Periodontal treatment is the prevention and maintenance of periodontal disease (also known as gum disease). Scaling and root planing, or periodontal cleaning, is similar to a dental cleaning, but requires removing plaque and tartar from underneath gums, where they’ve settled on the roots. If you exhibit gingivitis (the beginning of gum disease), then scaling and root planing may help you avoid the damages of gum disease.
Patients who have already developed gum disease may also require routine periodontal maintenance, such as more frequent preventive dental visits. Otherwise, gum disease can quickly grow worse, destroy the periodontal tissues and jawbone structure that support your teeth, and lead to the loss of a single, multiple, or several teeth.
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At our office, we believe that every patient deserves our complete and undivided attention every time they visit us. To us, customized dental care is about more than the treatment you receive, it also includes the time we take to get to know you personally. Your smile is unique, as are your dental health concerns, and we’ll strive to create a long-term dental care plan that’s tailored to your needs and goals. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Elizabeth Mischenko, call our dental office in Norridge, IL, today at 708-453-5320. We have flexible office hours, including evenings, and we always have someone available to answer the phone!
A healthy smile can mean improved overall health as well. We understand how your oral health connects to the rest of you, and strive to offer a variety of dental treatments. Working with our team, Dr. Mischenko can help you enjoy a more beautiful and healthy smile. Whether you need preventive, cosmetic, or restorative dentistry, we can offer a conservative and personalized approach to dental care.