Periodontal Disease Treatment & Prevention in Gurnee, IL
Gum disease is surprisingly common. 80% of adults suffer some form of periodontal disease and few know that they have it.
The soft tissue that surrounds the teeth is compromised by peridontal disease. If left untreated, the bacetria in dental plaque can accumulate on the surface of the teeth and cause chronic infection. If routine dental cleaning is not addressed, this tartar buildup can seriously deteriorate the bone and gums that support the teeth. The mildest type of gum disease, gingivitis, is characterized by red, puffy, inflamed, or bleeding gums. With improved attention and care, peridontal illness can only be reversed at this point. The connective tissue and bone supporting the teeth get weaker as the disease develops to peridontis. The result could be tooth loss. In fact, its the most common cause of tooth loss in American adults.
This disease is preventable with proper daily oral hygeine and regular dental exams. Professional cleaning is recommended every six months.
Signs and symptoms of peridontal disease:
- Bad breath
- Swollen or tender gum tissue
- Receding gumlines
- Loose teeth
- New spacing or flaring of the teeth
Peridontal illness is a risk factor for heart attack and stroke as well as diabetes, bacterial pneumonia, and cardiovascular disease. Smoking raises the likelihood of developing periodontal disease and makes symptoms worse for those who already have it. Periodontal therapy has benefits for patients with gum disease. Depending on the severity of each patient’s disease, the sort of treatment required necessitates ongoing care. Make an appointment with us as soon as you can if you notice any of these symptoms.
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