Periodontal Disease Treatment & Prevention in Niles, IL
Gum disease is surprisingly common. 80% of adults suffer some form of periodontal disease and few know that they have it.
Peridontal disease weakens the soft tissue that surrounds the teeth. Dental plaque contains bacteria that, if not removed, can build up on the teeth’s surface and lead to chronic infection. This tartar development can gravely weaken the bone and gums that support the teeth if routine dental cleaning is not handled. Gums that are red, puffy, inflamed, or bleeding are signs of gingivitis, the mildest form of gum disease. Currently, peridontal disease can only be treated and reversed with better attention and care. As the condition progresses to peridontis, the bone and connective tissue supporting the teeth get weaker. Loss of teeth could be the outcome. In actuality, it is the main reason for tooth loss in adults in the United States.
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
Diabetes, bacterial pneumonia, cardiovascular disease, heart attack, and stroke are all risks associated with peridontal disease. Smoking increases the risk of periodontal disease and exacerbates its symptoms in individuals who already have it. Patients with gum disease can benefit from periodontal therapy. Continual care may be necessary depending on the severity of each patient’s ailment and the type of treatment required. If you experience any of these symptoms, schedule a visit with our office as soon as you can.
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