There’s nearly a 50/50 chance that you’ll suffer from gum disease in one form or another as an adult. The disease starts mild but can lead to tooth loss if not carefully monitored and controlled. Call us if you notice that your gums have become swollen or bleed easily; we’ll have a better chance of saving your smile if we diagnose the problem early on and providing exceptional gum disease treatment in Channahon, IL!
Scaling & root planing are both part of the deep cleaning process for reducing bacteria levels in the mouth. After plaque and tartar have been removed from the pockets of the gums, the tooth roots are smoothed out to create a surface that the gums can more easily reattach themselves to.
The Chao Pinhole technique creates a small hole in the gums so that they can be repositioned. We use this approach to cover the roots of the teeth that became exposed after the gum recession that typically follows severe cases of gum disease. This approach eliminates the need for a more invasive surgery.
Dental lasers help kill the bacteria that cause gum disease, and they can remove gum tissue to stop the infection from spreading. Using a laser allows for better precision and accuracy than a traditional dental scalpel, and it gives us a way to immediately stop exposed blood vessels from bleeding by cauterizing the area.
Both of our in-house periodontists have completed extensive training for cosmetic gum surgery, gum grafting, dental implant placement, and other advanced periodontal treatments. Don’t worry about needing to find a specialist; you can find the periodontal care you need right here in a safe, familiar environment surrounded by a friendly team.