Why Choose Us - Perio Medicine & Surgical Specialists

Sustainable Oral Health for a Lifetime

We Treat the Whole Patient

Oral health issues rarely stand alone. Oral diseases have been consistently and repeatedly associated with other systemic issues: diabetes, stroke, adverse birth outcomes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory diseases, arthritis, immune disorders, and other inflammatory diseases. At Periodontal Medicine & Surgical Specialists, our periodontists in Chicago, Oak Brook, and Park Ridge, IL take a holistic approach to oral health care. We understand that you can’t treat just a tooth or gum disease alone. The goal of treatment is health, comfort, and improved quality of life for the whole patient.

Our approach is to take a “big picture” view of our patients and evaluate the goals, needs, limitations, and desires of each individual. We can then construct a treatment plan as a team that best fits each unique patient. Whether it is comprehensive or limited, complex or straight-forward, your plan is personalized for you.

By being comprehensive up front, we can lower the risk of problems from recurring. By working closely with your dentist and other dental providers, our team of accomplished, board-certified periodontists and surgical specialists can help you achieve a lifetime of optimal oral and overall health.

These are just a few of the many advantages of choosing our practice:

Elevating Periodontology One Patient at a Time

When we say that we want a truly interdisciplinary team approach, we are not just talking about other dental practitioners. We believe one of the most important people in that process is you. Unlike many periodontists in Chicago, Oak Brook, and Park Ridge, IL, we run a relationship-based practice.

Our goal is to build a bond with you. We feel that by educating you on your condition and treatment options you will be in the best position to make informed decisions on your own care.

If you’re in pain, embarrassed about your teeth, or are unable to talk or eat properly, then we are here support your journey to health. We can provide a predictable pathway to help you get from where you are to where you want to be, but is a team effort the whole way. Long-term success is a combination of clinical expertise and good daily dental hygiene, dietary, and lifestyle habits.

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A Practice Built on the Four P’s

Periodontal Medicine & Surgical Specialists has a four-pronged perspective on care that guides us every day: Everything we do must be personalized, preventative, predictable, and proven. We look at each patient as unique, with needs that aren’t the same as anyone else’s. You deserve individualized care, and that’s exactly what we deliver. To us, care doesn’t mean reacting to symptoms, it means providing comprehensive preventive care that identifies and eliminates the cause of the problem with predictable, proven results. Our periodontists are eager to show you the benefits of our dental philosophy.

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Come discover our patient-centered approach!