Periodontal Care Preserves Your Gum Health

Every day, our teeth accumulate plaque, food debris, and dental calculus. While daily flossing and brushing can remove some of this buildup, professional dental services are required to deeply clean your oral structures. If you have avoided visiting the dentist’s office, you may be at risk for periodontal (gum) disease. However, periodontal disease can be devastating to your oral health. So, Dr. Nils Sandstrom offers gum care to help diagnose and treat periodontal disease, and to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Bleeding, irritated gums, dental discomfort, swelling and inflammation are all signs of the beginning stage of periodontal disease. Bacteria found in plaque causes degenerative oral health, so we may likely recommend a deep periodontal cleaning known as scaling and root planing. Without the proper treatment and removal of the dental bacteria, you are at an increased risk of:

  • Gum recession and infection
  • Recurring bad breath (haliotosis)
  • Loosened teeth
  • Discomfort when chewing

Follow-up care and regular dental visits are an important part in maintaining your improved oral health. However, you may need more comprehensive periodontal treatment, such as antibiotic applications and gels. We encourage you to also learn more about the effects that compromised dental health can have on your bodily wellbeing. Give us a call at 708-388-2500 to see if gum disease treatment in Palos Heights, Illinois, is right for you and to schedule your consultation with our experienced dentist. We look forward to improving your oral health with treatment that is comfortable, effective and suitable for your needs.