Periodontal/Gum Disease

Periodontal & Gum Treatments in Lakeview & Deerfield

What is Periodontal Disease?



Also known as gum disease and periodontitis, periodontal disease is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue in your mouth. Without treatment, it can destroy the bone that supports your teeth as well as cause teeth to loosen or fall out. 75% of Americans over the age of 35 have some form of periodontal disease, but most do not realize it. 

Smile On Dental Salon and Sleep Apnea Center is your Lakeview and North Shore source for periodontal disease treatment. Our team of dentists will diagnose your specific issues and prescribe a treatment.

Signs of Periodontal Disease

Healthy gums are firm, pale pink, and fit snugly around your teeth. Signs and symptoms of periodontitis can include:

  • Swollen, red, or puffy gums
  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Pink-tinged toothbrush after brushing
  • Bad breath
  • Gums feel tender when touched
  • Pus between teeth and gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Painful chewing
  • A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite

If you’re noticing any of these signs, make an appointment with our dentist as soon as possible. The sooner you get the periodontal disease treated, the better your chances of reversing the damage will be. 

Gum Treatments and Therapy for Periodontal Disease

At Smile On Dental Salon and Sleep Apnea Center, we employ the latest and most effective gum treatment and therapy options. Gum disease can be treated with good oral hygiene and regular professional cleaning, but sometimes more severe forms of periodontal disease can require more extensive treatment. This may involve deep cleaning the tooth-root surfaces below the gums, medication prescribed to take by mouth or placed directly under the gums, and sometimes corrective surgery. 

Another way in which our dentists treat the infection is by using an advanced combination therapy that includes scaling and root planing, soft tissue laser therapy, and Arestin, which is a site-specific antibiotic treatment. This combination has been proven to provide a greater reduction in harmful bacteria and faster healing time and decreased pocket depths. 

What to Expect

When you visit our Lakeview dentists for periodontal disease treatment, we will first complete a deep cleaning to determine if any further treatment is necessary. If it is, the combination therapy can be completed in as little as one appointment for your convenience. 

Our Process

We make scheduling a dental appointment simple. You can contact either our North Shore or Lakeview dental offices by giving us a call or contacting us electronically. From here, we will work with you one on one to determine the ideal treatment for your specific dental issues. 

Aftercare

After your initial periodontal disease treatment has been completed, regular dental check-ups and home care are necessary to prevent a recurrence. After a deep cleaning, it is important to be seen three to four times per year to prevent future infection. 

Trust Periodontal Dentists for Gum Treatments in Lakeview and the North Shore

If you’re noticing any of the signs of periodontal disease, reach out to our team of dentists by calling either 773-525-5545 (Lakeview) or 224-282-8939 (North Shore).

What is Periodontal Disease?



75 percent of Americans over the age of 35 have some form of periodontal disease, but the majority does not realize it. Periodontal disease (gum disease) is an infection in both the gum tissue and bone that keep your teeth in place and is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. In order to treat gum disease a patient requires a “deep cleaning”. Once treated, it can be maintained with regular check ups and cleanings.

Smile On Dental Salon is Chicago’s source for the latest dental care and treatment. We use soft tissue lasers and Arestin local delivery antibiotics in the treatment of periodontal disease.

Gum Disease Symptoms



If you have periodontal disease you may be experiencing persistent bad breath, bleeding gums when brushing or flossing, soft, swollen, or tender gums, gums pulling away from the teeth or tooth loss. You may notice inflammation of the gums between the teeth as well. If treatment is not received a more serious and advanced stage of gum disease may follow, including tooth loss. During your dental examination we will perform a full periodontal probing to measure the level of attachment between the gum tissue and teeth and take dental x-rays which will show any bone loss in the jaw bone. If you do have any infected areas we review the most appropriate treatment for you, usually a “deep cleaning”.

Gum Disease Symptoms



If you have periodontal disease you may be experiencing persistent bad breath, bleeding gums when brushing or flossing, soft, swollen, or tender gums, gums pulling away from the teeth or tooth loss. You may notice inflammation of the gums between the teeth as well. If treatment is not received a more serious and advanced stage of gum disease may follow, including tooth loss. During your dental examination we will perform a full periodontal probing to measure the level of attachment between the gum tissue and teeth and take dental x-rays which will show any bone loss in the jaw bone. If you do have any infected areas we review the most appropriate treatment for you, usually a “deep cleaning”.

Gum Disease Treatment



If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease you will require a “deep cleaning” to get rid of the bacteria that has built up under the gum line as well as broken down gum tissue. In order to effectively treat the infection we use an advanced combination therapy that includes scaling and root planning, soft tissue laser therapy and Arestin, a site-specific antibiotic treatment. This combination has been proven to provide a greater reduction in harmful bacteria as well as faster healing time and decreased pocket depths when compared to scaling and root planning alone. This combination therapy can be completed in as little as one appointment for your convenience.

Gum Disease Treatment



If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease you will require a “deep cleaning” to get rid of the bacteria that has built up under the gum line as well as broken down gum tissue. In order to effectively treat the infection we use an advanced combination therapy that includes scaling and root planning, soft tissue laser therapy and Arestin, a site-specific antibiotic treatment. This combination has been proven to provide a greater reduction in harmful bacteria as well as faster healing time and decreased pocket depths when compared to scaling and root planning alone. This combination therapy can be completed in as little as one appointment for your convenience.

Periodontal Disease Prevention and Maintenance



Regular dental check-ups and good home care are key in the prevention of periodontal disease as well as after gum disease treatment. After a “deep cleaning” it is important to initially be seen three to four times per year to help avoid future infection. And, as always, brushing twice a day and flossing daily are key factors in gum disease prevention.

Periodontal Disease Prevention and Maintenance



Regular dental check-ups and good home care are key in the prevention of periodontal disease as well as after gum disease treatment. After a “deep cleaning” it is important to initially be seen three to four times per year to help avoid future infection. And, as always, brushing twice a day and flossing daily are key factors in gum disease prevention.

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