Dr. Leo Don Morton D.D.S.
Dentist (Pediatric) | Pediatric Dentistry2401 Ravine Way #102 Glenview IL, 60025
Dr. Leo Morton is a pediatric dentist practicing in Glenview and Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Morton specializes in the oral health of children. Pediatric dentists tend to patients ranging in age from infancy to teenaged years. As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Morton takes care of a childs teeth, gums and mouth. Children can face dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease without proper care. Pediatric dentists can provide dental examinations, give cleanings and treatments, repair cavitities and dental injuries like fractured or knocked-out teeth, diagnose oral conditions and more.
Dr. Morton's philosphy of care is to provide Comprehensive, Comprehensive Pediatric Dental care from birth through adolescence. including caring for children with Special Needs and complex medical issues.
Education and Training
University of Nebraska, Lincoln MS in Pediatric Dentistry 1979
Loyola Dental School DDS 1977
American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Leo Don Morton D.D.S.'s Expert Contributions
How do I stop my child from grinding her teeth at night?
Grinding in young children at night is quite common. This is usually not pathologic but the body's way of adjusting the bite due to growth. This usually occurs when the child is in deep REM sleep and the jaws are in the most relaxed position. They are usually so deeply asleep at that time and it does not wake them but is frequently heard by parents in another room. This should stop when the 6 year molars erupt and are in occlusion. It is most of the time not a problem READ MORE
What happens if you get a cavity on your wisdom teeth?
If the wisdom tooth is in a good position and does not need to be removed for any reason then you can and should get the tooth repaired. Untreated it will progress to a larger more complex repair READ MORE
How do you stop your braces from hurting after tightening?
Analgesics. There is some discomfort as teeth move but will subside depending on how much force is being applied to achieve the desired movement. READ MORE
How do they sedate a toddler for dental work?
There are a number of options for sedation including oral, iv and general anesthesia. The Dr. should be able to discuss with you the treatment options, modalities of sedation/general anesthesia, risks and alternatives. READ MORE
Can I have orthodontics even if I have an underbite?
Yes orthodontics can be done but sometimes depending on the extent of the "Underbite" surgery may also be required to get the desired cosmetic/functional result. READ MORE
Can my child eat after a dental cleaning?
Yes but the timing can be influenced on whether a fluoride treatment is provided at that time. READ MORE
Does a child's oral health affect their overall health?
Absolutely. Oral infections can lead to systemic and serious medical concerns if not treated. READ MORE
Why are my son's gums bleeding after a dental cleaning?
The 'gums" can be bleeding after a cleaning due to pre-cleaning conditions of the teeth and gum tissue. Removal of deposits below the gum tissue can cause bleeding. Unhealthy gums before cleaning will result in more bleeding during and after the cleaning but is a reflection of the health of the gum tissues. READ MORE
What happens if a baby tooth doesn't fall out?
5 is pretty young to be concerned with a tooth not falling out. Your dentist can give you more information based on an xray. The tooth may not fall out if the replacement is missing or if the permanent tooth is not in the correct position. READ MORE
Is it okay to use Sensodyne for children?
Yes perfectly fine to use Sensodyne for children. READ MORE
What color should a tooth extraction site be?
The extraction site can undergo changes as a normal part of healing. One of the first phases of healing can be off white granulation tissue and could be misinterpreted as infection or pus which could also be white. If concerned, contact the dentist who extracted the tooth. READ MORE
Are braces supposed to make your teeth feel tight?
Yes. Forces from the appliances create pressure and can be interpreted as "tightness" READ MORE
Can a 14 year old get Invisalign?
That would depend on what orthodontic movement is needed. My recommendation would be to be evaluated by an orthodontist who used invisalign and has the expertise to explain the limits of this. READ MORE
When will my child's teeth get loose?
Average age is 6, but as early as 4 1/2 or as late as 7. READ MORE
Why does my son keep getting cavities?
Tooth decay is a multifactorial disease and is influenced by Diet, Hygiene and individual resistance. READ MORE
Should my child have a pediatric dental consultation for fillings?
The short answer is yes. Tooth decay is an infectious process and can lead to serious consequences if left untreated. Primary teeth are lost between the ages of 5 and 12 so depending on the child's age, tooth in question and extent of decay appropriate treatment alternatives can be explained by your Pediatric Dentist. READ MORE
Can I use mouthwash with a temporary crown?
Yes you can and should. READ MORE
Can you floss around a crown?
Absolutely you should floss. READ MORE
Does the dentist clean your teeth after braces?
Yes you should have the teeth cleaned and have a fluoride treatment after braces READ MORE
How can I fix a gap in my front teeth without braces?
An alternative could be composite or porcelain veneers to close the gap depending on the bite and size of the teeth. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Division Director Dental Division Advocate Lutheran General Hospital - 2017
- Blue Key National Honor Society Loyola Dental School 1977
- Fellowship American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
- American College of Dentists
- American Dental Association
- Illinois Dental Society
- Chicago Dental Society
Dr. Leo Don Morton D.D.S.'s Practice location
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