- 4771 ROUTE 71, OSWEGO, IL 60543
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There are several types of dental lasers currently approved for use in dental offices. Lasers energy can be harnessed in various ways to treat certain dental conditions. These have been used to perform gum surgery and even anesthetic-free cavity removal. One of the newest and most interesting applications of lasers is their use in quick and painless diagnostic testing. A new device called a “Diagnodent” instrument uses a low-energy laser beam to detect tooth decay that in the past was otherwise invisible to us.
A very fine laser beam is directed onto the biting surfaces of teeth. As the laser illuminates the small grooves and crevices in a tooth, it measures the amount of light reflected inside the tooth. By reading the amount of reflected light, this device tells us if a suspicious-looking tooth has a simple stain on its biting surface, or a genuine cavity. Some types of cavities-because of their size or location- just don’t show up well on x-rays. The device is an important diagnostic instrument that gives us information about teeth that we just can’t get from x-rays.
We use a Dental Laser to treat various conditions commonly found in the mouth. A diode laser can instantly any painlessly remove annoying canker sores. We also use this device to perform certain surgical procedures because it allows for no bleeding and faster recovery times than traditional surgical methods. At a very low intensity, laser energy can be harnessed to treat early-stage gum disease. This technology makes certain dental treatments faster, more conformable and less costly than at any time in the past.
We use a Dental Laser to treat various conditions commonly found in the mouth. A diode laser can instantly and painlessly remove annoying canker sores. We also use this device to perform certain surgical procedures because it eliminates bleeding and faster recovery times than traditional surgical methods. At a very low intensity, laser energy can be harnessed to treat early-stage gum disease. This technology makes certain dental treatments faster, more conformable and less costly than at any time in the past.
Special dental lasers called “diode lasers” use a focused light beam to painlessly treat certain conditions. These are somewhat different from the diagnostic lasers we use to detect tooth decay, but every much as useful.
The pain many patients experience from canker sores, for example, can be instantly relieved by a gentle application of laser light. At higher intensities, laser light is used to perform minor gum surgery procedures, with no bleeding or stitches. Because laser light sterilizes the area as it works, gum tissue typically heals quite rapidly.
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