Periodontics is the branch of dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis and treatments of diseases and other conditions that affect the gums or other mouth tissue. These diseases can be extremely harmful if not treated promptly. At Northwestern Dental Group, we offer various services and treatments to help you prevent and treat these conditions including:
To learn more about periodontics in Vernon Hills, Illinois, call us today!
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is caused by a build-up of bacteria found in plaque on your teeth. Periodontal disease is a common condition that our excellent dentists diagnose and treat. When plaque builds up on your teeth, it may cause your gums to become inflamed and irritated.
If your gums are tender, bleeding, swollen, or red, you may be in the early stage of periodontal disease. The early stage of periodontal disease is called gingivitis. Gingivitis can be treated with professional cleanings at our office and good oral care at home. If gingivitis is not treated quickly and in the early stages, it may continue to develop into periodontal disease. If the disease progresses, it may lead to gum recession, and possibly gum and tooth loss. Periodontal disease requires much more extensive treatment, usually in our office.
Our dentists are pleased to provide high quality gum disease treatments to ensure you and your family are in good oral health. If you have any questions or if you would like to make an appointment, call our office at 847-371-3341 today!