Periodontal Disease Treatment – Chicago, IL

Keep Your Gums Healthy
and Your Smile Happy

While many people tend to assume that oral health only refers to your teeth, the gums also play an incredibly important role in the longevity of your smile. Without healthy gums, your teeth wouldn’t stay in your mouth for very long. In the event your gums need professional attention, Washington Dental Care has solutions to stop issues like gum disease in its tracks. If you’ve noticed your gums becoming red, tender, inflamed, or sensitive, call our dental office today so we can take a closer look and provide gum disease treatment in Chicago, IL.

Why Choose Washington Dental Care for Periodontal Disease Treatment?

  • Considerate Dentists Dedicated to Your Comfort
  • Targeted Antibiotic Therapy Available In-House
  • Comprehensive Scaling and Root Planing Performed

Scaling & Root Planing

Animated smile during scaling and root planing periodontal therapy

Since traditional brushing, flossing, and even professional cleanings aren’t enough to address gum infections, our dentists typically recommend scaling and root planing. Scaling uses dental instruments to gently clear away hardened plaque and tartar deposits from above and below the gum line, while root planing is intended to smooth out the roots of teeth to help them reattach to the gums and prevent the risk of future infection. Keep in mind that scaling and root planing is usually performed over multiple appointments, especially for more severe cases.

Arestin Antibiotic Therapy

Animated smile during Arestin antibiotic thearpy

As part of your gum therapy, we’ll also administer Arestin antibiotics in order to promote further healing of your oral tissue. To do this, we place tiny microspheres of antibiotic gel directly into the newly formed gum pockets that appear as a result of gum disease. Over the next several days, the spheres will slowly release the antibiotics into your gum tissue, healing it in between your follow-up appointments. When you come back, we’ll confirm that the antibiotics are working as intended.