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Periodontal Treatments
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We’re thrilled to be adding more comprehensive periodontic services to our practice! Dr. Scott, a board certified periodontist, is on site 3-4 days a month to perform surgical Periodontal Treatments.

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What are Periodontal Treatments?

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Simply put, Periodontal Treatments are specialties in the dental field that address the supporting tissues of your teeth, i.e., the gums and bone.

Early stages of periodontal disease in these tissues can often be treated by our hygienists using a procedure called scaling and root planing, but for more advanced infections and complex conditions, a surgical option may be necessary. We’re thrilled to be adding more comprehensive periodontic services to our practice! At Strobel Dentistry in Chicago Periodontal Treatments are conducted by Dr. Scott, a board-certified periodontist who is on-site 3-4 days a month to perform surgical procedures.

What does Deep Teeth Cleaning address?

Deep Teeth Cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, is a periodontal treatment that addresses many gum diseases and related issues.

  • Plaque and Tartar Removal: Thorough cleaning to remove plaque and hardened tartar from teeth and below the gumline.
  • Gum Inflammation Reduction: Targets and reduces inflammation in the gums caused by bacterial buildup.
  • Root Surface Smoothing: Smoothing tooth root surfaces to prevent bacteria buildup and help gums reattach to teeth.
  • Pocket Reduction: Aims to shrink spaces (pockets) between teeth and gums where bacteria can cause issues.
  • Halting Disease Progression: Addresses gum disease at its source to prevent it from getting worse.
  • Preventing Tooth Loss: Helps avoid tooth loss by preserving gum and tooth health.
  • Improving Oral Health: Overall, contributes to better oral health by tackling underlying gum disease issues.

Deep Teeth Cleaning is recommended for advanced gum disease or as a preventive measure. It's a crucial periodontal treatment aimed at removing plaque and tartar buildup below the gumline, promoting healing, and preventing further bacterial accumulation. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are crucial for maintaining a wholesome smile.

Benefits of Periodontal Treatments

Receiving Periodontal Treatments offers various advantages that contribute to complete oral health.

Deep Teeth Cleaning Benefits:

  • Gum Disease Management: Effectively addresses and manages gum disease, preventing its progression.
  • Inflammation Reduction: Reduces gum inflammation, promoting comfort and preventing discomfort associated with swollen gums.
  • Preventing Tooth Loss: Preserves the health of gums and supporting structures, minimizing the risk of tooth loss.
  • Improved Breath: Addresses the bacteria causing bad breath, leading to fresher breath.
  • Enhanced Oral Health: Contributes to overall oral health by targeting and resolving underlying issues.

Preventative Care Benefits:

  • Disease Prevention: Acts as a preventive measure, minimizing the risk of developing advanced gum disease.
  • Preserving Natural Teeth: Promotes the longevity of natural teeth by maintaining optimal gum health.
  • Comfortable Chewing: Ensures comfortable chewing by preventing gum-related discomfort and pain.
  • Boosted Confidence: A healthy smile contributes to increased confidence and a positive self-image.

Incorporating Deep Teeth Cleaning into routine dental care not only addresses existing problems but also serves as a proactive approach to maintaining optimal oral health. Regular dental check-ups, coupled with preventative care, play a pivotal role in enhancing overall well-being and ensuring a confident and comfortable smile.

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Periodontal Treatment Candidates

Periodontal Treatments like Deep Teeth Cleaning are recommended for individuals with advanced gum disease, a history of gum problems, or tartar and plaque buildup. It effectively manages gum disease, reduces inflammation, prevents tooth loss, and addresses bad breath. Eligibility considerations include an individual's health history, allergies, and certain medical conditions, while contraindications may involve pregnancy or specific health conditions requiring personalized assessments. While age is not a disqualifying factor, dentists tailor the procedure to individual needs, emphasizing the importance of open communication about health issues to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the treatment.

Enhancing Gum Health

Gum Tissue Grafting

While this procedure can be performed cosmetically, most often we see connective tissue grafting performed to address significant gum recession and other Periodontal Treatments. The ultimate goal here is to increase the amount of attached, hard (keratinized) gum tissue that supports the tooth or teeth in question. There are two main types of grafting:

Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft: Here, a small piece of tissue is borrowed from your maxillary palate (roof of your mouth) and then secured to the area that lacks adequate tissue by tucking it underneath the existing gum. The palatal donor site is then closed using medical grade superglue or resorbable stitches. Donor tissue can also be used here, especially if the area requiring surgery is larger than what’s available from the palate. This is used often for root coverage and almost always in cosmetic cases as it is difficult to distinguish the graft from the surrounding area.

Free Gingival Graft: This periodontal treatment also involves using tissue from your maxillary palate, but in this case the surface tissue is taken instead of the tissue underneath. A free gingival graft will often be used on the lower jaw if there is a shallow attachment between your cheek and your gum tissue, the goals are not cosmetic, or if keratinized tissue and not root coverage is the main objective.

Rebuilding Foundations

Bone Grafting

If a patient’s periodontal disease progresses far enough, it can result in bone loss so significant that regeneration may be necessary in order to support the remaining teeth or, more commonly, place an implant in an edentulous space.

In these cases, bone grafting and other Periodontal Treatments will be performed, usually in conjunction with the extraction of an infected tooth. To perform a bone graft, bone material from a donor (allograft) is placed in the area where support is required and allowed to heal/integrate with the surrounding bone. Osseointegration usually takes several months to achieve, after which the space can be restored with a dental implant.

Reviving Your Smile

Sinus Lifts

When you lose a permanent tooth from your upper arch, the alveolar bone that supports it begins to resorb and the socket that held the tooth begins to collapse. This bone loss can happen rapidly or slowly, but it is usually progressive over time. As the bone loss occurs, the maxillary sinus expands, moving into the newly created space.

To restore the upper arch with dental implants after this occurs, you may require a sinus lift (also known as a sinus augmentation), where the sinus floor is carefully elevated and bone graft material is pushed into the edentulous space. This bone is allowed to heal and integrate with the existing sinus floor for several months before implants are placed. Dr. Scott will also be fielding some of the more complex extractions and implant cases for us.

Periodontal Treatment Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

After a periodontal treatment, noticeable results in terms of reduced inflammation and improved gum health can be observed within a few days to a week.

The post-treatment period generally involves minimal downtime, with most individuals resuming regular activities immediately. Patients are advised to avoid vigorous brushing, flossing, or consuming hard foods for a short period to allow the gums to heal. While there are no incisions involved, it's crucial to maintain good oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing and flossing. Avoiding tobacco use and attending follow-up appointments as recommended by the dentist is essential for ongoing care. Periodic professional cleanings and diligent oral care contribute to the long-term success of the treatment, ensuring sustained improvements in oral health and preventing the recurrence of gum issues.

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How much do periodontal treatments cost?

Patients should expect a comprehensive evaluation by the dentist and hygienist to determine the specific requirements of their treatment plan. Each periodontal treatment is tailored to your needs ensures transparency in pricing.

Learn More About Periodontal Treatments in Chicago, IL, at Strobel Dentistry Today

For comprehensive and advanced Periodontal Treatments in Chicago, IL, Strobel Dentistry offers expert care tailored to your oral health needs. Our skilled professionals are dedicated to providing high-quality periodontal services, including Deep Teeth Cleaning, to enhance your gum health. At Strobel Dentistry, we prioritize your oral well-being, ensuring a comfortable and informed experience. To learn more about our Periodontal Treatments Chicago patients can reach out by calling (312) 726-3135 or conveniently scheduling an appointment online.

Periodontal Treatments Frequently Asked Questions

Deep Teeth Cleaning, when performed by a qualified dental hygienist, is a safe and effective periodontal treatment that does not damage teeth. The goal is to address gum disease and promote oral health without causing harm to the tooth structure.

While Deep Teeth Cleaning may cause mild discomfort or sensitivity, it is not generally considered painful. Local anesthetic is often used to ensure a comfortable experience, and any temporary discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter pain relief if needed.

Deep Teeth Cleaning may involve the use of local anesthetic to numb the gums and ensure a pain-free experience. The application of anesthetic helps enhance patient comfort during the procedure, making it a more tolerable and relaxed experience.

The periodontal treatment recommended is based on the health of your gums. The best way to find out if deep cleaning is right for you, and what type of treatment is recommended, is to complete a comprehensive evaluation. From there we will have a complete plan and be able to discuss the costs of your treatment. Please don't hesitate to give us a call for more information!

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