Boost Your Oral Health With Gum Disease Treatments
Healthy gums are essential to good oral and overall health. At Brighter Smile in Jefferson Park, Chicago, we know that doing everything you can to ensure that your gums remain healthy is key to keeping your smile healthy – for life! That's why we provide a variety of gum therapy treatments to both prevent and treat gingivitis, gum disease, and periodontitis.
What's the difference between gingivitis, gum disease, and periodontitis?
Gingivitis is an early-stage gum infection caused by plaque and tartar buildup on the teeth. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, occurs when gingivitis is left untreated and progresses to the point where it damages the underlying tissue of your gums and even your jawbone. Periodontitis, the most advanced form of gum disease, destroys the tissue and jawbone supporting your teeth.
At Brighter Smile, our experienced team uses a variety of treatments to keep gums healthy, including deep cleanings (scaling and root planning) and antibiotics. We also offer prescribed antimicrobial mouthwash. Sometimes an antibiotic is placed in gum pockets to treat mild periodontitis.
In more serious cases, gum surgery and bone grafts may be necessary. We'll work with you to determine the best possible treatment plan for your individual needs.
How do I know if I have any of these conditions?
If you experience any of the following symptoms, it's important to schedule an appointment with us right away.
Common signs of gum disease include:
- swollen or tender gums
- receding gums
- bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
- bad breath.
Do you suspect you're in need of gum therapy? Call our team today to arrange a thorough consultation!
Contact Brighter Smile About Gum Disease Treatments Today
- Prioritize the health of your teeth and gums
- Treat & prevent gum recession
- Eliminate bad breath
- Keep your smile healthy for life
- Optimize your oral and overall wellness!