Gum disease will affect about half of all adults in the United States at some point in their lives. What starts as bacterial growth in the mouth can, when left untreated, advance to the point of tooth loss. We evaluate your mouth for signs of gum disease at every checkup. That way, we can detect it early enough that gum disease treatment from our Naperville, IL periodontist is still simple, and your smile has not suffered any permanent damage.
Also called a dental deep cleaning, scaling and root planing targets dangerous bacteria in your mouth. First, we remove plaque and tartar that have accumulated on the surface of your teeth below the gumline. Then, we smooth out your teeth’s roots, allowing your gums to seamlessly reattach to them.
The Chao Pinhole Technique allows us to treat gum disease without scalpels and sutures. We’ll use special instruments to reposition your gum tissue back over the exposed roots of your teeth, similarly to how a needle and thread bring pieces of fabric together.
As an alternative to surgery, we can use a highly concentrated beam of light to remove infected oral tissue. The soft tissue laser immediately cauterizes the area, minimizing bleeding and drastically reducing the recover time and risk of re-infection.
Our team is fully prepared to handle even the most complex of gum treatments. Whether you need gum grafting, dental implant surgery, or anything else – our in-house periodontists can conveniently meet your needs right here in our Naperville dental office.