Nearly half of all adults in the United States suffer from gum disease in one form or another, and when left unchecked it can cause you to suffer tooth loss – and might even contribute to heart disease and other health issues! If we find signs of gum disease during your checkups, we can intervene and treat it early before it becomes truly damaging. Learn more about gum disease treatment in Lake Zurich, IL on this page.
Getting rid of the bacteria that causes gum disease requires a deep cleaning procedure. The first step is to remove all plaque and tartar from the teeth, including the space beneath the gum line. Afterwards, the tooth roots are smoothed out to give the gum tissue a chance to reattach itself.
The Chao Pinhole Technique lets us reverse some of the damage of gum disease without surgery. It allows us to gently pull down gum tissue that has started to recede; that way the roots of your teeth will be once again protected from bacteria without the need for more drastic treatments.
Dental lasers have multiple applications in fighting gum disease. They remove the infected tissue while also sterilizing the area as it goes along, killing any bacteria that might remain. The technology also reduces recovery time since it keeps bleeding to a minimum and doesn’t remove more tissue than is actually necessary.
With two in-house periodontists, we’re capable of treating even complex periodontal cases. In the event that you need a gum graft or another type of gum surgery, you can look forward to having it performed by a team you already know and trust in an environment that you’re familiar with.