Periodontics

One main reason why many of our new patients visit us at Arden Dental Center is unidentified advanced periodontal (gum) disease. Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, affects a significant number of adults in the United States. Shockingly, up to 60% of cases go undiagnosed, which emphasizes the importance of seeking professional dental care for comprehensive periodontal evaluation and treatment. Even general dentists refer their patients to us because they understand the significance of addressing this condition promptly. 

At Arden Dental Center, we understand the immense significance of maintaining healthy gums for optimal oral health. By employing a personalized approach tailored to each individual's needs, we develop comprehensive treatment plans aimed at restoring gum health and preventing further complications. Whether it be gingivitis or periodontitis, our commitment lies in delivering exceptional care that ensures your gums remain strong and resilient against potential threats.

What Can Periodontal Treatments Address?

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Gingivitis: 

By removing plaque and tartar buildup, reducing inflammation, and improving oral hygiene, these treatments can reverse the early signs of gingivitis, such as bleeding gums and persistent bad breath.

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Periodontitis: 

Through deep cleaning methods like scaling and root planing, dentists can help halt the progression of periodontitis, protect the teeth from damage, and promote healing.

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Gum recession: 

Soft tissue grafts or guided tissue regeneration help restore lost gum tissue by reshaping or reinforcing existing gums with donor tissues or membranes for improved aesthetics and protection.

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Deep pockets: 

Through scaling and root planing techniques, periodontal treatments can eliminate harmful oral bacteria while also smoothing out rough surfaces on tooth roots for better attachment.

Periodontal Treatments

Periodontal treatments, also known as gum disease treatments, play a crucial role in maintaining oral health and preventing serious dental issues. Here is what it involves.

Periodontal Exam

Skilled dental professionals meticulously examine the gum tissue for signs of inflammation, bleeding, or recession. They also measure pocket depths to determine if there is an underlying infection present.

Advancing Salivary Diagnostics

Salivary diagnostics help identify specific pathogens present in the mouth and enable the early detection and diagnosis of periodontal diseases such as gingivitis or periodontitis.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing involves thoroughly cleaning below the gum line to remove plaque and tartar buildup and smoothing out any rough surfaces on tooth roots to prevent bacteria from reattaching.

Antibiotic Therapy

Antibiotic therapy can combat severe bacterial infections associated with advanced forms of periodontal disease. They can reduce inflammation and control the growth of harmful bacteria.

Laser Gum Treatment

Laser gum treatment can target and treat the affected area precisely without damaging surrounding healthy tissue, resulting in less pain and discomfort for the patient.

Gingival Grafting

This procedure involves taking healthy tissue from one part of the mouth (often the roof) and grafting it onto areas where gums have receded or are thinning to prevent further recession.

Regenerative Surgery

Regenerative surgery helps restore lost bone using membranes or grafts that encourage new bone growth. This offers a long-term solution for patients suffering from advanced periodontitis.

Flap surgery

In cases where deep pockets have formed between gums and teeth due to advanced periodontitis, flap surgery can effectively eliminate infection and prevent further deterioration. 

If you suffer from any gum symptoms, Dr. Wen Lu of Arden Dental Center in Bloomingdale, Illinois, is here to help you immediately. As with any medical condition, early action is key to success. Call or text us at (630) 529-0303. Or schedule online for your comprehensive periodontal evaluation today.

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