Hygiene/Cleanings

You know that you need a dental cleaning on a regular basis. For some patients, that means every six months, and for some it means more frequent visits. If you have not had a cleaning in the last year, or if you’ve developed signs of gum disease, you may need more than a traditional cleaning. (Remember, gum disease can be present without symptoms.) During your examination, the dentist and dental hygienist will diagnose the type of cleaning necessary for you. They may suggest a deep cleaning if tarter has built up below your gum line and gum disease is present.

Periodontal Therapy:

As the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults, gum disease is no small matter. According to statistics, 80% of all adults over 35 years of age have some form of gum disease. Left untreated, it can lead to serious diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and even premature babies.

Proper restorative care of teeth cannot be performed on diseased gums, so we must restore your gum health before beginning dental work. Our office offers several periodontal therapy services, so you can keep your gums healthy.

These services include:

Charting and Diagnosis

Scaling and Root Planing – A conservative treatment, this procedure is also known as “deep cleaning”.

Non-Surgical Arestin Therapy – This antibiotic, administered directly into the infected pockets between your teeth, may be applied following scaling and root planing.

Periodontal Surgery – If pockets do not heal after scaling and root planing, periodontal surgery may be needed to reduce the pocket depth and make teeth easier to keep clean.

Our goal is to provide you with long-term dental care that will keep your mouth healthy for the rest of your life. Today, people are keeping their natural teeth longer than ever in history. We want you to be a part of this growing number by being cavity and gum disease free. A key to avoiding tooth loss is attending regular checkups and cleanings, brushing and flossing daily, and following through with dental treatment as recommended by your dentist and hygienist.

Take care of your smile, and it could last forever! Experience contemporary, customized patient care, it’s time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sokol at Village Green Dentistry. Our Lincolnshire dental office is conveniently located for patients who live in the Chicago North Shore suburbs of Lincolnshire, Lake Forest, Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, Libertyville, and surrounding areas.