Periodontal Disease

Proper Treatments for Periodontal Disease

Protect Your Teeth From Periodontal Disease

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 

  • Smoking
  • Hormonal changes in girls/women
  • Diabetes
  • Other illnesses and their treatment
  • Medication
  • Genetic susceptibility
Periodontal disease

Symptoms of Gum Diseases

  • Bad breath
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Trouble in chewing
  • Loose and/or sensitive teeth
  • Receding gums or longer appearing teeth
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Call 217-875-5020 for an appointment.

Why Choose Gaitros Dental?

  • Full-service dental center
  • Most insurance accepted
  • Accepting new patients
  • Payment plans available
  • Walk-ins welcome
  • 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.
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