When people think of their dental health, they tend to think of their teeth and the cavities that can affect them. As common as cavities are, gum disease is just as much of a concern. Gum disease can lead to a great deal of damage and can cause a number of different dental concerns as well. With the help of our Winnetka dentist here at White Smiles Dental Group, you can receive comprehensive care, checkups and cleanings, as well as gum treatment options if you happen to have this disease.
Brushing your teeth that can help get rid of plaque, preventing cavities. But by brushing your teeth, it’s also important that your member to gently brush along the gumline to prevent gum disease as well. Gum disease can lead to extensive dental damage, including tooth loss, bone loss, and tissue loss. Early stages of gum disease can be mild, but it is still important that gum disease is treated as early on as possible. The early stage of gum disease is more commonly known by the phrase gingivitis. Gingivitis is characterized by red, swollen, tender, irritated, and sometimes bleeding gums. It’s important that you bring up the symptoms with your dentist and that you see our Winnetka dentist here at White Smiles Dental Group if you at all suspect that you may have gum disease. The sooner you get treatment, the better. Come disease can be treated with the use of professional cleanings, but more extensive forms of this disease may require more intensive gum work and treatments such as scaling and root planing, gum reattachment surgery and bone grafting.
To learn more about gum disease or to receive gum treatments if you have periodontal disease, please feel free to call our offices here at White Smiles Dental Group. We can make sure that you see our Winnetka dentist is soon as possible and get the care that you require.