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Dr. Leo Don Morton D.D.S.

Dentist (Pediatric) | Pediatric Dentistry

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2401 Ravine Way #102 Glenview IL, 60025
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5/5

About

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

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Provider Details

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Dr. Leo Don Morton D.D.S.'s Expert Contributions
  • How to lessen a child's fear of the dentist?

    The first thing to know is why your son is fearful? What were his previous dental experiences. Based on that it is important for the dentist to be honest and compassionate with your child and tailor his experience based on that information. READ MORE

  • What are the treatment options for a cracked tooth?

    It really depends on what tooth it is. If it is a primary tooth then at 12 it should be removed. It is a permanent tooth then one has to determine the extent and location of the fracture. It could need anything from a restoration to a crown and root canal. READ MORE

  • Can anyone get dental implants?

    I would not recommend an implant at this age. I would wait until he stops growing. In the interim, your dentist could provide transitional options. Additional thing to consider is whether there are any orthodontic needs. READ MORE

  • Does tooth decay in baby teeth affect adult teeth?

    Decay in his primary teeth doesn't directly affect his permanent teeth. However, untreated tooth decay in his primary teeth can cause space loss which can affect permanent tooth eruption and spacing. Also, decay untreated in a primary tooth could lead to infection which could affect his permanent teeth depending on age. READ MORE

  • How painful is a tooth extraction?

    Tooth extractions are no more or less painful for children than anyone else. With proper local anesthesia this can be managed quite well. READ MORE

  • What kind of doctor should I see for TMJ?

    My recommendation for TMJ is to see an orthodontist who treats this and who should evaluate with a CBCT scan. READ MORE

  • Can a toothache go away on its own?

    Yes, a toothache can go away on its own depending on the cause of the discomfort. Yes, your son should see the dentist to thoroughly evaluate the cause of the toothache. READ MORE

  • Can I use dental floss for my 4 year old?

    Absolutely! Flossing is encouraged. READ MORE

  • Are bleeding gums in kids a cause of concern?

    He should have a comprehensive dental evaluation to determine cause of bleeding. Once the cause is determined then recommendations can be made to get the gums to a healthy state. Bleeding gums indicate there is a problem either locally such as inadequate hygiene or systemically such as an infection or some other issue. A comprehensive evaluation and medical history review is the best approach to diagnose the cause(s) READ MORE

  • How can I help my child stop grinding his teeth?

    Grinding of teeth at night is quite common in young children who are actively growing. It often occurs when they are very deeply asleep and there jaws are in the most relaxed position. No treatment is indicated unless significant wear is noted of the teeth. A comprehensive dental evaluation will aid in any recommendations. READ MORE

  • Are dental CT scans for infants dangerous?

    A dental CT scan is not indicated to monitor growth of the child. READ MORE

  • How can I prevent cavities in my child?

    In addition you can floss his teeth, rinse with fluoride rinse if he can swish and spit. Additionally understand the role of nutrition in preventing cavities. Regular dental visits and professional cleaning and fluoride treatments also will help. READ MORE

  • How effective are fillings for baby teeth?

    Quality fillings with modern dental materials are very effective for children. Certain medications can be applied to decrease sensitivity. READ MORE

  • Is delayed teething in kids normal?

    It is not uncommon for some children to have delayed eruption. 10 months is not extremely late and if your pediatrician is not concerned with any other medical issues then I would not be concerned and give you child a few months. If nothing begins then your dentist could take a small individual x ray to evaluate but I's be patient for now READ MORE

  • My baby is 7 months old and has 4 teeth. Should I use a brush to clean his teeth?

    Yes. Use a small toothbrush with soft or ultrasoft bristles. READ MORE

  • Is there a safe mouthwash for toddlers?

    If your child can swish and spit then you could use an over the counter childrens fluoride rinse. But if not then wait until your child can swish and spit. Always use with supervision... The mouthwash instructions will say not under 6 due to possibility of swallowing it. I've had some very cooperative 3 and 4 year olds able to do so but it really depends on the child and again....ALWAYS WITH SUPERVISION READ MORE

  • Does my son need antibiotics after extraction?

    There is no need for antibiotics after an extraction of an over-retained baby tooth in healthy children without infection. READ MORE

  • How many times a year should kids get a teeth whitening?

    I routinely don’t recommend whitening procedures on a 10 year old child. READ MORE

  • Should my son have a caries risk assessment?

    I would just suggest first dental visit by 1st Birthday to establish Dental Home and a risk assessment would be done as part of that first visit. READ MORE

  • How long should my child go to her pediatric dentist?

    Pediatric dentists treat children and adolescent patients. If your adolescent child feels uncomfortable in the office then you could consider evolving to a general dentist. Does your daughter still go to her pediatrician? We have many patients that still come to us because they are comfortable and confident well into their early college years but once they are no longer comfortable....it is time to move on. READ MORE

  • Root canal on a baby tooth?

    There are factors to consider here. You are correct that it will come out anyway. However if there is a significant problem needing root canal or pulpal treatment then the options are to treat or extract the tooth. Leaving an untreated problem could result in an abscess or even more significant facial infection. Depending on the tooth in question, dental age of the patient a space maintainer may be required if the tooth is extracted. We start losing our primary teeth around 6 but the process continues till we are 11 or 12. READ MORE

  • My daughter has all of her baby teeth in. What should I bring her to dentist?

    Children should have their first dental visit by their first birthday and then every 6 months. READ MORE

  • Can tooth grinding be a serious issue for kids?

    Teeth grinding in young children is quite common. It usually occurs when the child is so deeply asleep and the jaw is in a relaxed position. This grinding usually is a way that the teeth adjust to slight interferences as we are growing. Typically they are so soundly asleep that they don't realize it but is something that you notice. Nothing usually has to be done. However, if extensive wear is noticed than something may need to be done to prevent more extensive wear. Your dentist would be able to check this. This grinding is different than the grinding and trauma produced by grinding in older patients. The grinding usually subsides after the eruption of the 1st molars at around 6 years of age. READ MORE

  • How often should a 7-year-old go to the dentist?

    Children should be seen at least every 6 months unless they are at higher risk and have already had multiple decayed teeth or cannot maintain their oral hygiene in which case should be seen more frequently. READ MORE

  • What are the chances that the spaces in my daughter's teeth will recur when her permanent teeth grow in?

    There is a possibility that these spaces can be present when the permanent teeth but most often these spaces close due to the size differences of the permanent. teeth. READ MORE

  • When should a child start brushing his own teeth?

    Continue to help him as long as possible and as long as he "lets" you. Children do not have the dexterity to do a good job till 7 or 8 and in fact many adults don't do a good job as well! The longer you can help the better but stop before he goes to college.... READ MORE

  • Is it important for children to floss their teeth daily?

    I understand that she may give you a "hard time" but flossing is quite important and if you give in to the "hard time" she is giving you then she wins...you lose...and in the long run she loses. Try to make it fun for her to brush and floss. There are many games and apps for your phone that may help. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Comprehensive Pediatric DentistyPediatric Dentistry for Special Needs PatientsPediatric Emergency Dental carePediatric Cosmetic Dental CarePediatric Sports Dentistry

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Division Director Dental Division Advocate Lutheran General Hospital - 2017

Awards

  • Blue Key National Honor Society  Loyola Dental School 1977 
  • Fellowship  American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry  
  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry  
  • American College of Dentists  
  • American Dental Association  
  • Illinois Dental Society  
  • Chicago Dental Society  

Residency

  • University Of Nebraska College Of Dentistry  

Dr. Leo Don Morton D.D.S.'s Practice location

Children's & Adolescent Dentistry, LTD

2401 Ravine Way #102 -
Glenview, IL 60025
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Children's & Adolescent Dentistry, LTD

2500 W. Higgins 660 -
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
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9101 N Greenwood Ave Suite 308 -
Niles, IL 60714
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