Periodontal Care

#1 Periodontal Care in Chicago

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is caused by bacteria that build up on the teeth and gums. If gum disease is not treated, it can lead to tooth loss.

At Post Family Dental, we offer comprehensive periodontal care to help you prevent and treat gum disease. Our experienced periodontists use the latest technology and techniques to provide you with the best possible care.

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Scaling and Root Planing

A non-surgical procedure to treat gum disease and prevent tooth loss.

Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure used to treat gum disease. The procedure involves removing plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. The hygienist will use a special tool to scale the teeth and remove plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line. The hygienist will then root plane the teeth to smooth out any rough surfaces. This helps to prevent the bacteria from reattaching to the teeth.

Scaling and root planing is usually performed in two or three appointments. The number of appointments needed will depend on the severity of your gum disease.

Deep Cleaning

A thorough clean for a healthy smile.

A deep cleaning, also known as periodontal debridement, is a more invasive procedure used to treat gum disease. It is typically performed in one or two appointments. During a deep cleaning, the periodontist will remove plaque, tartar, and diseased tissue from the pockets between the teeth and gums. The periodontist will also smooth out the rough surfaces of the tooth roots.

After a deep cleaning, your gums will need to heal. Your periodontist will give you instructions on how to care for your gums at home. Contact Post Family Dental if you need expert periodontal care in Chicago.


Periodontal Care FAQ

We answer your questions about Periodontal Care in Chicago, IL.

What are the symptoms of gum disease?

The symptoms of gum disease include red, swollen, or bleeding gums, bad breath, loose teeth, and receding gums.

      How often should I get my teeth professionally cleaned?

      Most people should get their teeth professionally cleaned every six months. However, people with gum disease may need to get their teeth cleaned more often.

        What can I do to prevent gum disease?

        The best way to prevent gum disease is to brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day. You should also visit the dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.

        What happens if gum disease is not treated?

        If gum disease is not treated, it can lead to tooth loss. Gum disease can also increase your risk of other health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

        Schedule an Appointment

        The Post Family Dental Team is here to help you with periodontal care.