Periodontal Dentistry in Wheaton, IL
Gum Care and Disease Prevention
Periodontal Dentistry is both preventative and restorative in nature. We want to help patients avoid experiencing periodontal disease. When people have periodontal disease there is an excessive amount of plaque and tartar, which have accumulated around the teeth, causing deterioration to the bones and gum. Look in the mirror — if you see yellow or brown deposits of tartar around the teeth at your gum line or if your teeth bleed when you brush or floss, you may have periodontal disease.
Your periodontal health is the pathway to the overall health of your body. At this time the inflammatory nature of periodontal disease has been linked with other diseases like Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and Heart Disease. Due to the fact the early stages of periodontal disease are usually painless, it can be difficult for you to detect. Some of the signs and symptoms of developing periodontal disease include:
- Red, swollen or bleeding gums
- Loose teeth
- Increased spaces between teeth
- Persistent bad breath
- Pus around the gums and teeth
- Receding gums around a tooth
- Tenderness and discomfort
To avoid the advancement of periodontal disease, patients should practice good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing), eat a balanced diet, and get regularly scheduled dental cleanings.
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