Dupage Dental Smiles (630) 393-2733 2 South 631 Rt. 59, Suite D Warrenville, IL 60555

Advanced, Caring Periodontal Disease Treatment

At Dupage Dental Smiles, one of our missions is to provide exceptional dental care to treat periodontal disease and restore and maintain your gums and other soft tissue. Left untreated, it is a problem that can potentially lead to major health concerns.

Periodontal Disease Briefly Explained

Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, is an infection that affects the soft tissue and supporting bone of the teeth. It begins when bacteria accumulate on the teeth’s surfaces and in the pockets beneath the gum line, leading to plaque formation. As plaque hardens into tartar, it becomes more difficult to remove, encouraging bacterial growth.

The body’s immune response to this accumulation triggers inflammation in the gums, known as gingivitis, which can progress to periodontitis if left untreated. During this progression, the inflammation extends deeper, affecting not only the gums but also the periodontal ligament and alveolar bone, causing them to deteriorate over time.

If periodontal disease is not addressed, the ongoing inflammation and the body’s attempt to combat the infection can lead to the gradual and irreversible loss of the alveolar bone around the teeth, which is critical for tooth stability. This condition doesn’t just threaten oral health by leading to tooth loss; it has also been linked to systemic health issues, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

The Importance of Periodontal Exams

Early detection and treatment are crucial in managing periodontal disease, involving professional dental cleanings to remove plaque and tartar, along with improved daily oral hygiene practices to prevent its recurrence.

Dr. Sumeet Bagai recommends that you undergo a periodontal exam during your next dental checkup. This procedure will allow him to diagnose any potential periodontal disease. During this exam, Dr. Bagai will also examine the space between the teeth and gums using a periodontal probe to look for any signs of gum disease. Some of the more common include:

  • Red and discolored gums
  • Swelling in the gums
  • Bleeding gums

Treating Periodontal Disease

If you have any of the symptoms of periodontal disease, or if Dr. Bagai determines there may be a risk, our dental team will work with you to determine the periodontal treatment needed to restore your healthy gums. There are many stages of periodontal disease, and the severity of your case is a determining factor in the type of treatment that is right for you.

In minor cases, simple cleaning might correct the problem. In more severe cases, additional treatment may be required to remove infected tissue.

Laser Treatment for Periodontal Disease

Dr. Bagai and our team at DuPage Dental Smiles are constantly seeking the most advanced treatment options for our patients. For more advanced cases of gum disease, we provide laser therapy using the Picasso + Dental Laser. The Picasso + is one of the most advanced dental lasers currently available, and in treating gum disease it can:

  • Remove inflamed gum tissue
  • Reshape gum tissue
  • Drain abscesses

Whatever the stage of your gum issues, you can be assured you will receive the most advanced and caring treatment at DuPage Dental Smiles.

Contact DuPage Dental Smiles Today

In addition to daily brushing and flossing, regular visits to the dentist are essential in preserving your oral health and preventing complications like periodontal disease. New patients are always welcome at DuPage Dental Smiles, so please don’t delay.

Give us a call to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Bagai and become a member of the DuPage Dental Smiles family.

Our Location

2 South 631 Rt. 59, Suite D
Warrenville, IL 60555

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