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Dr Steven Carr has been providing high quality dental care in Carlinville for over 30 years. As a trusted dentist providing care to the area’s children, teenagers and adults, Dr. Carr is committed to providing safe comfortable dental care to his patients, some of whom travel great distances to our office.

Crowns and Bridges

Fillings repair a tooth but add no strength. Crowns repair the structure lost to decay and strengthen the tooth at the same time. When a large portion of the tooth is lost due to decay and previous fillings, a crown protects the tooth from further decay, fracture and filling loss. Sometimes it also can prevent […]

Endodontics (Root Canals)

When the “nerve” in a tooth becomes infected, inflamed or has died, the soft tissue in the canal(s) inside the root is removed, the canal is shaped and smoothed and finally filled with an inert bio-compatible material. Modern root canal or endodontic treatment is usually completed in one appointment and is not uncomfortable for the […]


A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to render the tooth non-restorable. Extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are routinely performed, as are extractions of some permanent teeth to make space […]

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide has been used for anesthesia in dentistry since the 1840s. Nitrous oxide is administered through a demand-valve inhaler over the nose that only releases gas when the patient inhales through the nose. This is a “no needle” (no injection) approach that many find appealing for a more relaxing experience. If you are reluctant […]