Schaumburg Tooth Doctor Helps Illinois Dental Patients in the Fight against Advanced Gum Disease
Are you familiar with the disease that can cause the destruction of both hard and soft tissue, but without pain and very few warning signs? It’s an unfortunately common condition that may be linked to serious, life threatening illnesses and compromise of the body’s immune system. Perhaps the only good news is that the cause is treatable and preventable, but you must be proactive. Gum disease, or periodontitis, is a major concern of dentists everywhere, and it’s no different for the professionals at Schaumburg Tooth Doctor of northeastern Illinois. From the earliest preventative efforts to treatment of advanced gum disease, Dr. Andrew Modi and his staff work hard to provide patients with everything they need to protect their teeth and their health.
In its earliest stages, gum disease is known as gingivitis. Gingivitis develops from bacteria, which lives off of the hardened accumulation of plague--commonly referred to as tartar. Due to tartar’s hardened buildup, regular brushing and flossing has little impact on its removal. While tartar can be easily removed through the basic periodontal cleaning services available at Schaumburg Tooth Doctor, if checkups and cleanings are neglected, tartar can promote the buildup of more plaque and allow the teeth and gum line to become a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. Bleeding gums and bad breath serve as indicators of gingivitis, but otherwise there is little pain or discomfort to prompt patients to actively address the issue. As untreated gingivitis transitions into periodontitis, tooth and bone loss may occur. While missing teeth and the breakdown of the jaw bone pose their own set of problems, the periodontal bacteria may be a primary culprit in heart disease, complications in pregnancy and diabetes treatment, stroke, and other detrimental conditions.
If you’re free of gum disease, Schaumburg Tooth Doctor is committed to helping you stay that way with thorough periodontal cleanings and precision exams. If your mouth is showing some degree of gum disease, the best way to reverse its effects is with a diligent routine of brushing and flossing and advanced professional oral care procedures such as scaling and root planning. This painless, non-surgical procedure helps to address more advanced stages of gingivitis, while removing any infections and saving healthy tissue. In the case of severe gingivitis or periodontitis, surgery may be needed to restore the teeth, gums and jaw to a healthy, manageable state. Thankfully, technological advancements in periodontal care have made it possible to treat even severe gum disease painlessly and efficiently, especially for those Illinois patients of Schaumburg Tooth Doctor.
For more information on how you can prevent and treat gum disease, and preserve your health in the process, visit Schaumburg Tooth Doctor’s website: http://www.schaumburgtoothdoctor.com. If you live in northeastern Illinois, call 847-584-8870 to arrange an appointment with Dr. Andrew Modi, DDS and do something great for your smile.