At Dupage Dental Smiles, our mission is to provide exceptional dental care in order to restore and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile for all of our patients. A healthy smile includes not only your teeth but your gums and soft tissue as well. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a common health problem that can cause major health concerns if left untreated.
Dr. Sumeet Bagai recommends that you undergo a periodontal exam during your next checkup. This procedure will allow the dentist to diagnose any potential periodontal disease. Some common symptoms of periodontal disease are red and discolored gums, swelling in the gums, and gums that bleed easily. During this exam, Dr. Sumeet Bagai will also examine the space between the teeth and gums using a periodontal probe.
If you have any of the symptoms of periodontal disease, or if Dr. Sumeet Bagai determines there may be a risk, our knowledgeable dental team will work with you to determine the proper treatment. 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 the minor cases, a simple cleaning might correct the problem. In the most severe of cases, surgery might be required to remove infected tissue.
It is important to treat periodontal disease in order to protect your gums, teeth, and overall health. Periodontal disease has been linked to health problems such as high blood pressure, stroke, arthritis, and pregnancy complications.
Dr. Sumeet Bagai encourages regular exams to help ensure that you maintain healthy teeth and gums. We also want to remind you of the importance of good brushing and flossing techniques and habits. For more information about how we can treat gum disease in Warrenville, Illinois, or to schedule an appointment with our skilled dental team, please call or visit our office today.