Natural, Holistic Ways to Heal

Dr. David Rice uses some of the most advanced methods in dentistry to help your whole body benefit from the dental care you receive at our practice in Elgin, Illinois. He strongly believes in avoiding opioids to manage pain and to use natural products to help you heal.

Here are some of the ways we do this.


StellaLife is an all-natural way to heal after oral surgeriesFor surgeries or treatments that require healing, we offer the all-natural StellaLife kit. This kit helps manage pain and swelling, hydrates the oral cavity, relieves symptoms of oral ulcers, dry sockets, and canker sores, and promotes healthy gums and overall wellness during recovery. The kit includes a rinse, spray, and gel, to be used starting 3 days before treatment and continuing for up to 7 days post-treatment.

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PerioSciences helps to reduce oral sensitivity during and after dental treatmentAnother option to help reduce oral sensitivity during and after dental treatment is PerioSciences AO ProVantage Dental Gel. Made from all-natural ingredients with antioxidant properties, this gel supports your saliva’s natural defenses to relieve oral discomfort. PerioSciences gel is beneficial post-SRP (deep cleanings), crown lengthening, dental surgery, implant placement, tooth whitening procedures, dry mouth, mouth burns, and braces.

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Exparel is an opioid-free analgesis to control pain after surgeryAnother option for reducing opioid use is long-lasting local analgesia via infiltration for patients aged 6 years and older. This method works directly at the surgical site with a single dose, providing pain control for the first few days post-surgery. Clinical trials have proven its effectiveness in reducing the need for opioids in both children and adults.

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PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)

PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) contains a concentrated mixture of platelets, cytokines, and growth factors with anti-inflammatory properties. When injected into a surgical site, PRP stimulates the healing process and can speed up recovery – Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), also referred to as autologous conditioned plasma, is a protein concentrate derived from whole blood. Through centrifugation, it is processed to remove red blood cells, resulting in a concentrated form rich in platelets.

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Incorporating products like this not only aids in the healing process but, more importantly, reduces or eliminates the need for opioids and other pain medications. These medications often come with common side effects such as constipation, nausea, vomiting, sedation, drowsiness, slowed breathing, and a risk of dependency.

Please call us today at 847-741-2353 to learn more about all the ways we care for you and to set an appointment.

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Memberships & Associations

Dr. David Rice, DDS, KOIS Center Clinical Instructor membership page The American Academy of Restorative Dentistry membership logo for Dr. Rice, DDS Elgin dentist Dr. David Rice is a member of the American Dental Association Illinois State Dental Society membership badge for Dr. David Rice, DDS


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