Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, requires specialized attention to maintain optimal oral health. Our office is committed to providing a comprehensive overview of periodontal treatment, focusing on prevention, diagnosis and effective management of gum-related conditions.

Understanding Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease begins with gingivitis, characterized by inflamed gums and bleeding during brushing. If left untreated, it can progress to more severe stages, affecting the supporting structures of the teeth. Dr. Rebecca Hausten emphasizes the importance of early detection and intervention to prevent the progression of periodontal disease.


Personalized Periodontal Assessments

Our dentist and team conduct thorough periodontal assessments to determine the extent of gum disease and identify contributing factors. This may involve examining gum health, measuring pocket depths and utilizing diagnostic tools such as X-rays to assess bone health. These assessments enable the development of personalized treatment plans. 

Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapies

Non-surgical periodontal treatments are often the first line of defense against gum disease. Scaling and root planing, a meticulous cleaning of the tooth and root surfaces, help remove plaque and calculus, promoting healing and preventing further progression. We educate patients on proper oral hygiene practices to maintain gum health.


If you suspect or have been diagnosed with gum disease, schedule a consultation with us to learn more about periodontal treatment in Wheaton, Illinois. Contact our dental office today at 630-653-3440.

Nurture your gums for lasting oral health – Schedule with us today!