Schaumburg Dentist - Dr. Harry J. Kiriluk
1622 E. Algonquin Rd., Suite C
Schaumburg, IL. 60173
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Our Commitment to You
When you visit our dental office, your smile is our top priority. Dr. Harry Kiriluk and his entire team are dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle dentistry that you deserve. We always welcome new patients and are happy to provide second opinions. Call us at 847 397-7161 to schedule your appointment or click the contact tab to email us.
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Comprehensive Care and Convenience
We pride ourselves on the care with which we provide our patients. Our Schaumburg general and cosmetic dental practice provides comprehensive treatment for our family of patients: from decay preventing sealants and smile whitening, to complex restorative care and orthodontics. We process your insurance, accept checks, Visa, Mastercard and Discover to complement our no interest financing program. We make state of the art dentistry affordable for everyone.
Comfort and Technology
Our dental faciltiy has been designed with your comfort in mind: expansive treatment rooms with features such as an intra-oral camera that allows the patient to view the mouth exactly as the doctor sees it, modern sterilization techniques for your safety, drilless removal of tooth decay using microabrasion, laser technology to find cavities while they are still small and can be corrected with minimal treatment, digital x-rays for immediate viewing and significantly less radiation exposure to the patient, and relaxing nitrous oxide and oral sedation for apprehensive patients. These are just a few examples of our commitment to providing dental care in a comfortable setting.
Caring, Compassion, and Excellence are Our Goals
Our entire staff is dedicated to providing quality dentistry. We take the time to talk with you about your concerns and desires, then provide you with the complete dental care you deserve in an environment that is as pleasant as possible.
Dental Health is Important for All
We believe that good dental health is important for everyone...children, adults, and seniors. We stress preventative care with the goal of finding and treating dental problems while they are small.
Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs. This website is a resource we hope you’ll find both useful and interesting.
Our patients have always been our best source of referrals. We are pleased that they continue to refer their family and friends to our practice. See what they have to say about our office by clicking the Testimonials link on the upper part of this page.
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Don’t Let Sores Make You Cantankerous
Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are often confused with fever blisters (cold sores). However, they are quite different.
Canker sores only form inside the mouth on the gums, cheeks, tongue or floor of the mouth and cannot be transmitted from one individual to another. They begin as small red circular swellings that usually ulcerate [rupture] within a day, after which they become white, surrounded by reddish inflammation and last for 8-10 days.
As open sores, they can be very painful to the touch. Canker sores afflict about 20% of the population. Their cause has yet to be discovered, although they appear to breakout more in stressful situations, from getting a small "nick" in the skin [mucous membrane] or from foods such as citrus fruits and tomatoes.
While they can occur in very young children, canker sores usually manifest themselves in people between the ages of 10-20. It's not uncommon for them to erupt three to four times a year, but they occur less frequently, or stop all together, in adulthood.
If you have canker sores, avoid rough textured or spicy foods, which irritate them. Try not to touch them with eating utensils or your toothbrush. Apply ointment that contains a topical anesthetic or some other active ingredient that will relieve the irritation.
Cold sores form outside the mouth, usually on the lips, but they may appear on the chin, outside of the cheek or the nostrils. They begin as a red blister, burst and crust over and last for 7-14 days.
Cold sores – caused by the herpes simplex virus (type 1) – are contagious; they transmit by skin-to-skin contact. The virus, carried by almost everyone, is dormant most of the time. Fever blisters occur most often in young adults and adolescents and decline in people over 35 years of age. Certain factors activate its outbreak, particularly stress, colds, fevers and/or sunburn.
To reduce occurrences, avoid kissing when the blisters are visible. Also, don't squeeze or scrape the blister. Wash your hands thoroughly before touching someone else and use UV sunscreen on your lips before spending time in the sun.
Treatment of cold sores includes avoiding spicy and hot foods that will irritate them, application of phenol-containing over-the-counter ointments and administration of some anti-viral antibiotics that will shorten their duration (but not prevent their outbreak).
If you’re worried about canker or cold sores, call our office. We’re here to help you deal with these common afflictions and will offer additional treatment recommendations, as necessary.
We genuinely hope this site is helpful to you in learning more about our practice, dental conditions and treatments, dental recommendations, and more.
Please browse through our website and be sure to give us a call if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.
Harry J. Kiriluk D.D.S. Ltd
1622 E. Algonquin Rd. Suite C
Schaumburg, IL 60173