Periodontal Cleaning

Dr. Ed Monroe is fully trained in various treatments of periodontal disease. Providing Illinois Valley patients with effective periodontal disease treatments to get healthier gums and smile.

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease isn’t something to laugh about and if not taken care of can lead to tooth loss and other health issues. If you’ve noticed bleeding gums, swollen gums, bad breath, tooth mobility or receding gum lines, then you might have periodontal disease.

Periodontal disease usually starts with the gums, but if it goes unchecked it can involve the roots and even the jaw bones. The tooth becomes loose and eventually can lead to decay and extraction. It’s the bacteria in dental plaque that causes periodontal disease. Many times the plaque not only resides on the surface of your teeth but can also be deposited beneath the gums. Periodontal disease has been linked to other health problems as well including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and respiratory disease.

A standard teeth cleaning may sound like a mundane thing, but it serves an important purpose. In addition to cleaning your teeth and giving your mouth that fresh feeling, it allows the dentist to see your teeth. There are many periodontal problems that people either don’t know about or ignore until it becomes an emergency. These problems only hasten with age. If a dentist can see your teeth and gums, then he can see all the problems as they form and have them corrected.

Normal Tooth vs. Periodontitis
Normal Tooth vs. Periodontitis

Best Dental Cleaning LaSalle, Ottawa, Spring Valley & Surrounding IL Valley Areas

a vasic
a vasic
22:58 11 Jan 23
My cousin Daniela works here and she referred me to come here on my school break. They got me in right away! My hygienist, Jen, did a great job! Very pleased with my visit here today! Would recommend to anyone looking for a Dentist or their regular cleanings!
Laura Michelini
Laura Michelini
14:18 25 Dec 22
First Class dental practice! Had an old silver filling that cracked a tooth. Dr. Pat and Dr. Li accommodated my schedule immediately on Monday morning, and completed a crown in the same day. Lifetime of smiles have all the latest dental technology and understand schedules and availability of patients. Totally recommend Lifetime of Smiles for all of your dental routine cleanings and all dental services!
Ben Sons
Ben Sons
20:23 07 Nov 22
Gina was extremely informative about the purpose of dental procedures. My cleaning with her was gentle and efficient. Best cleaning I’ve ever had.
Missy Irizarry
Missy Irizarry
22:23 20 Jul 22
Just took my son for his Kindergarten exam and cleaning. Super friendly,super fast,very little wait time. Plenty of things to keep him busy in waiting room. They are just super awesome all around 😎
Colleen Hoscheid
Colleen Hoscheid
15:58 15 Jun 22
I just started going to see Dr. Pat about a month ago and like most I am not a fan of the dentist but he has been great!! He explains what he is doing and has made sure that everything has been pain free. The way they run the office is amazing, so smooth, no long wait time and the girls in the front are beyond friendly. I also had a deep cleaning by Gina who was also amazing, very friendly, explains things well and they all make you feel so welcome.
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