Cleanings and Gum Treatment in Round Lake, IL
Regular Cleanings and Gum treatment:
The connection between general overall health and dental oral health is one that has been in the news quite significantly. Gum disease (also known as Periodontal disease) is often associated with systemic conditions such as uncontrolled diabetes and heart disease. Your lifestyle choices, such as smoking or heavy drinking, can also have a great impact on the health of your gums and your overall health.
Periodontal disease is an infectious process affecting the tissues surrounding the teeth. This includes the gums, fibrous attachments and the supporting jaw bone that houses teeth. Periodontal disease can result in bone loss and eventually cause loose teeth and tooth loss if left untreated. Periodontal disease is usually a slow, and progressive process. Most adults with periodontal disease are unaware they have it, but tooth loss can be prevented if diagnosed and treated early.
It is highly recommended that every patient gets a dental examination and a professional cleaning at-least twice a year to monitor the oral cavity and watch for any signs of oral diseases. However, patients that have gum disease need to have their teeth cleaned professionally every three to four months to halt the disease process and maintain the health of the gums.
At our office, we make sure that you receive the highest quality of care, and we also help you establish a dental hygiene routine that will keep your teeth healthy long after you leave our office.
Depending on the findings from your comprehensive examination which includes a thorough evaluation of your gums and surrounding areas, your dentist will recommend a periodontal cleaning schedule that best suits your needs.
- Symptoms of gums disease includes:
- Bad breath that won’t go away
- Red or swollen gums
- Tender or bleeding gums while brushing
- Painful chewing
- Loose teeth
- Sensitive teeth
- Receding gums or longer appearing teeth
Maintain your oral health and keep smiling with your regular dental cleaning, dental exam and free oral cancer screening.
Find out if you need special gum treatment to treat bad breath and bleeding gums.
We accept all major insurance plans.
Call to schedule your appointment today.