Periodontal Care From Your Dentists in South Elgin & Sleepy Hollow
The branch of dentistry that focuses on the health of the gums, patients who require periodontal care are in good company as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that half of American adults 30 and over have some form of gum disease.
Gum disease is a progressive condition that starts with plaque—a sticky film of bacteria—and tartar buildup at the gum line. If not removed, plaque and tartar can irritate and inflame gums, eventually causing them to pull away from teeth. This creates pockets that fill with plaque and become infected.
If you're experiencing any of the following symptoms, it's important to seek out care as soon as possible to prevent and treat periodontal issues:
- Gums that bleed easily
- Red, swollen, or tender gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Gums that have pulled away from your teeth
- Any changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite.
By being proactive about your oral health, you can help prevent tooth loss, protect your teeth, gums, and jawbone, and help intercept gum disease before it damages your oral and overall health.
How is periodontal disease treated?
There are several types of periodontal treatment options, including:
Scaling and root planing: A deep cleaning that removes tartar and plaque from below the gum line.
Gingival grafts: A procedure that involves taking gum tissue from another area of the mouth to cover exposed tooth roots.
- Periodontal surgery: A procedure that is done to correct severe gum disease.
- Osseous surgery: A procedure that is done to remove tartar buildup from the bone around teeth.
No matter what type of periodontal care you require, our team at Brar Dentistry in South Elgin and Sleepy Hollow, IL is here to help ensure that you get the treatment you need to protect your smile. Call us today for a thorough assessment!
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- Receiving treatments and/or procedures to protect and strengthen your
- Receive the care you need as soon as possible
- Have an injured or decaying tooth cared for quickly and effectively
- Prevent the spread of any existing infection to nearby teeth
- Increase your chances of a positive outcome
- Prioritize your oral and overall health!