Periodontics in Skokie
Innovative Gum Disease Diagnostics & Treatments
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is one of the most common causes of tooth loss in adults. It refers to inflammation and infection of the gum tissue and can be caused from plaque and tarter buildup around your teeth and gums. You can reduce your risk of gum disease by brushing twice a day and flossing once a day as well as receiving professional dental exams and cleanings twice a year. Whether due to tartar buildup, genetics, or other damage, our skilled dental team at Krueger Dental Associates can effectively perform periodontic prevention, diagnosis, and treatment to patients throughout Skokie and surrounding areas.
Gum disease ranges from mild to severe, moving from Gingivitis to advanced periodontitis, and some of the beginning signs of Gingivitis include:
- Swollen gums
- Red or discolored gums
- Sensitive teeth
- Gum bleeding from normal brushing or eating
- Chronic bad breath
- Difficulty or discomfort chewing
Skokie Deep Cleaning Treatments
One of the most common treatments for gum disease is deep cleaning. Also known as scaling and root planing, this service removes tartar, calculus, and infected tissue from underneath the gum line. Our friendly and skilled hygienists will gently perform this treatment to try and halt the spread of gum periodontitis. After the completion of your deep cleaning, we will work with you to create a schedule for regular ongoing maintenance care to make certain the disease does not recur or progress further while suiting your busy life. We recommend scheduling your periodontal maintenance visits and your general dentistry visits on an alternating schedule. This ensures you are receiving the proper care and treatments for your complete oral health.
Non-Invasive Treatments for Gum Disease
Perio Protect for Healthier Gums
Because gum disease is often hiding below your gums, treatments tend to be invasive, and if proper at-home oral habits are not maintained, bacteria can return. Our team at Krueger Dental Associates is here to set you up for success by providing at-home maintenance treatments designed to keep periodontitis at bay. We only use the highest quality treatments on the market, which is why we are proud to utilize Perio Protect’s Perio Tray therapy. Similar to a mouthguard, this treatment delivers medication deep into periodontal pockets in as little as 10-15 minutes each day. In addition to healthier gums, patients who consistently use this treatment report whiter teeth and fresher breath.
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