Nearly 50% of American adults have gum disease, and many are unaware they suffer from this condition. Get help from Oakbrook Dental to keep your gums healthy.
Protect Your Gums & Teeth
Reverse Minor Cases Of Gum Disease (Gingivitis)
Halt The Progression Of Advanced Gum Disease
Getting periodontal care right away is imperative when it comes to your dental and overall health. Early intervention will save you from more advanced stages of the disease and will help you avoid worsening issues like discolored gums and even tooth loss. With periodontal care, you can restore your smile and get back to optimal health.
Gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, can be completely reversed and eliminated with proper care. Don't wait, get help today!
Gum disease is the most common cause of premature tooth loss in adults. Call today to get the care you need to control and reverse gum disease.
Getting gum disease under control prevents complications like tooth loss and tooth shifting, gum abscesses, and other serious issues.
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Periodontal (gum) disease is an oral health condition caused by poor oral hygiene, though other factors (like genetics) can play a role. If you do not brush and floss regularly, bacteria builds up between your gums and teeth in the form of plaque and tartar, and these bacteria will begin to attack your gums.
Initially, this only results in some minor swelling and inflammation. But if it’s left untreated, gum disease will eventually cause permanent, irreversible damage to your teeth and gums, which is why it’s important to get help as soon as you think you may have gum disease.
Yes, and no. Gingivitis is the term used to refer to the very first stage of gum disease. This stage is reversible and causes no permanent damage to your teeth or gums. With proper periodontal care and good at-home oral hygiene, gingivitis can be eliminated.
However, gingivitis can also progress into the second stage of gum disease (often called “periodontitis”). If this happens, irreversible damage is caused to your teeth and gums, and it will no longer be possible to completely eliminate the infection. We can only control it to prevent further damage.