- 4771 ROUTE 71, OSWEGO, IL 60543
- (630) 554-8600
Those of a certain age in Oswego, Yorkville, Boulder Hill, Plainfield, Montgomery, Aurora or North Aurora (IL) might recall what going to the dentist once was like. If you’re old enough, you might still have memories of large needles and foot-powered drills.
If you really wanted to avoid something, you also might have said something such as “I’d rather go to the dentist than do that.” In other words, the dentist’s office meant the same thing as total discomfort.
Times have notably changed. Advancements in dental technology have revolutionized treatment efficiency while enhancing the patient experience. You might even say that they’ve made dental visits more inviting than ever before.
As a practice fully invested in your dental health and comfort, Oswego Dental Group integrates the latest technology to enhance the procedures we provide for the local community.
Proper dental care requires a comprehensive view of your teeth to assess their current structure and health. Dental Cone Beam Computed Topography (CBCT) allows us to obtain “cone beam” images of the mouth for much greater insight. A single scan can produce 3D images of the teeth, bone, nerve pathways and surrounding soft tissue.
We can use CBCT scans to plan treatment for implant placement, identify canal anatomy for root canals, recognize fractures in roots and teeth, and spot certain types of oral cancer, to name but a few important capabilities for our patients in Oswego, Yorkville, Boulder Hill, Plainfield, Montgomery, Aurora or North Aurora .
Anyone who’s had a crown made years ago likely remembers the runny, gooey, bitter material used for the tooth impression with a mold. Those days are long gone.
We now use technology with a special camera that lets us digitally photograph and transfer images of teeth in three dimensions. We also can print 3D models of them. This leads to quicker, easier and more precise development of dental solutions such as crowns, bridges, implants, bite guards and clear orthodontic trays.
We no longer use traditional x-rays at Oswego Dental Group. New technology allows us to digitize dental images so we can view them on a computer screen instead of on a tiny film.
Where traditional x-rays degrade and lose their quality over time, digital x-rays can be stored in a computer server and remain unchanged with time. They also can be enhanced, similar to how you would touch up a digital-camera photo. The image can be made lighter or darker or adjusted in different ways to help us better interpret the image.
Digital x-rays also require only a fraction of the already low amount of radiation needed for traditional x-rays.
Our onsite technology includes new intraoral cameras that can detect certain types of tooth decay. The cameras use a filtered LED light to illuminate decay by making it fluoresce. This can often reveal small cavities starting in surface enamel: something traditional x-rays can’t do.
Lasers can be modified to treat dental conditions without causing pain or affecting healthy tissue.
One of lasers’ newer applications is quick and painless diagnostic testing. Our DIAGNOdent system applies a low-energy laser beam to detect tooth decay that in the past would have been invisible to us. As the laser illuminates the tooth’s small grooves and crevices, it measures the light reflected inside the tooth. It can then read the reflected light to tell us if a suspicious-looking tooth has a simple stain or a genuine cavity.
A diode laser lets us remove bothersome canker sores instantly and painlessly. It also can be used for certain surgical procedures with faster recovery times and no bleeding, as well as for treating early-stage gum disease.
Advancements in modern dentistry allow us to include biocompatible and natural-looking materials in restoring and maintaining healthy teeth.
For many years, dentists had to use mercury amalgam (silver-colored) fillings for cavities. While silver fillings remain today, dental patients also can opt for composite fillings that are durable, mercury-free and matching with their teeth.
As you can see, modern dental technology makes huge leaps in pain management, lasting and informative imagery, accurate and quick diagnoses, and more-precise, less-invasive procedures – all while widening patients’ choices of treatment.
It also helps contribute to shorter office visits, easier appointment scheduling, enhanced communication with patients and greater dental-office conveniences and amenities.
Oswego Dental Group is a family-friendly private practice that serves Oswego, Yorkville, Boulder Hill, Plainfield, Montgomery, Aurora and North Aurora (IL). We provide premium dental care in a relaxing, sanitized environment for patients who wish to achieve optimal health and appeal for their teeth. To schedule an appointment or learn more about how we apply modern technology to a personalized dental plan, contact us at (630) 554-8600.
Very happy with my care at this office. I have not had a hygienist or dentist at this office that hasn’t treated me very compassionately and professionally. Have been a patient here over 30 years!- Tom B. 07/13/2022
Teeth look amazing!!! I would highly recommend Oswego Dental Group if you are looking to have work done!- David L. 05/23/2022
Super friendly and very professional. My whole family have been patients there for many years. Wouldn’t think of going anywhere else.- Kevin O. 04/15/2022
I have been going to Oswego Dental Group for years. They are excellent. Pam has been my hygienist and she is thorough, extremely professional and very kind. My family and I highly recommend this dental office.- Wendy K. 04/11/2022
Another great experience from the Oswego Dental Group! Jen took great care of my teeth, they have never looked so white! Everyone was super friendly and made sure I was comfortable through my whole visit. See you in 6 months!- Collin M. 03/02/2022
Our family has been seen by this practice for many years. Always professional and thorough. They have taken great care of us! Highly recommend!- Susan R. 01/25/2022
Dr. Milazzo and Dr. MacDonald are awesome!! So glad I found them after I moved to their area. They are the best. Pam cleans my teeth and she is wonderful, painless too! They take very good care of my teeth! If you are looking for a new Dentist and a good office, then this place is for you!- Marion G. 06/24/2021
Dr Milazzo, Sally and the whole staff are the best. THE BEST. I was a mess and had been in pain for a long time before finally finding Dr. Milazzo. I spent a lot of time and a lot of money going to another dentist that just kept making everything worse…I was literally living on protien drinks because it hurt too much to chew. It took a little time (I needed a lot of work done) but Dr Milazzo fixed everything and I can finally eat again. I’m forever grateful for Oswego Dental Group and would without hesitation recommend them.- Sonya 05/25/2021
Great experience! Amy did a great job cleaning my teeth and Dr. MacDonald was also professional and very thorough and helped me understand what treatment options were available to me. I highly recommend this dental practice!- Kristina L. 02/23/2021
Oswego Dental Group has a staff of kind and caring hygienists and the entire staff does a great job of keeping the entire office clean and safe for people coming in as well as for themselves.- Karen A. 12/28/2020
Dr. Milazzo’s dental office is fabulous!!! Very patient friendly!! Sally my dental hygienist is awesome!! Very personable, thorough and gentle!! I love the way you feel after a cleaning! I would not go anywhere else!!- Cheryl K. 09/22/2020
I have been a dental patient at the Oswego Dental Group for nearly 15 years and have always been very happy with the care that I have received. Dr MacDonald and all of the hygienists I have ever had are fantastic people and do a great job on my teeth! Love coming here!- Susan E. 08/18/2020
Very friendly staff and professional. Always a great experience.- Kristine F. 04/09/2020
Always a great experience.- John S. 02/09/2020
I love going to my dentist! For 13 years I have never been disappointed and I greatly appreciate how personable and kind the Hygenists have always been! Today my visit was with Pam. I appreciate the time she took to ask how My family and I were going. Dr, MacDonald also took the time to explain a small upcoming procedure I would be having and in doing so put my doubts at ease! Thank you!!!!- Jeanne P. 02/08/2020
Best dentist experience. Everyone from the receptionist to Dr Milazzo and Dr Macdonald are very friendly. Pam is an amazing dental hygienist. She is absolutely fantastic. Extremely thorough and friendly. I’m sure everyone is great as well but I’ve only had the pleasure of having my teeth cleaned by Pam and have no need to search elsewhere. Thanks everyone at Oswego Dental Group for making my dental visit a good one.- Ryan I. 08/17/2019