Periodontal disease attacks the gums and the bone around the teeth. Plaque is a sticky deposit on the teeth in which bacteria multiply and, if gone unattended, transforms into calculus (tartar). They progressively destroy the bone and gums in the mouth.
If gums are swollen, red, and bleeding, it may be a sign of periodontal disease. A regular full tooth cleaning is the best preventative measure for this disease.
To get your periodontal disease treated or to get preventative treatments for it, get in touch with the qualified staff at Gaitros Dental.
Risk Factors in Periodontal Diseases
Hormonal changes in girls/women
Other illnesses and their treatment
Symptoms of Gum Diseases
Red or swollen gums
Trouble in chewing
Loose and/or sensitive teeth
Receding gums or longer appearing teeth
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Why Choose Gaitros Dental?
Full-service dental center
Most insurance accepted
Accepting new patients
Payment plans available
Emergency care available
Periodontal disease is a serious gum infection that damages gums and can deteriorate the jawbone. It affects more than 3 million US citizens each year.
About Gaitros Dental
Gaitros Dental is a full-service dental center providing quality dental services to both adults and children. We have over 25 years of experience.
Gaitros Dental is a member of the Illinois Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, American Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry.