Do your gums look red or puffy? Do you notice some pink in the sink when you brush your teeth? You’re not alone. Gum disease is a common condition that affects nearly half of all American adults at some point in their lives. For gum disease treatment, call your local Dental Town office. Our skilled dental team provides periodontal care to help you achieve total oral wellness!

What Is Periodontal Treatment?

Here at Dental Town, our experienced dentists offer periodontal services to treat issues with your gums and the tooth-supporting structures of your mouth. Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, is an infection in your gum tissues that attacks the structures in your mouth that support your teeth. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults and affects most Americans aged 30 and older. In most cases, gum disease occurs in two stages: the first stage, gingivitis, and the advanced stage, periodontitis.

Do I Have Gum Disease?

Gingivitis is usually a painless condition. Most patients don’t even realize anything is wrong at this stage. This is why it’s very important to maintain a regular checkup schedule so our team can monitor changes in your gum health. However, gingivitis does present some common symptoms that you should be aware of. You may have gingivitis if:

  • Your gums bleed when you brush or floss
  • You notice your gums are red, swollen, or puffy
  • Your gums are tender to the touch

If you think you may have gum disease, make an appointment with our office for an examination. Gum disease may appear to be a simple inconvenience, but if left untreated, it can advance into periodontitis. Untreated periodontitis can eventually cause tooth loss and serious damage to your jawbones and surrounding oral structures. Be sure to call our office right away if:

  • Your gum line is receding or pulling away from your teeth
  • You notice a persistent taste in your mouth
  • You have bad breath more often than normal
  • Your teeth begin to feel loose or drift apart
  • You notice pus between your teeth and gums

What Causes Gum Disease?

For most patients, their gum disease is caused by poor oral health and at-home care. You can prevent gingivitis and gum disease by practicing good daily brushing and flossing as recommended by your dentist. Keeping up with your regularly scheduled checkups, cleanings, and other preventive maintenance visits helps you avoid gum disease for improved oral wellness.

Affordable Periodontal Services In Chicago

At our practice, we perform scaling and root planing to treat gum disease and restore your good health. Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning procedure that our hygiene team performs to treat and prevent gum disease. Scaling refers to the removal of built-up plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth and tooth roots. Root planing smoothes the surface of your tooth roots, helping the gums reattach to the tooth and promote healthy growth.

Do You Accept Walk-ins and Emergency Appointments?

Yes, Dental Town welcomes walk-ins! Our team will see you as soon as scheduling permits to provide you with quality care. We also offer emergency appointments to treat injuries, accidents, and other dental conditions. No matter your dental needs, our Chicagoland practice is here to serve!

Do You Accept Insurance?

Dental Town is in-network with many dental insurance providers. Our team also accepts most PPO plans, major credit cards and offer payment plans. For your convenience, we offer affordable financing options with CareCredit.