General Dentistry in New Lenox, IL | Nelson Ridge Family Dental

Prevention really is the best medicine

General Family & Pediatric Dentistry

Your family’s health and wellness is your top priority—it’s ours too! When you’re a patient of ours, we promise to provide the same great care for you and your family that we do for our very own.

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Keep it clean with oral hygiene

Oral hygiene truly is the foundation for oral health. Yes, that means daily brushing and flossing and twice-yearly visits with your New Lenox dentist. Think of it this way—would you rather spend 5 minutes every morning and night brushing and flossing, or skip all of that and have to deal with painful dental problems and expensive treatments down the road?

General Dentistry in New Lenox

Love the gums you’re with

Oral health is about much more than just teeth—it’s also about your gums! Flossing regularly with the proper technique should help minimize tartar buildup and the development of gingivitis, which eventually turns into gum disease or periodontal disease. We provide deep cleanings, scaling and root planing, and gum grafting to get your gums healthy again.

Make health your priority.

It’s amazing how much of our general health, confidence, and well-being are tied up in our smiles. Give us a call today to join our dental family. You’ll be happy you did.

Peace of mind is priceless

Mouthguards & nightguards

Your smile is one of your greatest assets. Whether your star athlete needs protection, or you clench and grind your teeth at night, we provide custom mouthguards and nightguards.

  • Custom fit for improved comfort
  • Durable to last longer than store-bought
  • Highest level of protection

Oral cancer screenings

Oral cancer is on the rise and is one of the deadliest forms of cancer, with HPV now outweighing tobacco and alcohol as the leading risk factor. We provide screenings with every checkup.

  • 25% of oral cancer patients have no risk factors
  • 1 American dies every hour from oral cancer
  • Less than 15% of dentists screen regularly

Mercury filling removal

Old metal fillings contain trace amounts of toxic mercury that could be leaching and negatively impacting your general health—not to mention the unsightly dark spots.

  • Safe mercury filling removal
  • Improve your smile & overall health
  • No more toxic mercury

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General Dentistry in New Lenox

Gentle pediatric dentistry for healthy growing smiles and positive dental experiences

We know the dentist can be a scary place for kiddos. Heck, millions of adults fear the dentist, too! At Nelson Ridge Family Dental, we’ve created a family-friendly environment where your kids, big and small will feel comfortable and cared for. We make sure to educate kids and parents on how to keep teeth clean and healthy for life.

We provide gentle cleanings and thorough exams to take care of any plaque or tartar and catch any small problems before they progress. We offer preventive treatments like fluoride and dental sealants to keep tooth decay at bay, as well as tooth-colored fillings and pulp therapy (baby root canals) to bring baby teeth back to health.

Is this a dental emergency?

If you or a loved one is experiencing signs of infection or have had a tooth broken or knocked out, you should call us right away. Dr. Etchison, Dr. Pycinska, and Dr. Eberhardt are on-call and ready to help.