Gum Disease Treatment - Chicago, IL

A Healthy Smile Needs Healthy Gums

Protect the Foundation of Your Teeth

The most common dental health issue in the United States is periodontal disease, which impacts more than 70% of Americans over the age of 65. Some of the other risk factors for gum disease include poor nutrition and oral hygiene, tobacco use, stress, teeth clenching (bruxism), genetics and some systemic diseases. 

Periodontal disease is caused by the buildup of bacterial plaque and toxins, which can turn to tartar (calculus) if not removed promptly. Early-stage gum disease is called gingivitis. This causes gum infection, bleeding gums and chronic inflammation. If you leave this unchecked, you may develop periodontitis, which is moderate to advanced gum disease where your periodontal pockets begin to pull away from your teeth. This can lead to lasting infection and even tooth loss. 

At Windy City Dental Implants, our dentist Dr. Ogbara believes that early detection and treatment is the key to preventing these outcomes. If you have red, tender, or swollen gums or bleeding when you brush, schedule gum disease treatment in Chicago, IL to protect your long-term health. We partner with many dental insurance providers, and we offer third-party financing so your gingivitis treatment will be affordable.

What Are the Warning Signs of Gum Disease?

Target and Treat Your Periodontal Disease Early

The good news is that with prompt periodontal disease treatment, this disease can be treated and even cured! Every time you visit Dr. Ogbara for your biannual checkup and cleaning, he performs a gum screening to detect gum disease before it can damage your oral health. 

If you do develop gum disease, our team at Windy City Dental Implants offer a suite of periodontal disease treatments to stop the bacteria in their tracks. To prevent the disease from recurring, you should follow a good oral hygiene routine, brushing and flossing daily and getting annual dental exams at least twice a year.

Gum Disease Treatments We Offer

For early-stage gum disease treatment in Chicago, IL, we offer scaling and root planing. This is a deep cleaning that focuses on your gums and the roots of your teeth. During this procedure, Dr. Ogbara removes plaque and bacteria from below your gumline and smooths out the roots of your teeth. This reduces your risk of reinfection.
A few months after your scaling and root planing, bacterial plaque can begin to regrow. We recommend deep periodontal cleanings every three to four months to help keep this from happening. The severity of your gum disease, response to other soft tissue procedures, the growth rate of your plaque and your at-home oral hygiene will determine how frequently you need periodontal deep cleanings.
If you need more severe periodontal disease treatment, Dr. Ogbara can refer you to one of several periodontists in the Chicago area. These specialists can perform osseous surgery, gingivectomy and other procedures to help treat advanced gum disease.

Don’t Let Your Gum Disease Get Worse.

Schedule periodontal disease treatment in Chicago, IL today.