Periodontal Disease Treatment (Gum Disease)

Prevent tooth loss with periodontal disease treatment

Prevent tooth loss with periodontal disease treatment in Chicago, IL

Gum infections can destroy your soft tissues, and if it goes untreated, your teeth may loosen and eventually fall out. The dentists at Wicker Park Dental Group offer periodontal disease treatment to clear the infection and restore your oral health as soon as possible.

How gum disease progresses

Your mouth is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, and while many of them are harmless, some of them can cause infections that destroy your teeth and gums. Good oral hygiene and professional cleanings can remove bacteria before they cause irreversible damage, but if you aren’t thorough with your brushing and flossing, the bacteria are more difficult to remove. As they feed, they produce toxins that cause swelling in your gums. The swollen gums pull away from your teeth, which allows bacteria to thrive underneath your gum line, where they can form tartar that protects them from your saliva and toothbrush.

The longer you go without treatment, the more damage the bacteria cause to your gums. As the infection gets deeper, it can spread to your tooth root and jawbone and eventually reach your bloodstream. The sooner you get treatment, the easier it will be to address the issue without surgery or tooth extraction. If you have bleeding or swollen gums, persistent bad breath, or sensitivity to your teeth, schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

Treatment for periodontal disease

While there is no cure for periodontal disease, the infection can be managed with proper intervention. Deep cleaning and scaling can remove tartar buildup throughout your mouth, and your dentist can encourage gum reattachment through root planing so your teeth can stay protected. Patients with advanced gum disease may need multiple sessions to cleanse the infection fully.

In some cases, damaged gum tissue may need to be removed so your mouth can heal, and if there is significant damage, you may need a procedure to reattach gum tissue to your teeth. Our team is focused on conservative treatments, and we will work with you to avoid surgery whenever possible. Contact our office in Chicago, IL, today at (773) 276-5566 to get the help you need managing periodontal disease.

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Ryan M
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I went in yesterday due to cavity pain on one of my molars, I was very scared due to Covid-19 and just going to the dentist in general but knew the pain was only going to get worse if I didn't take care of it soon. I ended up needing a temporary crown and will be back in 2 weeks for my permanent crown and some other work. From start to finish everyone in the office made me feel very relaxed, welcomed, and safe. They seem to be taking every precaution for Covid-19 and included a symptom questionnaire before the visit as well as a temperature check prior to being checked in for the appointment. Doctor wore a mask the whole time as well as directed me on when to take mine off and on for his safety. The office was very clean and without dental insurance they clearly laid out my payment options. I'm glad I chose their office during this time and look forward to getting my dental health on track.
Michael C
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Visited due to my dentist not being open after 2pm(???...) so had an emergency and called them up. They took me in within 30 minutes of calling and started the process for a root canal. Came the next day and got second of 3 phases done. One thing, they are open late. Second, the staff is extremely nice and helpful as well as understanding with insurance concerns. The Dr. and assistant were very courteous to my pain needs and did everything they could to alleviate any pain. This is not some scam in an out place. They do take their time. They give you a shot then let you sit and watch tv for a little while to let it come on. So this is not exactly the fastest dentist you will go to if you have work needs. But they are absolutely thorough. They are gentle and caring. I recommend 100%. We all fear the dentist but this is a place that I don't feel judged, they care for my pain, and have a definite plan to get me on the right path.
May B
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I was SO incredibly nervous about having a root canal done because I always really struggle to stay numb during dental procedures. I am such a baby that I am more scared of tooth procedures than I am of actual surgery... I talked to the docs at Wicker Park Dental and they worked with me to make sure I was comfortable the entire time, and they really made sure I was at ease. I had less pain with this root canal than I've had in the past with even small cavities, and I'm so thankful that they listened to my concerns and helped get me taken care of! Everyone inside was incredibly nice, they checked on me constantly and adjusted any time I needed anything, and the office is clean and beautiful. Highly, highly recommend!