Periodontal Care

Periodontal Care

As an adult, the threat of gum disease (periodontal disease) is a real and potentially dangerous condition. Gum disease is particularly dangerous because the progression of the disease is often painless, going undetected until it creates serious problems. Genetics play a small role in the development of periodontal disease, however, gum disease is most often directly related to how well people care for their teeth and gums.

The Stages of Gum Disease
Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums and the supporting bone. It is caused by the build up of plaque on and around the teeth. When plaque remains on a tooth surface for an extended period of time, the plaque calcifies into tartar (calculus). Plaque and calculus contain micro-organisms that release toxins causing the first stage of gum disease, known as gingivitis. Gingivitis is characterized by swelling, inflammation, and bleeding of the gums. If gingivitis is left untreated, it can progress and can become a more advanced stage of gum disease (referred to as periodontitis). With periodontitis, the disease process causes bone to resorb. When teeth lose their bone support they begin to have mobility. Eventually, as bone loss becomes more severe, teeth may need to be extracted.

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We are a dental team strongly committed to our patients. At our practice you will find genuine, comprehensive care. We respect your time; your appointments will begin on time. Together we will work to address your oral health needs. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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Mailing Address:
411 Linden Ave,
Wilmette, IL 60091

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411 Linden Ave,

Wilmette, IL 60091

Email. smilin@smilindental.com