What is gum disease (periodontal disease)?
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a condition that begins with your gums but can affect your entire mouth and even your overall health. The condition begins when bacteria in plaque irritate and infect the gum tissue. If periodontal disease is allowed to develop untreated, it can lead to bone loss, tooth loss, and a receding gum line. In addition, untreated gum disease has been linked to diabetes, stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure, and other serious health problems.
How do you treat gum disease (periodontal disease)?
If you suffer from gum disease, it is important that you receive proper care. We provide gum treatment in Morton Grove, Illinois to restore the health of your smile and help you prevent the serious effects of periodontal disease.
What is gum treatment (periodontal treatment)?
Our knowledgeable dentist, Dr. Dolnick, provides high-quality periodontal care to halt the progress of gum disease and improve the health of your smile. Your treatment may involve deep cleanings called scaling and root planing. These deep cleanings help to restore your oral health by removing bacteria, plaque, and tartar from the teeth. We may also recommend other types of treatment if the condition is more serious. For more information on periodontal care and how we can care for your smile, please call or visit us today. We are committed to helping you improve your oral health!