Our dentists at Hoffman Estates Dental Professionals understand that your oral health consists of more than just healthy teeth. Your gums also play an important role, and we are here to help keep your gums healthy. If you are experiencing any signs of gum disease, Drs. Hatakeyama, Petrilli and Hatakeyama may recommend that you visit us for a periodontal cleaning in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. These cleanings remove bacteria from around the gum line to keep your gums, and your smile, healthy. Call us today at 847-884-0120 to learn more!

Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, is a common but serious condition that can affect both your oral and overall health. Gum disease can be a result of poor dental hygiene, genetics, hormonal changes in women, smoking and tobacco use, some medications and more. The early symptoms of gum disease include red and swollen gums that bleed easily, bad breath, and loose or sensitive teeth.

If left untreated, gum disease can cause your gums to recede and even result in bone and tooth loss. To prevent your condition from getting to this point, we offer periodontal cleanings. Commonly known as scaling and root planing, these cleanings involve gently and thoroughly removing plaque buildup from along and underneath the gum line. In some cases, these cleanings may also involve cleaning the roots of the teeth to prevent future infection.

It is important that you receive immediate care if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of periodontal disease. Doing so can help you avoid more serious and irreversible damage in the future, ultimately helping you maintain your smile’s natural appearance and health. If you would like to learn more about our periodontal cleanings, we invite you to contact our practice today. We are here to care for your smile.