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If you are a victim of gum disease, then you need to treat it immediately. This is because gum disease is one of the most serious, destructive and dangerous dental issues in the world today. If you don’t treat it quickly, it can worsen and damage your entire smile. Fortunately, there are many treatments available for gum disease, and our dentists, Drs. Domagala and Shango, are happy to tell you all about them. Those treatments are:

-Dental cleanings: Dental cleanings can treat the early stage of gum disease, which is known as gingivitis. The cleanings will remove the plaque and tartar (which are the culprits of the disease) from the smile and restore your oral health.

-Scaling and root planing: Scaling and root planing can treat the later stage of gum disease, which is known as periodontitis. This treatment involves your dentist deeply cleaning the teeth and root surfaces. Then, he will smooth the root surfaces to help the gums reattach. Your dentist will also medicate the gum pockets to promote healing.

-Gum and bone grafting: Gum and bone grafts are necessary when treating severe cases of the disease when the disease has damaged the gums and underlying bone. Gum grafts involve using excess tissue in the mouth or from a donor to cover exposed roots of the teeth. Bone grafts involve deeply cleaning the underlying bone, placing natural or synthetic bone in the area of the bone loss, and promoting bone growth and healing.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about gum disease in Gurnee, Illinois, please contact Institute of Dental Implants and Periodontics at your earliest convenience. When you dial 847-662-3414, our dental team will be more than happy to help you!