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Periodontics in Belleville, IL

A periodontal dentist is an expert in diagnosing and treating gum disease. There are habits that will prevent gum problems and treatment options that can fix existing issues. Our experienced and qualified periodontics dentist will relieve your dental issues in our comfortable dental office. We provide compassionate and customized treatment options that aim to stop the loss of teeth caused by deteriorating gums.

What Are Periodontics?

Periodontics is a form on dental treatment that focuses on the health of the gums and areas that support the teeth. Once our dental team has assessed the health of your teeth and gums, we will design a plan that treats your gum issues and prevents further dental problems. You may be at risk for contracting periodontal disease if you:

  • Smoke: Causes gum disease and limits the success or treatment.
  • Have Diabetes: Make patients more susceptible to any infection, including gum problems.
  • Are Hormonally Imbalanced: Typically only in females, hormonal changes make the gums sensitive and more likely to develop gingivitis.
  • On Medications: Certain medicine can impact the amount of saliva in the mouth, which causes gum infections.

Do You Need Periodontitis Treatment?

Patients need to stay on high alert when it comes to their oral health. When in doubt, it is advisable to schedule an appointment with a periodontics dentist. Some of the signs of gum disease are:

  • Bleeding Gums
  • Swollen or Red Gums
  • Problems Chewing or Favoring One Side of Your Mouth
  • Loose or Sensitive Teeth
  • Gums Not Covering Teeth
  • Sensitive to Hot / Cold Food and Drinks
  • Bad Breath Even After Brushing
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Periodontal Disease Treatment

There are surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for patients with periodontal disease. Your treatment will depend on many factors such as your exact condition, age, and the stage of your gum disease. Our periodontist will consult with you and help you understand every treatment option available.. From professional dental cleaning to tissue regeneration, periodontal treatment can make a huge difference in the health of your teeth for years to come.

Experienced Periodontics Dentist

If you need periodontal disease treatment, our experienced and compassionate dental office will customize a treatment plan for your concerns. Regularly schedule dental care in addition to periodontal checkups will help to keep your teeth healthy for the rest of your life. When you visit our office, you are getting comprehensive treatment for your teeth and gums. Let our team evaluate your oral health and offer treatment options which fit your conditions.

Schedule a Periodontal Evaluation Today

To prevent further issues and handle any dental concerns, schedule an appointment for a periodontal evaluation with our dentist today. Our office is committed to helping find healing solutions for our patients no matter what their dental conditions and gum issues may be.

Make an appointment with either Dr. Kirk Quigless or Dr. Jon Sones in Belleville for periodontal treatment. We serve for patients in the surrounding areas of Swansea, Fairview Heights, Edwardsville, Collinsville, Saint Claire, Madison County, Cahokia, Granite City, Shiloh, Dupo, Scott Air Force Base, O'Fallon and Alton, Illinois.

The Missouri Dental Board and the ADA do not recognize the treatment of TMJ (neuromuscular dentistry) or cosmetic dentistry as a specialty. Further, the ADA does not require any additional training of dentists who perform or advertise these procedures. Dr. Quigless practices general dentistry in St. Louis, Missouri but he has many continuing education hours in cosmetic and TMJ therapy procedures at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Education.