Gum Disease Therapy
Regular brushing and flossing are essential components of maintaining good oral health. Along with your home care routine, it is also recommended that you have dental cleanings and exams done at least twice a year. Being lax in your oral care, or completely ignoring any component, can quickly lead to plaque and bacteria buildup, both of which can lead to gum disease. At Medhat Dental Excellence and Artistic Smiles Family Dental Care, we can diagnose the various stages of gum disease and provide you with the treatment you need to restore your oral health.
The Development of Gum Disease
Gum disease begins when plaque and oral bacteria build up in your mouth and irritate your gum tissue. This irritation triggers an inflammatory response from the immune system, and the gums swell. These early symptoms, redness, and swelling, are often ignored or even unnoticed. Gum disease continues to progress untreated. Swollen gums pull away from the teeth, creating pockets. Bacteria fall into these pockets and begin to attack the periodontal ligaments and the jawbone along with the gums. The gums recede, the teeth become loose, and you may even experience tooth loss.
What Causes Gum Disease?
There are several factors that can lead to gum disease.
Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease
Symptoms of gum disease vary based on the severity of the condition. Common symptoms include:
How is Gum Disease Treated?
Treatment for gum disease varies based on the severity. We perform a comprehensive oral exam, complete with dental X-rays, to help determine the best course of action for your needs. Treatments include:
Treating gum disease as soon as it is noticed is essential for preventing the condition from worsening, and allowing your gums and mouth to heal. If you suspect gum disease, call Medhat Dental Excellence and Artistic Smiles Family Dental Care to schedule your appointment today at (773) 831-6696 Milwaukee Ave Location
(773) 831-7399 East Washington Location.
Two Locations to Meet Your Dental Needs
Mailing Address: P.O Box 316530, Chicago, Illinois, 60631
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Aetna PPO and DMO • Blue Cross / Blue Shield • Guardian • Cigna • Assurant DHA • Humana • Dentemax • United Health Care • Metlife • Ameritas
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|Artistic Smiles Hours
Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Two Mondays a Month)
Tue Clerical Hours
Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Medhat Dental Hours
Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu Clerical Hours
Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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