Chicago Visits Lakefront Dental for Clean, Fresh, and Healthy Smiles
Teeth will accumulate plaque and tartar buildup and stain even with a patient's good oral hygiene practices. If bacterial deposits are not professionally removed on a regular basis, gingivitis and/or periodontal disease will develop and progress. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss, as well as other oral and overall health issues. We offer teeth cleanings for children and adults. We see a lot of children at our dental practice, and welcome families who are seeking general dentistry, regular checkups, and professional teeth cleanings.
If you are experiencing bad breath, swollen, tender, or bleeding gums, or teeth that feel loose, it's important to visit our Chicago dental practice quickly. With proper preventive care, including routine cleanings, Lakefront Dental can manage and sometimes reverse, gum disease.
If periodontal disease progresses, it can destroy supporting structures, including the tooth root, soft tissues, and jawbone. In some patients with advanced gum disease, a procedure called scaling and root planing may also be necessary. Commonly referred to as a deep cleaning, scaling and root planing allows Lakefront Dental to remove the damaging bacterial deposits, and leave a clean tooth and root surface. After a deep cleaning, patients can often maintain gum health through diligent brushing and flossing.
When you visit Lakefront Dental, we will evaluate the current health of your gums. We will discuss the treatment that will be necessary to promote the health of your gums and underlying bone support. If you're missing a tooth due to past gum disease, Lakefront Dental may talk with you about tooth replacement options, such as crowns and bridges, dental implants, or dentures, to complete your smile.