Periodontics

Family Dentist in Hoffman Estates

Periodontics involves the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease. Our team has the expertise and experience to help you keep your teeth, gums, and jaw healthy, functional, and beautiful.

You may need periodontal treatment for any of several reasons. Some of these include:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Bacterial infection in the gums
  • Bleeding, red, or swollen gums
  • Receding jawbone
  • Localized gum recession
  • Bacterial plaque and calculus (tartar) build-up
  • Loosening teeth
  • Excess gum tissue
  • Tooth root exposure
  • Tooth root damage
  • Badly fractured tooth

Whatever your periodontal need, our skilled team will provide you with excellent care and treatment to help restore your optimal oral health.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing play a valuable role in protecting against the advance of periodontal diseases. Our hygienists care for your teeth and gums as gently and effectively as possible when providing scaling and root planing in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Please contact Hoffman Estates Dental Professionals at 847-884-0120 and our team will help you find a convenient time to visit Drs. Hatakeyama, Petrilli, and Hatakeyama.

Scaling and root planing is one of the most common and effective treatments recommended for gum disease before it becomes severe. This is a deep cleaning treatment that includes two main steps:

  • Scaling: In scaling, we remove plaque and tartar (dental calculus) from the tooth surface.
  • Root Planing: This step involves cleaning the roots of the teeth, smoothing the root to remove bacterial toxins.

The goals of scaling and root planing are to remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar, and to halt the progress of the disease. While most scaling and root planing treatments can be completed comfortably without an anesthetic, our dentists can offer several anesthetic and other comfort options to make certain that you feel at ease during your treatment. The scaling and root planing treatment may be split up into several appointments, in which we treat one section of the mouth at each appointment.

Scaling and root planing may be combined with other types of periodontal therapy, such as antibiotic treatment. For most patients, scaling and root planing is enough to prevent periodontal disease from progressing further. For more information about the benefits of scaling and root planing, and to learn more about the other types of periodontal treatment we offer, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Arestin

With the periodontal antibiotic, Arestin®, you can fight gum disease in and out of the office. We want to keep you informed about the health of your gums and can answer all your questions concerning Arestin in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. If you would like to arrange a visit at Hoffman Estates Dental Professionals and have a consultation with Drs. Hatakeyama, Petrilli, and Hatakeyama, please contact us at 847-884-0120.

Arestin® (minocycline hydrochloride) is an antibiotic treatment for periodontal disease. Arestin comes in the form of a powder containing microspheres (particles smaller than grains of sand) filled with medication, and is placed inside infected periodontal pockets following a scaling and root planing procedure. These microspheres release the antibiotic gradually, actively fighting periodontal disease for 30 days in your mouth. Within 90 days of your treatment, it should produce significantly better results than a scaling and root planing treatment alone.

After you have received a periodontal treatment using Arestin, we recommend that you:

  • Avoid touching the treated areas of your gums for 1 week
  • Wait to floss or use toothpicks in the treated areas for 10 days
  • Avoid eating hard, crunchy, or sticky foods for 1 week following treatment.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Limit your smoking and use of other tobacco products, as this will hinder the healing process
  • Keep all your follow-up appointments to ensure that your gum disease remains under control

Arestin is most effective as part of a good oral hygiene routine. Continue to brush and floss regularly to keep your teeth and gums clean and control the harmful bacteria and plaque in your mouth.

For more information about Arestin, please contact our office today.

Osseous Surgery

A surgical procedure will only be recommended by Drs. Hatakeyama, Petrilli, and Hatakeyama if it is the most suitable course of treatment for the patient. We offer osseous surgery in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, to those who need treatment for advanced gum disease. You may learn more about this service when you visit with our dentists at Hoffman Estates Dental Professionals for your periodontal consultation. Please call 847-884-0120 and our team will help you to schedule your next appointment.

Osseous surgery is a procedure we may recommend to treat periodontal disease. As gum disease progresses, our team strives to reduce the depth of the “pockets” that form between the teeth and the gums. If deep cleanings and other periodontal treatments have not successfully reduced the pocket depth, our dentists may recommend osseous surgery. This procedure is designed to smooth and reshape bone that has been damaged by periodontal disease, as well as create a shallow pocket to make it more difficult for bacteria to survive.

During the osseous surgery procedure, we will numb the area and lift the gum tissue away from the teeth and underlying bone. We then thoroughly clean the root surface and smooth the root and the bone surrounding the root. The surface of the bone may have become uneven due to destruction caused by periodontitis, and smoothing and reshaping the bone creates a better surface for the repair and development of healthy tissue. After cleaning the tooth roots and reshaping the bone, our dentists will trim the gum tissue to match the new underlying structure, and then stitch it in place. In some cases, we may also suggest a bone graft or guided tissue regeneration membrane to supplement the tissue regeneration process.

We invite you to contact our office today to learn more about osseous surgery and how we can help you improve your oral health.

Bone Grafts

When bone density has been affected by gum disease, Drs. Hatakeyama, Petrilli, and Hatakeyama can provide bone grafting in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The procedure has many benefits, and our dentists will thoroughly explain what is involved in a bone graft. We hope to see you soon at Hoffman Estates Dental Professionals. Contact us at 847-884-0120 to learn more.

A bone graft is an oral surgery procedure that may be required if your jawbone is not dense or thick enough. During a bone graft, we will transplant a piece of bone from another area of your jaw or your body to your jawbone. While we typically see best results with bone taken from your own body, we can also utilize artificial bone material or bone fragments from a tissue bank if needed. Your jawbone then grows together with the grafted bone tissue, creating a stronger, more stable foundation.

You may need a bone graft if your bone density is insufficient to support a dental implant or another type of treatment. While bone grafts are most commonly needed for implant dentistry, they may also be required for certain types of periodontal therapy when bone has been lost due to gum disease. If your jawbone is not strong or thick enough to support a dental implant, our dentists may recommend a bone graft. After a tooth is lost or extracted, the jawbone begins to resorb, or deteriorate, at the site of the tooth extraction. This must be corrected before the dental implant is placed. To learn more about bone grafting and to discover whether dental implants and bone grafting are right for your smile, we invite you to call or visit us today. Our dentists and team are eager to care for your smile!

Sinus Lifts

If gum disease has affected the upper jaw bone or the bone needs to be augmented for implant placement, we may recommend a sinus lift. Your dental health can be improved with this procedure, and we invite you to speak with Drs. Hatakeyama, Petrilli, and Hatakeyama to learn if you may be a candidate. Please reach out to our office at 847-884-0120 to schedule your consultation for a sinus lift in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

A sinus lift, sometimes called a sinus augmentation, is a treatment that may be needed to add bone to the upper jaw in the area of the back teeth (molars and premolars) to enable successful implant placement. The maxillary sinuses are located above the upper jawbone on either side of your nose. When a tooth has been lost from the upper jaw, there may not be sufficient bone structure in the sinus region to place a dental implant. Tooth loss also leads to bone loss because the bone begins to be resorbed once the teeth have been lost or removed. If the teeth have been missing for a longer period of time, or if bone loss has occurred because of periodontal disease, this may further contribute to lack of bone for implant placement.

To supplement the bone structure and allow for the successful placement of a dental implant, our dentists may recommend a sinus lift. During this procedure, we gently lift the sinus membrane and push it up and away from the jaw. We then add bone-grafting material in the area where the sinus was to add to the bone structure.

We typically allow a healing period of 4-9 months after this procedure so the grafted material can mesh with the natural bone. The dental implant can then be placed to replace the missing tooth. For more information about whether a sinus lift is right for your oral health needs, we invite you to contact us today.