• Come meet Dr. Z!

    Hello everyone!

    I welcome you to Dental Heights, a family owned and operated general dental practice. My name is Dr. Zishan Bader DDS. We established this office in the summer of 2013 primarily to give the surrounding residents an affordable and up to date dental office for their family’s needs. I must tell you that these past few years have been a blast! We have made so many new friends through the many patients that have walked through our doors. Ive always emphazed a friendly professional environment where our patients feel like they are with those who truly care about the services provided.

    A little history on myself:

    I went to Lockport Township High School, attended undergrad and dental school at the University of Detroit-Mercy and graduated in May 2009. Ever since, Ive worked tirelessly on keeping myself updated on the latest technology, techniques, and other aspects of dentistry to give true justice to my patient’s experiences with me. I have been blessed to work alongside two great mentors– Dr. Alamdar (my father) & Dr. Shafeeq (my uncle) whom I have learned a great deal from.

    I welcome you to come by and meet me personally & my wonderful staff. I can give you a tour of my office and insight on the types of treatments we offer here at Dental Heights!

    -Dr. Zishan Bader DDS

  • Tips for Recovering from Wisdom Teeth Removal

    wisdom teeth removal in bloomingdale Many people find that they eventually need to have their wisdom teeth removed. Wisdom tooth extraction is a minor surgery, but it can still be intensive. If you have undergone wisdom teeth removal in Bloomingdale , you may want to consider taking time off to heal. The following tips will help to ensure a speedy and healthy recovery after your wisdom teeth removal.

    Take Extra Care and Be Gentle

    The holes left by the wisdom teeth will be sore, so you will want to consume only liquids and soft foods, such as broth and Jell-O. As your healing progresses, you will be able to eat regular foods with caution. It is important to avoid agitating the healing areas with your tongue, fingers, or hard foods. You may experience swelling in the cheeks and jaw area, which can be alleviated with a cold compress. You can begin to apply low heat one or two days after surgery. Be sure to consume plenty of water and other fluids to stay hydrated.

    Keep Your Mouth Clean

    Your dentist may give you gauze pads after surgery to help soak up any blood. It is a good idea to periodically change the gauze to keep the area clean. After 24 hours, gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water a few times each day to relieve pain and swelling. You can also resume gently brushing your teeth. For a few days following surgery, it is important to rinse food out of the sockets with warm water after meals.

    Take Some Precautions

    After having your wisdom teeth removed, it is very important that you do not smoke for at least 72 hours. Smoking can bring bacteria and other contaminants to the wound. Avoid sucking on straws or ice, as this can loosen the protective blood clots from the sockets, delay healing, and possibly cause a condition called dry socket. Physical activity can increase swelling and pain, so it is advised to rest for at least 24 hours following your procedure. If you notice any complications, such as persistent pain or bleeding, be sure to contact your dentist.