While everyone wants healthy teeth and gums, invasive or complex dental procedures are no one's idea of a good time. At Sheffield Square Dental Care in Chicago, Illinois, with our innovative non-surgical gum and periodontal disease treatment options, you don’t have to give up your comfort for perfect oral health.
When plaque and tartar accumulate under your gum line and on your teeth, this paves the way for bacterial infections to develop. When left untreated, this bacteria can also affect the tooth roots.
As gum disease doesn’t have any significant symptoms in its early stages, it may take a while to detect unless regularly monitored. Low-key symptoms include swelling and bleeding of gums, bad breath, and tooth loss.
As the disease progresses, it can lead to severe dental and overall health complications. That’s why Dr. Tokowitz recommends regular checkups for the early detection and treatment of gum disease.
A few of the innovative treatments for periodontal disease provided by Dr. Tokowitz at Sheffield Square Dental Care in Chicago, Illinois, include:
The initial treatment option for periodontal disease is scaling and root planing. During the scaling process, Dr. Tokowitz will remove plaque from the teeth and gum line. During the root planing procedure, Dr. Tokowitz will smooth out the tooth’s surface to allow the supporting tissues to attach better.
Scaling and root planing can remove tartar buildup from deep periodontal pockets and clear out accumulated bacteria. Overall, it is a comfortable procedure and local anesthesia is used only in more complex cases.
Scaling and root planing are effective in curbing periodontal disease.
For some patients, Dr. Tokowitz may also prescribe medications to remove any bacteria that is still present after the scaling and root planing procedure.
Antibiotic pills will be prescribed or applied directly to the deep gum pockets where bacteria thrive. While antibiotic medication alone cannot prevent periodontal disease, it can help eliminate bacteria from the mouth after the scaling and root planing procedure.
Laser therapy is an advanced periodontal disease treatment option. For this procedure, Dr. Tokowitz will use special lasers to remove inflamed gum tissues around the teeth and smooth out any rough spots on or around the teeth to prevent future bacterial accumulations.
After laser therapy, your gums will snugly fit around the teeth and will be bacteria-free.
You don’t have to give up your comfort to keep your teeth healthy, so start off your non-surgical gum disease treatment today at Sheffield Square Dental Care in Chicago, Illinois. Book an appointment online or call us at (773) 880-2310.