Periodontal Care In West Bend

Fight Back Against Gum Disease

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

Benefits of Periodontal Care

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.

Eliminate Gum Disease

Gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, can be completely reversed and eliminated with proper care. Don't wait, get help today!

Preserve Your Teeth & Smile

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.

Prevent Further Complications

Getting gum disease under control prevents complications like tooth loss and tooth shifting, gum abscesses, and other serious issues.

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Signs Of Gum Disease

The signs of gum disease vary, depending on the extent of your condition. The first stage of gum disease (gingivitis) has relatively minor symptoms, which may include purplish, reddish and discolored gums, puffy or “spongy” gums, bleeding when brushing, and halitosis (bad breath). If you notice any of these issues, get help right away. 

More advanced cases of gum disease have more serious symptoms. You may notice issues like gum recession, which makes your teeth look longer. Your teeth may feel more sensitive when chewing, and you may even notice a difference in how your teeth fit together. In serious cases of advanced gum disease, the teeth may even become loose or fall out.

The Stages of Gum Disease

Gum disease is usually split up into three stages, known as gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. Gingivitis consists of swelling and inflammation around the gums, but causes no permanent damage to the supporting structures of the teeth. With proper care, it can be completely eliminated. 

In periodontitis, the disease has progressed to an irreversible stage, and has caused some damage to the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. However, proper care can be used to manage periodontitis, and regular cleanings can ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy and that the disease does not progress further.

Advanced periodontitis is the final stage of the disease, where serious damage has been done to most or all of the supporting structures of your teeth. Surgical intervention may be required to save your teeth and restore your gums, or it may be recommended to have your teeth extracted and replaced with dental implants or dentures.

woman in pain due to gum disease
close up diagram of recessed gums

Your Gum Disease Treatment Plan

Each case of gum disease is different, which is why the team at Oakbrook Dental Care will develop a customized treatment plan based on your needs. This usually includes treatments like scaling & root planing (deep cleaning) to remove the bacteria that cause gum disease, as well as antibiotic treatment. Surgical treatments may also be required for advanced cases of gum disease.

Periodontal Care Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Periodontal Disease?

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.

Are Gingivitis & Gum Disease the Same Thing?

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.