33 W. Higgins Road
Suite 800
South Barrington, IL 60010
New Patients: (847) 979-5126
Existing Patients: (847) 428-4646

Periodontal Surgery

If you're diagnosed with periodontal disease, we may recommend periodontal surgery. Periodontal surgery is necessary when we determine that the tissue around your teeth is unhealthy and cannot be repaired with non-surgical treatment.

Pocket Depth Reduction

When supporting tissue and bone is destroyed, "pockets" form around the teeth.

Your bone and gum tissue should fit snugly around your teeth like a turtleneck around your neck. When you have periodontal disease, this supporting tissue and bone is destroyed, forming "pockets" around the teeth.

Over time, these pockets become deeper, providing a larger space for bacteria to live. As bacteria develop around the teeth, they can accumulate and advance under the gum tissue. These deep pockets collect even more bacteria, resulting in further bone and tissue loss. Eventually, if too much bone is lost, the teeth will need to be extracted.

Office Hours

9:00am - 5:00pm
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7:00am - 5:00pm
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8:00am - 1:00pm
South Barrington Dentist