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Periodontal Disease Treatment

Protect Your Gums, Protect Your Body

Woman with healthy smile after gum disease treatment

Gum disease is a key example of how your oral health can influence your overall health. While the condition starts off relatively mild, it can eventually lead to the deterioration of the jawbone, tooth loss, and other severe oral health problems. Those who are suffering from an advanced form of gum disease are also typically at risk for systemic health problems such as heart attacks. Scheduling a checkup with Dr. Song could very well end up saving your smile and the rest of your body thanks to periodontal disease treatment in Willowbrook, IL.

Why Choose Song Dental for Periodontal Disease Treatment?

  • Dental Office That Utilizes the Latest Technology
  • Dentist with Calm, Attentive Approach
  • Philosophy of Compassionate Care

Scaling & Root Planing

Animated smile during scaling and root planing process

Treating gum disease means getting rid of the plaque and tartar that has accumulated in the gum pockets that have appeared in your mouth. To do this, scaling is performed with a special instrument that scrapes away the harmful substances clinging to the roots of the teeth and the gums. We’ll then move on to root planing and smooth out any rough surfaces we find on the surface of the teeth. The gums will have an easier time reattaching themselves to smooth roots.

Laser Periodontal Therapy

Animated smile during laser periodontal therapy

Dental lasers allow us to remove infected gum tissue and kill oral bacteria in a painless, efficient manner. Our dental office uses a Gemini™ Diode Laser – the first dual-length soft tissue diode laser made available in the United States. It is incredibly easy to control and allows for smoother cutting of the tissue in much less time. And since it seals any exposed blood vessels automatically, you will experience much less bleeding during the recovery process.

Arestin Antibiotic Therapy

Animated smile during Arestin antibiotic therapy

Scaling and root planing will remove much of the bacteria contributing to gum disease, but some harmful organisms could still be hiding at the very bottom of your periodontal pockets. Arestin is a special antibiotic powder that is placed in your gum pockets to continue fighting the infection for at least two weeks. Studies have shown that using Arestin in conjunction with scaling and root planing is extremely effective for reducing periodontal pocket sizes.