Gum Disease Treatment in Olympia Fields, IL
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If you are suffering from periodontal disease (also known as gum disease), our team at The Center for Dental Excellence is here to help! Our dentists are highly experienced in providing gentle gum disease treatment in Olympia Fields, IL, to restore your smile back to full health. Some available treatments for gum disease include gum therapy (also called scaling and root planing) and the innovative Perio Protect Method®.
Causes of Gum Disease
Gum disease has many causes. Poor brushing habits, inconsistent flossing, excessive sugar in your diet, smoking, or oral piercings can all lead to deterioration of the gums. Sometimes, some mouths are simply more prone to gum disease even when you do everything else correctly. This can be due to certain ligaments being tighter, shorter, or looser than they should be in an ideal mouth.
Gum deterioration allows bad bacteria and food particles access to the roots of your teeth, causing even more damage. When not treated, gum disease can lead to numerous dental problems, including tooth loss. However, if caught early, your gum disease can be managed and eradicated before your teeth have a chance to suffer.
Signs & Symptoms of Gum Disease
During its very early stages, it may not be obvious that you are developing gum disease, so the best way to know if you have it is to visit our dentists for regular checkups twice a year. During your oral health exam, we can let you know if you have gum disease or if you are at risk of developing gum disease.
You should also call us for an appointment immediately if you notice any of the following signs of gum disease:
- Gums bleeding when you brush your teeth
- Loose teeth
- Red, tender, or swollen gums
- Receding gum line (shrinking gums around your teeth)
- Bad breath
- New spaces appearing between your teeth
Gum therapy aims to eliminate the underlying cause of gum inflammation. Gum treatment removes dental plaque and hardened tartar (calculus) to give your gums the opportunity to heal.
Gum therapy includes two procedures: scaling and root planing. Periodontal scaling includes the removal of plaque, calculus, and stains from the crown and root surfaces of your teeth. Root planing then gets rid of the roughened cementum and surface dentin that is impregnated with calculus, microorganisms, and their toxins.
Scaling and root planing are often referred to as deep cleaning, and they can be performed using both ultrasonic instruments and specialized hand instruments. After you complete your root planing and scaling procedure, we may also prescribe medication to help treat any remaining infection.
What Is The Perio Protect Method®?
The revolutionary Perio Protect Method® uses patented, non-invasive Perio Trays® to deliver treatment deep into your gums. At your appointment, our dentist will take a mold of your teeth and send them to a lab to create your custom-fitted trays. You will then wear your trays at home for a few minutes each day and let the medicine work to eradicate existing bacteria in your gum line. This proven technology can be used with no interruption to your daily activities. Enjoy fresher breath and whiter teeth with our FDA-cleared treatment!
Contact Us For Your Appointment for Gum Disease Treatment in Olympia Fields, IL, Today!
If you believe you have gum disease, call 708-798-1234 or click here to schedule your Consultation with one of our experienced dentists. At your appointment, our dentists will determine which treatment method will work best for your needs. We look forward to helping you restore your smile to full health!