Gum Disease Treatment in South Holland

Early treatment is the best way of preventing gingivitis from becoming an even bigger issue. Contact Dental Care 4U in South Holland, IL for a dentist who can diagnose and effectively treat gum disease.

Dental Care 4U is proud to be your dentist and provide the high-quality periodontal care that you deserve.

Periodontitis, or gum disease, begins as gingivitis. Gingivitis occurs when plaque and bacteria build up in your mouth. At this stage, the gums become inflamed and will often bleed during regular toothbrushing. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to gum disease. The gums will begin to pull away from the teeth and form pockets. Unwanted bacteria grows in these pockets between your gum and teeth and causes infections that can spread.

What are symptoms of gum disease?

The earliest symptom is bleeding gums when you brush or floss. It’s best to seek treatment as soon as possible. How can I prevent gum disease? Everyone knows that good oral care starts with flossing, brushing and rinsing. But did you know that drinking a lot of water helps, too? Sugary drinks can feed the bacteria in your mouth. Not only does water have no sugar, but it also helps to wash away bacteria.

Can gum disease be cured?

Yes. The earlier we catch the signs of gum disease, the more likely you are to have a quick recovery. More severe case require additional treatments that may include extractions, bone grafting or root canal work.

Good oral hygiene is critical to preventing gum disease. A professional cleaning goes further by scraping the plaque from your teeth. To treat gum disease, you will have to receive periodontal treatment to clear out the infection and restore your damaged tissue


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Periodontal treatments we provide include:

Scaling and Root Planning: Scaling is a deep cleaning under the gums. Root planning smooths out the root leaving it smoother which helps to prevent future build ups.

Gingivectomy: When gum disease is left untreated, empty space form between the teeth and gums. These pockets can harbor bacteria and lead to great damage. To repair the pockets, your periodontist will pull back the gums to thoroughly remove the plaque and to allow the gum tissue to regrow.

Dental Crown Lengthening: When you have gum disease, your gums may look puffy and feel tender. We can treat this by removing some of the excess gum tissue. The procedure reveals more of the tooth and gives the appearance of longer teeth.

More than 46% of adults in America are likely to have some level of gum disease. If caught early, your periodontist can prevent the gingivitis from progressing.

Bringing compassionate dental care to the following cities:

South Holland IL, Dolton IL, Thornton IL, Calumet City IL, Lansing IL, Riverdale IL, Glenwood IL, Harvey IL, Homewood IL, Blue Island IL, Lynwood IL, Oak Forest IL, Burnham IL, Hazel Crest IL, East Hazel Crest IL, Chicago Heights IL, Munster IN, Highland IN, Griffith IN, and Hammond IN.

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16270 Prince Dr.
South Holland, IL 60473

Open Hours

Monday: 10AM–4PM
Tuesday: 9AM–6PM
Wednesday: 9AM–6PM
Thursday: 9AM–6PM
Friday: 10AM–4PM
Saturday: 9AM–1PM
Sunday: Closed