Dentist in Chicago, IL
Deep Cleaning and Maintenance: Scaling and root planing is a technique used to treat periodontal (gum) disease to prevent progression of the disease. It is a deep cleaning that clears the mouth of harmful bacteria. Periodontal disease is the number one cause of tooth loss. Avoiding treatment will eventually lead to advanced bone loss, abscess or permanent loss of teeth. It’s important to not ignore periodontal disease. Periodontal disease has been linked to several health conditions such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Gum disease may cause puffy, red or bleeding gums, but the disease may be present without these symptoms. Our dentists and hygienists are trained in diagnosing and treating gum disease and can help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.