Periodontal Disease Therapy

Oakbrook Terrace, IL Dentist

Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss and is one of the most common conditions in our population. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics and poor oral hygiene. Also, people who smoke and chew tobacco, have uneven teeth, and don’t have a set routine for professional teeth cleaning, are prone to periodontal disease.

When the bacteria start to collect in your mouth, they can create a sticky, colorless substance known as “plaque.” Plaque builds up and sticks to your teeth. If it is not removed during brushing or flossing, the particle can harden and turn into tarter. Over time, plaque and tarter become more difficult to remove at home so a professional cleaning with Dr. Garrett Berley’s team is important for maintaining your oral health and preventing decay and periodontal disease. The longer the plaque and tartar remain on the teeth, the more harm they cause. Tartar builds up around the gumline and creates pockets between the soft tissue and the teeth. Eventually teeth become loose and fall out.

Signs of Gum Disease
There are a number of symptoms that indicate that you may be suffering from gum disease. Consider visiting a dentist if you have:

• Sore, inflamed or receding gums
• Bleeding while brushing or flossing
• Loose teeth
• Presence of bad breath
• Pockets between the gums and tooth

Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease treatment is important to your overall oral health. Without proper treatment, your condition can worsen and lead to other dental problems as well as medical issues. Studies have shown that gum disease is linked to heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and even premature birth.

If you experience any symptoms, please contact our dental office in Oakbrook Terrace for an appointment. We want to ensure that your gum disease treatment goes as smooth as possible.