Good Gum Health Is More Critical Than You Realize

It may begin as redness and irritation in your gum tissue. Caused by bacterial infection, gum disease (periodontal disease) can lead to tooth loss and jawbone loss. Even more concerning, it’s been linked to serious systemic health issues. The good news is that gum disease is usually avoidable if you brush and floss your teeth as directed and avoid smoking. If you should develop problems such as those listed below, we’re the practice to see for gum disease treatment in Schaumburg, IL. Guided by board-certified prosthodontist Dr. Joon Han and a skilled team of dentists, our team draws expertise from decades of combined experience.

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Warning Signs Of Gum Disease

  • Persistent bad breath
  • Tender, swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Increased tooth sensitivity
  • Gum recession

Gum Disease

Warning Signs Of Gum Disease

Gum Disease Treatment

Benefits Of Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease treatment protects your oral and systemic health. With it you can avoid uncomfortable, embarrassing symptoms and escalating complications. It also provides the opportunity for a much healthier smile overall. If you’ve lost teeth and want them replaced with dental implants, you may not qualify if you have periodontal disease. To reduce the chance of implant failure, we will only place implants in your mouth if your gums are healthy. Gum disease treatment can allow you to enjoy the benefits of a full set of teeth again. For your convenience, we can provide all treatments here in one office.

Featured Gum Disease Treatments

Scaling and Root Planing

If we identify gum disease, early treatment can protect your teeth and gums. With deep cleaning known as scaling and root planing, we reduce calculus, plaque, tartar, and biofilm located in the pockets between your gums and teeth. We also smooth the surfaces of the tooth roots to slow the progression of gum disease. When an infection occurs under the gumline, it can damage the foundation that holds your teeth in place. A dental deep cleaning consisting of scaling and root planing is often necessary for preventive care so you can avoid major gum infections in the future.

Periodontal Maintenance

Once you’ve had gum disease treatment, depending on your stage of gum disease we may have you return to see us for periodontal maintenance a few times per year. During these visits we can perform deep cleanings to keep bacteria away and prevent re-infection. When done in combination with your daily dental hygiene routine, periodontal maintenance can keep your gums looking and feeling their best.