Our dentists at Chicago Osteopathic Hospital Dental Clinic PC, Dr. Wilson, Dr. Wegmann, and Dr. Choo, believe in taking care of your entire smile, including your gums and soft tissues. Your gums and soft tissues play an important role in supporting your teeth, and we offer comprehensive periodontal care at our office to ensure they remain healthy and strong. The main goal of periodontal care is to prevent gum disease, a type of infection that causes your gums to become painfully infected. If left untreated, gum disease can progress to the point where your teeth fall out.
The periodontal care we suggest for you and your family will be based on your individual needs. At each routine dental cleaning, we will examine your gums for signs of trouble. If the condition is caught early, improved dental hygiene habits can resolve the situation. Medication can also be useful. For more advanced cases of gum disease in Chicago, Illinois, deep cleaning methods such as scaling and root planing may be suggested. Scaling and root planing are methods designed to remove infected gum tissues and prevent decay-caused bacteria from lingering on your smile.
We encourage you to call our dental office today if your gums are tender, swollen, or bleed when you brush and floss. If these symptoms are present, periodontal care is needed. We are dedicated to treating all aspects of your smile.