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Periodontics in Franklin Park, IL

Shining Smiles isn't only here to treat your teeth; your gums are every bit as important to us as well. Our periodontics dentist in Franklin Park, IL, handles prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease. Protecting your gums protects your teeth since gum disease leads to tooth loss, and an exam with us can tell you what sort of state they're in. We help you keep them a healthy pink for maximum health and comfort. Our general dentists have the skills and experience to perform work that a periodontist might do at their office.  In more extreme cases we could have to refer you out to a specialist. Often times though we can perform similar work a fraction of the cost that a specialist may charge. Schedule an exam with our general dentist to see if we can provide quality dental care at a more affordable rate.  

Since periodontal conditions vary greatly in their severity, there are a number of widely different treatments our gum disease dentist can prescribe. Issues in the gums are typically the result of the bacteria that hides in plaque, which infects and inflames the gum tissue and sends it receding from the teeth. You can prevent this simply by not smoking and keeping up those healthy habits at home like brushing and flossing. Some other helpful treatments may include:

  • Additional Cleanings
  • Enzyme Suppressants
  • Scaling and Root Planing/Deep Cleaning Under the Gums
  • Oral Antibiotics
  • Bone or Tissue Grafts
  • Improved Oral Hygiene at Home
  • Flap Surgeries
  • Prescription Mouthwash

The Importance of Top-Quality Periodontics

You may understand that regular dental work is essential for clean and healthy teeth, but likely haven't thought much about your gums. The fact is that the healthiest teeth in the world can quickly be lost if the gums surrounding them aren't healthy, too. Disease-ridden gums are painful, hazardous to your health, and certainly don't look appealing. We believe that a dentist office isn't complete without periodontal services, which is why we're prepared to offer them to all of our patients and include a gum checkup with each examination.

Though gum disease treatment is often necessary and extremely effective, prevention is always better. In addition to maintaining your normal oral health and your routine visits with us, you can also be proactive by monitoring for the signs. Some of these are:

  • Loose Teeth
  • Bleeding or Sensitive Gums
  • Receding Gums
  • Inflamed or Swollen Gums
  • Pain When Chewing
  • Constant Bad Breath

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Be at Ease With Our Gentle Gum Disease Dentist

No one ever has to be nervous when they choose our practice for their periodontal care because we're always careful and compassionate in our customized treatment. We make use of sedation dentistry where needed for a painless experience free of anxiety. Every treatment you need is administered with caution by a dentist who takes your comfort into account, so you can leave feeling like yourself again.


Contact us so that we can see to it that your gums are never neglected. Our office is open to families from Franklin Park, Northlake, Norridge, River Grove, and Stone Park, Illinois, and the surrounding communities.