Gum Disease Treatment – Mount Prospect, IL

Improving Gum Health with Thorough Cleanings

Gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, is a common oral condition that is estimated to impact one out of every two adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology & Dental Implants, as well as a periodontal specialist, Dr. Khan is able to provide top-tier dental cleanings to preserve your natural smile and stop symptoms of gum disease in their tracks. Call us today if you suspect you could benefit from gum disease treatment in Mount Prospect.

Why Choose Epic Periodontics & Implant Center for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • Periodontist with Over a Decade of Experience
  • In-House Membership Plan Available
  • Ethical, Compassionate & Warm Specialized Care

Periodontal Cleanings

For our patients who have received advanced periodontal procedures, we offer follow-up gum cleanings to ensure that no infection-causing bacteria are left behind to negatively impact your oral health. This involves routine cleanings from our general dentist every three to four months, as well as more thorough gum and implant-focused cleanings from Dr. Khan. With this type of detail-oriented care, we’re able to preserve the health of the foundation of your smile so you can enjoy it for a lifetime.

Scaling & Root Planing

Animated dental tool cleaning the teeth during scaling and root planing

Countless patients visit Dr. Khan due to the damaging effects that gum disease has had on their smile. To help combat these symptoms, she offers thorough deep dental cleanings, also referred to as scaling and root planing. This two-step process typically takes place over the course of two appointments. First, Dr. Khan will conduct an in-depth removal of all plaque and tartar from the surface of the teeth to minimize bacteria presence within the mouth. Second, she’ll clear the roots of the teeth of any hardened bacteria deposits to allow the gums to healthily reattach to them.

Antibiotic Therapy

Medical professional drawing syringe with clear liquid

For our patients who are suffering from more advanced signs of gum disease, we may recommend antibiotic therapy in conjunction with a deep cleaning. In the form of either oral prescription or a topical gel, we’ll prescribe antibiotics to help fight off harmful bacteria leading to inflammation, redness, and gum recession. It’s crucial to complete the process as instructed to ensure it’s effective and prevent bacteria from re-colonizing the mouth.

Laser Periodontal Therapy

Animated dental laser treating diseased gums

At Epic Periodontics & Implant Center, we use the latest technology to offer patients the best possible results, like our soft tissue dental laser. Laser periodontal therapy is offered in combination with scaling and root planing to remove inflamed and severely damaged gum tissue from around teeth, leaving only healthy tissue behind. This also gives Dr. Khan better access to the roots of teeth, allowing her to more thoroughly clear any hardened pockets of bacteria below the gumline that might attract more bacteria to accumulate in the future.