Oral hygiene is an important factor in maintaining healthy teeth, so if you are seeking treatment of gum disease in Chicago, contact cosmetic dentist Benjamin S. Fiss, D.D.S. He can address your concerns to help you achieve the healthy gums that are necessary in retaining strong teeth and ensuring a fresh and clean mouth!
Treatment of Gum Disease
There are two different ways that gum disease can be treated by Dr. Fiss. The forms of treatment include:
You may be surprised to learn that many patients have a form of gum disease. This common disease is known as gingivitis and can be easily treated with regular office visits and cleanings.
When cleanings can’t get the job done, further action is necessary. For patients with bleeding, tender, and puffy gums, an instrument will be inserted below the tissue to scrape the tooth surface and the pocket lining. Only healthy tissue will be left behind.
If your gums are deeper than 6 mm and don’t respond to non-surgical treatment, surgical treatment might be necessary. If this is the case, Dr. Fiss will refer you to a gum disease specialist.
Ensuring Dental Health
For long-lasting results, it is important to adhere to the guidelines that Dr. Fiss requires. Dietary restrictions, special oral rinses, and home care are important routines to follow.
It is also a good idea to meet with Dr. Fiss about four times throughout the year for cleaning and exams to monitor the health of your gums.
To schedule an appointment for treatment of gum disease in Chicago, e-mail the office or call us at (312) 951-5230.Read More