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Periodontal Disease

For the good of your health: Periodontal disease treatment in Carol Stream, IL

Did you know most adult tooth loss can be attributed to periodontal disease? Are you also aware that healthy gums are a vital element of overall wellness? It is why Dr. Evelyn and Dr. Britly at Park Dental Care in CarolStream, IL take their role in gum disease treatment so seriously.

Much more than bleeding gums

Gum infection is insidious. It often develops gradually, but you may notice:

  • Swollen gums
  • Blotchy discoloration of gum tissue
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Odd taste in the mouth
  • “Pink in the sink” when you brush teeth

However, there is usually little or no discomfort in the early stages, so it is easy to ignore. Please don’t.

Without treatment, gingivitis becomes full-blown periodontitis. As gums lose their seal to teeth and recede, harmful oral pathogens push deeper, deteriorating connective tissue and bone that hold teeth in place. Teeth loosen and fall out or require extraction.

Meanwhile, bacteria responsible for gum disease enter the bloodstream, and are ingested or inhaled. They are linked to increased risk of premature births, diabetes, cardiovascular disease/heart attack/stroke, respiratory ailments, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and other systemic conditions.

While there is no true periodontal disease cure, we can help you get the condition under control and manage it effectively for the best possible oral health that contributes to a well body.

Why choose periodontal disease treatment in Carol Stream, IL?

You may have heard horror stories about gum disease treatment. It doesn’t have to be that way. At Park Dental Care, we start with the least invasive technique that gets results. In most cases, invasive flap surgery and removal of diseased tissue can be avoided with some planning and persistence.

Usually, this starts with regular hygiene cleaning. Then, deep cleaning removes hardened tartar below the gum line. Plaque is removed from root surfaces, and pockets are sanitized. A topical antibiotic may be applied, or oral medication prescribed. You receive instructions for nutrition and home care, including special toothpaste and mouth rinse. This technique is repeated every few months to monitor the condition of gums, with adjustments as needed. We want to help you keep your natural teeth for life. Call 630-556-8880 to get started on periodontal disease treatment at Park Dental Care in Carol Stream, IL.

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