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What is Perio Therapy and What Does It Mean for You?

You may have heard the terms “periodontics” or “perio therapy” mentioned at Dr. Lodding’s office, but what exactly do those terms mean?

Periodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with the structures surrounding and supporting the teeth, including your gums. Perio therapy is the treatment and healing of those structures.

Do you experience canker sores? They’re a common issue for many patients, and perio therapy is the perfect solution for relieving and preventing them!

Dr. Lodding offers the best periodontics in Elgin!

How Does Perio Therapy Work?

At Smile for Life Dental, we offer a range of perio therapy treatment options to treat any issues you may be having. All of these options are virtually painless, quick-healing, and fast-acting.

Often the best solution for perio therapy is laser gum treatment. This may sound daunting at first, but it’s actually a popular, quick, and painless treatment our patients love.

Laser treatment can help gums in numerous ways, including:

  • Decontaminating gums from bacteria
  • Recontouring soft tissue
  • Regenerating tissue and bone
  • Relieving and preventing canker sores and cold sores.

Why Should You Have Perio Therapy Done?

First of all, healthy gums contribute to better overall health! It’s true. Ridding your mouth of harmful bacteria can prevent bone loss, gum disease, and heart disease that oral bacteria are known to contribute to. We also offer oral DNA testing to see if you are at risk for any of the 11 oral bacteria known to contribute to these issues.

Remember, laser therapy is painless! You will hardly be able to tell Dr. Lodding is working at all as you relax in our plush, comfortable chairs, listening to soothing music.

You know you will always be taken care of at Smile for Life Dental. We strive to make you as comfortable as possible every time you come in.

Here’s what one of our patients said about his experiences with us:


Now that you know your perio health is far more important than you may have previously thought. Why not put your perio health at the forefront of your priorities?

Dr. Lodding is an expert of periodontics in Elgin, and he can treat any gum issues you may be having, including canker sores.

Contact Smile for Life Dental today to take care of any gum issues you may be having or prevent them before they occur!