Periodontal disease refers to several disorders that affect the gums. Periodontists have developed several treatments that will eradicate or halt periodontal disease, however, it is a known fact that the best treatment is preventative; it is up to the individual to exercise excellent daily oral hygiene to stop the development of plaque which is the culprit in all gum diseases.

Periodontal treatment in Glenview, and there are several approaches, include:

* Improved oral hygiene habits: Your dentist will invariably find that the root of the problem can be traced back to poor dental hygiene. Plaque, the gummy paste that forms on the surface of your teeth is the cause of most dental diseases; it must be removed every day. If plaque is left long enough it turns into tartar, a hard material that must be removed by a dental hygienist. Your dentist will insist that you brush and floss daily, use a medicated mouthwash and stop smoking if you are a smoker.

* Removal of tartar: Although you are primarily responsible for good dental hygiene, it’s not all on your shoulders. Your dentist, as part of periodontal treatment in Glenview will clean your teeth thoroughly in his or her office. This professional cleaning is the only way to eliminate tartar.

* Evaluation: After a month or so your dentist will have a look at the way you are responding to improved oral hygiene and tooth scaling. If the problem was caught in the early stage there is an excellent chance that no further remedial action will be needed although your dentist will insist you visit the office twice a year for a checkup and cleaning.

In severe cases, periodontal treatment in Chicago may involve surgical intervention. It may be necessary to repair both soft and bony tissue, and if necessary, replace teeth which have fallen out as a result of the disease with dental implants.

Periodontal treatment in Chicago may be necessary if your teeth and gums have been neglected. If your gums are bleeding or you have one or more loose teeth you have a problem. You are invited to make an early appointment with the periodontist at Dental Specialists of South Loop & North Shore. Like us on our facebook page.

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