Antiseptic Mouthwash Can Aid in Your Flossing Attempts

Consistent and effective oral hygiene practices are essential for preventing problems with tooth decay and periodontal disease. Remembering to brush each morning and night, as well as flossing at least once each day, will decrease the bacterial population in your mouth before they can contribute to plaque acid buildup and... Read more »

Important Tips About Sedation Dentistry

Although this holiday season is a time for joy, a visit to your dentist office to treat an oral accident or injury may bring added stress or anxiety to your life. This is known as dental anxiety and is quite common in many individuals. If you suffer from dental anxiety,... Read more »

The Times When Tooth Extraction is Necessary

Are you nervous Dr. Timothy Erdle will recommend extracting your tooth when you visit Institute of Dental Implants and Periodontics for an appointment? If so, our team encourages you to take a breath. Tooth extraction is our last-resort option and we try to avoid it as much as possible. The... Read more »

Treating Gingivitis Effectively

Do you have a problem with persistent halitosis or sensitive teeth? Are your gums red, swollen or inflamed? These are indicators of gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease. This condition is actually common today, and arise due to a variety of factors, including: Practicing poor oral hygiene that allows... Read more »

The Bone Graft Procedure

The bone graft dental procedure was invented to strengthen a jaw bone. Most patients need bone grafts in preparation for a dental implant; their jaw has been naturally weakened over time due to tooth loss and will not successfully maintain a dental implant without a graft. Thanks to modern technology,... Read more »

The Cause of Dry Mouth

If you are dehydrated or particularly nervous, your mouth may seem dry. That’s normal. It just means you need to drink water or listen to relaxing music. However, if you find that you have a dry mouth on a consistent basis, this may be a sign of an underlying problem.... Read more »

How Do I Determine Whether I Have Gum Recession?

You may know that periodontal disease is a fairly serious problem. Did you know that gum recession is one symptom of periodontal disease? This can cause extreme sensitivity and be a danger to your tooth roots. There are other causes for gum recession as well, such as brushing your teeth... Read more »

Traveling? Here are Some Tips to Keep Your Teeth in Top-Top Shape

You may have a fun vacation planned for the upcoming holidays or for summer vacation. To help keep your teeth in tip-top shape in Gurnee, Illinois, here are some tips: • Schedule a checkup and cleaning appointment – whether you are gone for a week or a month, it is... Read more »

All You Need to Know About Mini Dental Implants

Mini dental implants are great dental restorations that help you replace your missing teeth. That’s right—they are just like normal dental implants, only smaller. These restorations can help you secure a tooth-replacement restoration so you can have the beautiful smile you have always wanted. Some restorations they can support include... Read more »

Dental Implants Sometimes Involve a Sinus Lift

Losing teeth, whether due to periodontal disease or tooth decay, may best restore oral function with the help of a dental implant restoration. Sometimes a dental implant might also call for a dental procedure called a sinus lift. Sinus lifts have become more common in the last 15 years as... Read more »