your choice, so if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!
We offer a full range of preventive services including cleanings, x-rays, fluoride treatments, periodontal care, and oral cancer screenings. Oral cancer screenings are performed as part of your routine checkup appointment every six months. Dr. Kella will look for signs of discolored tissue, lumps, and anything else that may indicate the presence of cancer to ensure any potential issues are caught early.
Getting routine teeth cleanings every six months is essential for your oral health. One of our dental hygienists will clean away plaque and tartar, buff and polish your teeth, then floss your teeth. Next, Dr. Kella will examine your mouth and take detailed photos with our intra-oral camera to look for issues like signs of tooth decay and gum disease. He may recommend x-rays if he thinks they are necessary. X-rays are a great way for Dr. Kella to be able to identify concerns that may not be visible to the naked eye.
During a fluoride treatment, Dr. Kella will paint a fluoride-rich substance onto your teeth, and this solution provides your tooth with a high concentration of the minerals it needs to stay strong. Fluoride treatments can help reverse minor cases of tooth decay through a process called remineralization. Your tooth will absorb the minerals in the fluoride, which will strengthen your enamel and reverse minor cases of decay.
Periodontal care, also known as a scaling & root planing, allows us to remove plaque and bacteria from between your teeth and gums. You may need periodontal care if you believe you have gum disease or gingivitis. If you’re suffering from symptoms like bleeding when brushing or flossing, inflamed gums, or gum discoloration, come in for an appointment as soon as possible. If periodontal disease is left untreated, it can lead to complete loss of your teeth. At that point you will need treatment such as dental implants or dentures to restore your smile. Avoid spending time and money on these procedures by coming in for periodontal treatment today!
Preventive appointments allow Dr. Kella to catch potential issues like tooth decay, gum disease, and other issues early. In turn, this helps save you time and money by avoiding complications and ensures that your teeth stay healthy all year long. The ADA recommends that you come in for preventive care every six months because it allows your dentist to keep an eye on your oral health over time and regularly remove plaque and tartar from hard-to-reach spots.
Preventive dentistry is mostly used to prevent tooth decay (cavities) and periodontal (gum) disease. However, it can also help your dentist recognize other issues like orthodontic problems, teeth grinding, and more. If you are in Andersonville, stop by our office at 5505 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640 or give us a call at (773) 273-7277 to get started.
"I've seen Dr. Kella a few times to get a crown and have some cavities filled. After my first visit, he and his staff were up front about the work I would need done and how much it would cost. There were no financial surprises. He and his staff are friendly and professional. My appointments always start on time. The quality of the dental work has been excellent as well. I also feel the office is managing COVID concerns and precautions well. They have it coordinated so that I'm not running into other patients in the waiting room or hallway. They take my temperature, provide hand sanitizer, and do a pre-appt questionnaire. I would absolutely recommend this office!"
"Love our Dentist! They do such a good job. Also if your a little squeamish about going to the dentist this is the place for you! They have a TV on the ceiling and will play anything you want on Netflix. Then when they prop you back up they resume your show, quickest cleaning ever. Doctor is great, he is attentive and personable. Would highly recommend."
"Top Notch all the way. They really try to get to know you, the environment is completely Covid safe, everyone is insanely friendly. I'm not a fan of getting my teeth worked on but I'm less stressed coming here."
"Everyone is so friendly, very professional and so much fun. I feel the warm vibe of the office the minute I walk through the door. Going to the dentist isn’t always fun but knowing you have caring folks around you makes the trip so much better."
"One of the most inviting, kind, and comfortable dentist practices I’ve ever been to! The place is super clean and bright! They even have an art show on display!"
"During COVID-19, his concern for his patients safety is number one. He assures every precaution is taking to protect us along with his staff. He is the best!"
"A very pleasant experience every time I go to this dental practice. Very friendly and informative staff. Taking care of all COVID precautions as well"
"Fantastic experience.. from coVid safety measures to painless anesthetic everything was great.."
"This office meets all the standards I look for in a Dental practice. Everyone is friendly, upfront and they run this office with integrity. I am so happy this is my dental home! Thank you and keep it up 😊"
"Moved to the area about a year ago and was looking for a new dentist. Great attention, lovely environment and wonderful service. BONUS... I highly recommend this NEW dental office and Dr. Kella and his staff"
"I had a great experience with Dr. Kella and all of his staff. They are so nice, friendly, thorough, and accommodating!! I loved the space and the ability to watch any Netflix show during my visit. Would recommend to anyone!"
"Dr. Kella and his staff are amazing! They’re very welcoming and accommodating. Each step is explained to you throughout the appointment so that you feel comfortable. I would highly recommend to anyone who’s looking for a new dentist!"
"Never afraid to see this doctor. He is very kind and gentle with his dental work. I am not a fan of being numbed up and he respects that and works amazingly around it for me."
"This office is just amazing with kids. My little one can’t wait for her next appointment with Dr. Kella!"