Tooth loss is, unfortunately, common for adults in today’s world. The fact that improvements have been made, and people are keeping their teeth longer today than in previous years, is still offset by the fact that our teeth are designed to last us a lifetime. A key to avoiding uncomfortable and costly dental problems is an effective oral health routine that includes daily hygiene as well as professional care. Maintaining these two elements within your regimen gives your teeth the best chance at survival in a world of bacteria.
Gum disease is essentially an infection in the tissue that supports teeth. When not treated, this infectious process spreads into the teeth, roots, and bone structure of the mouth, and then into the entire body. Dr. Milligan has extensive experience treating gum disease and, as a founding member of the American Academy for Oral-Systemic Health, collaborates with physicians to decrease the instances and effects of this common condition. At Eastland Dental Center, we take a proactive approach to gum disease, a leading cause of tooth loss today, using Perio Protect as one tool in our comprehensive arsenal.
Perio Protect is a system of treating gum disease in which a custom-made tray is designed in our office near Normal, IL. At home, trays are filled with medication formulated for the destruction of harmful oral bacteria and, thus, the decrease of their effect on the gums and body.
This precise application of antibiotic medication directly into infected gum tissue is a highly effective way to address gum disease comfortably and conveniently. Proper use of the Perio Protect system can greatly improve comfort, and decrease the chance that complex procedures may be needed in the future.
Eastland Dental Center is known for providing some of the best dental care in the Bloomington area. If you are ready to experience a high standard of dental care that keeps your comfort and health in central focus, we invite you to contact our office today for your consultation with our caring, experienced dental team. Through individualized care, we will help you prevent and manage dental issues such as gum disease so you can feel great about your smile.
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Dr. Mike completed his doctor of dental medicine degree from Southern Illinois University in 1978. Dr. Marisa completed her doctor of dental medicine degree from Midwestern University in 2015. Both doctors have logged hundreds of hours of continuing education to stay on top of the latest technologies in dentistry as well as the most current research on the oral-systemic, mouth-body connection to benefit their patients. Dr. Mike and Dr. Marisa are active members and in excellent standing with the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, McLean County Dental Association, American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, and numerous other societies.
Both doctors are avid golfers and have won several national golf tournaments over the years. They are the only father-daughter team in the state to have won the Illinois State Amateur Golf Championship. Dr. Mike in 1974 and Dr. Marisa in 2005.