Periodontist in Chicago, IL
At Comfort Family Dental in Chicago, Illinois, our top priority is ensuring that you and your family receive the best dental care possible in an environment where you feel comfortable. By recommending that our patients receive a professional cleaning and examination biyearly, we can catch problems early on before severe damage. One dental issue that is important to catch early is periodontal disease or also known as gingivitis.
Periodontal Disease or Gingivitis
Gingivitis is where the gums supporting the teeth start to become infected by unchecked and unremoved bacteria that have accumulated at the gumline. Due to lack of proper oral hygiene, plaque and tartar build-up can start deteriorating the gums and possibly even the jaw bone if not diagnosed quickly.
Gum disease is a common health condition, but depending on the severity, signs and treatment options will differ. Below are some general signs that you could be suffering from gum disease:
- Constant swollen, tender, and bleeding gums
- If teeth start appearing longer, gumline may be receding
- Healthy gums are pink, diseased gums appear red or even dark red
- Bleeding and pain while brushing or flossing
Depending on the severity of the gum disease, treatment plans and length of treatments can differ. In our office, we offer standard in-office treatment such as scaling, root plaining, gum grafting, and at-home treatment called Perio Protect.
Scaling & Root Planing: Both of these treatment plans include removing built-up debris from the patient’s gumline. Root planing is the treatment used when gums have started receding and roots of teeth are becoming visible. Scraping the debris from the root and keeping it clean promotes healing.
Gum Grafting: In very severe cases where large amounts of gums have receded, healthy gums are used to cover teeth and replace diseased gums.
Perio Protection: When coming into our office, we can remove debris and professionally clean your teeth, but at-home oral hygiene is essential for healing. We offer a Perio Tray that applies necessary medication under the gumline that will work together with the cleanings to fight off infection. This custom-made tray allows you to do periodontal treatment in the comfort of your own home.
We at Comfort Family Dental of Chicago, Illinois take periodontal disease seriously due to the serious dental and medical damage it could cause. If you believe that you could be suffering from periodontal disease please contact us immediately.
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We strive to identify the presence of gum disease at the earliest stages so we can treat it quickly and effectively
Gum Disease In Chicago, IL
If you believe you may have gum disease, please schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible. The quicker we can diagnose and treat gum disease, the easier treatment is for you. Prolonging treatment can lead to damaging results. If caught early, the cleaning of infected root surfaces may be necessary. If caught late, regenerative procedures involving the reversal of loss bone and tissue may be required.