According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated one out of every two adults in the nation has gum disease. While this condition is so common, it’s also preventable, which many of our patients are surprised to learn. With routine checkups and cleanings, our team can ensure that your gums stay infection-free. However, we also provide gum disease treatment from our Franklin Park, IL, board-certified periodontist to help restore the health of your oral tissues and smile before it’s too late.
Scaling and root planing, also known as a deep cleaning, involves our team removing all plaque and tartar accumulation from the surface of your teeth, as far down as the pockets of your gums. Then, we’ll smooth out the roots of your teeth, which will allow your gums to healthily reattach and protect your vulnerable tooth roots.
Our board-certified periodontist uses the Chao Pinhole Technique to help restore the health of your gums and reduce the prevalence of gum disease symptoms. In the same way that a needle and thread connect pieces of fabric, your periodontist will use special instruments to reposition your gum tissue to cover the exposed roots of your teeth caused by gum recession. This protects these at-risk areas from being further damaged.
Using our soft tissue dental laser, we’re able to reduce the number of harmful bacteria in your mouth. This special device produces a concentrated beam of light that can precisely remove damaged oral tissue while also eliminating the need for scalpels and sutures. It immediately cauterizes the area on-contact, which minimizes your recovery time and risk of infection as well.
Our in-house periodontist has completed an additional three years of specialty training in order to be able to perform more complex and effective procedures under our roof. Some of the treatments that they’re able to perform include cosmetic surgeries, gum grafting, and surgical implant placement. The great part about having our in-house specialist is that you won’t have to travel across town to receive these procedures, and you’ll be able to rely on the same, trusted team of professionals, no matter what your needs are.