Have you decided that you want to become very serious about keeping your teeth clean and your gums healthy? If so, we can help you to consistently meet this goal at our dental practice, Old Orchard Dental. At our office we always stress the importance to patients of having periodic dental exams and teeth cleanings to make sure that their mouth, gums, and teeth stay healthy. If you would like to visit us at our Skokie dental office all you need to do is contact us for an appointment.
At our practice we are very happy to have several expert dentists on staff. Our dentists are: Dr. Dan Au; Dr. Atosa Sarrafi; Dr. Simona Katona; and Dr. Phimon Atsawasuwan, our excellent orthodontist. If you do not have healthy gums, you definitely cannot have healthy teeth. This is because if a patient develops gum disease their teeth may begin to loosen and even fall out. This is just one reason why you will want to make sure that you have healthy gums. Additionally, if you are experiencing infection due to gum disease, infection can spread to other parts of your mouth and even to other parts of your body. Gum disease has long been associated with serious medical health problems including high blood pressure. All of these reasons should contribute to you wanting to make sure that you have healthy gums. The best way to make sure that your gums stay healthy is by coming to our Skokie dental office for periodic dental cleanings and dental exams.
During both dental cleanings and dental exams your gums will be thoroughly evaluated to make sure that they have not developed gum disease. When you have gum disease deep pockets have formed between your teeth and gums. When you have gingivitis, a precursor to gum disease, our dentist will most likely recommend that you have several regular dental cleanings over the coming months to make sure that your gums once again return to excellent health. However, if it is noted that deep pockets have formed between your teeth and gums, you will most likely need to have a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment. This treatment is like a deep cleaning for the gums that will facilitate that all plaque, tartar, food debris and bacteria are being removed from the deep pockets. This should encourage the deep pockets to begin to heal and get your gums back on the road to good health. If you would like an appointment to see our dentist at our Skokie dental office, contact us today.