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Monday 8:00 AM5:00 PM
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Wednesday 3:00 PM8:00 PM
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Periodontal Care Mchenry, Crystal Lake

Periodontics McHenry

The supporting structure of the teeth plays a key role of providing stability and protecting teeth from infection. Medically termed as periodontium, the supporting structure comprises of the alveolar bone, the gums, the cementum and the periodontal ligament. In the supporting structure the gums are highly prone to infection. Gum diseases can gradually deteriorate oral health and can lead to teeth loss. Bleeding and swelling of gums are some of the common indicators of gum diseases. At our dental office, our dentist performs diagnosis and treats periodontal diseases to ensure that gums are in good shape. Through our periodontal treatment in McHenry, we have successfully crafted healthy smiles in many of our patients in the city. We also have patients who visit us from Crystal Lake and surrounding communities.

Gum diseases – What really happens?

Plaque is a biofilm of bacteria which forms over teeth surface. When plaque accumulates over the surface of the teeth, around the gums, the bacteria start to irritate the soft tissues. This is the beginning of infection. The gums may become soft and the patient may notice bleeding when brushing teeth. This stage of inflammation is medically termed as gingivitis. If left untreated, the problem may advance to become periodontitis.

In the second stage of infection, the bacteria make their way through gums, separating the sealed soft tissues from the teeth to form pockets. This stage is called the periodontitis. If not treated in time, the bacteria can advance deeper and infect the bone and root of tooth. There are chances of infection spreading to other parts of the body as well.

Periodontal disease treatment

The diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease requires knowledge, experience and skills. Our dentist will firstly makes a note of the symptoms and uses a periodontal probe to check the status of gums. The probe is an instrument used to measure the space between the teeth and soft gum tissues. Based on the findings from the examination a treatment plan is set and the process is communicated to the patient.

Scaling and root planing is among the procedures followed to treat gum diseases. The process involves removal of hardened tarter from the teeth surface above and below the gum-line. The dentist performs the procedure with the aid of local anesthesia. Two to three visits may sometimes be recommended to clear tarter. Since the disease is not cured but kept under control, follow up visits play a crucial role in the success of treatment.


Periodontal disease is a type of the gum disease and exposing the root of teeth, it slowly destroys supporting structures of teeth. There are different types of gum disease, so each disease requires special care and treatment. The goal is to fix the gums and that is causing various oral health problems.

Below there are few signs to identify the periodontal disease, such are:

  • Infections in gums and teeth
  • Formation of plaque
  • Improper brushing and flossing
  • Red swollen gums and jaw pain
  • Gums are receding and exposing roots of teeth.
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Persistent bad breath in your mouth
  • Bleeding gums and dental decay
  • Changes teeth structure and difficult to eat

If you feel any signs of periodontal disease, then it is time to visit a periodontist. Our periodontist Dr. Hasken in Mchenry IL and Crystal Lake IL will help you to solve the problems in early stages and make your teeth healthy. Call now 815-385-0777 or make an appointment with us.

There are major benefits of periodontal treatment:

  • Deeply cleans your teeth to break tartar or plaque and restores healthy teeth
  • It prevents from further dental disease
  • Helps to restore natural healthy teeth and promotes bone growth
  • It will rid of yellowish and stains stuck on teeth
  • Prevents bad breath
  • Increases self-confidence
  • Improves positive appearance of teeth
  • Restores functions of teeth properly
  • Restores gum tissue without affecting teeth
  • Disappearance of sensitivity

It is difficult to estimate the cost of periodontal treatment; it depends on the condition of your teeth, gums and treatment like oral surgery, root canal treatment, wisdom teeth removal etc. If the periodontal disease is detected and solved in earlier stages then the cost is very less otherwise the cost increases in further delay.

Some of the major periodontal problems of receding gums and exposed tooth are:

  • It can lead to tooth loss
  • Plaque increase growth of bacteria and produces toxic acid which will irritate the gums and teeth.
  • Increases tooth sensitivity for hot and cold food.

If the receding gums are very serious then it requires tissue grafting to prevent further bone loss. Call our periodontist Dr. Hasken in Mchenry IL and Crystal Lake IL and make an appointment.

Here are the few signs of periodontal disease that candidate requires periodontal treatment are:

  • Bone loss in jawbone and around the teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Exposed teeth root
  • Losing teeth frequently
  • Gum tissue loss
  • Red, swollen and bleeding gums
  • Damaged periodontal structure
  • And much more

Initial stages of the periodontal disease can be treated easily and reduces cost. If periodontal treatment is delayed then it may lead to serious oral health problems.

The treatment involves various periodontal surgeries depending upon the situation:

Professional dental cleaning - Professional dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar on teeth.

Scaling and root planning - Deeply removing plaque and tartar below the gum line using local anesthesia, thus by providing a clean surface on the gum tissue.

Restoring Gum Tissue - In this process gums are lifted back and prevent bacteria grow around the teeth, thus by reducing gum receding around the teeth.

Bone Grafting - Bone grafting helps regrowth of bone and stabilizes the teeth structure. It is only required for a severe bone loss around the teeth due to periodontal gum disease.

For information about the periodontal treatment process, call Dr. Hasken 815-385-0777 or visit directly to our office at MChenry IL, Crystal Lake IL.

Progression of Gum Disease

Perio-Probing, Regenerative Procedures & Sinus Grafting