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
Use floss threaders, bridge cleaners, superfloss and Platypus floss sticks READ MORE
It is not abnormal. READ MORE
It depends on what is the goal of the braces. Sometimes cosmetic results can be accomplished with veneers and crowns but many factors have to be considered with alternative care. READ MORE
While the 'average' age to lose a tooth is around 5, it is an average and 5 is not abnormal. READ MORE
At 5 years of age we are talking about "root canal" treatment of a primary tooth. This treatment may be require to preserve the tooth until it is time for the tooth to be replaced by it's permanent successor. With local anesthetic it is not too painful. Without this treatment if needed then the tooth may need to be extracted( another option) READ MORE
There can be some 'discomfort' with orthodontic appliances as forces applied to move the teeth can be associated with some discomfort. Over the counter analgesics can help. READ MORE
Yes you can and you should. Your dentist/hygienist has instrumentation to provide this service and is very important with orthodontic appliances in place. READ MORE
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
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
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
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
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
Yes but the timing can be influenced on whether a fluoride treatment is provided at that time. READ MORE
Absolutely. Oral infections can lead to systemic and serious medical concerns if not treated. READ MORE
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
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
Yes perfectly fine to use Sensodyne for children. READ MORE
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
Yes. Forces from the appliances create pressure and can be interpreted as "tightness" READ MORE
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
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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Patient Experience with Dr. Morton
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