Periodontist in Chicago, IL
Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) is a common health condition. Nearly three out of four adults in America suffer from mild to severe periodontal disease. At first, symptoms may seem harmless, however, they can quickly become damaging. It can lead to bone deterioration and teeth loss. At Comfort Family Dental, we regularly check for the presence of gum disease to catch it at its earliest stages so we can treat it effectively.
Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss among adults over age 35. Gum problems begin innocently enough with unchecked bacterial growth in the mouth, often leading to gingivitis and more severe forms of gum disease. Our treatment options include the latest technologies and treatment methods to provide gentle, nonsurgical care for damaged gums so you can smile confidently.
Common Signs Of Gum Disease
Regularly checking for gum disease is best practice. The sooner it is noticed, the better the chances are at quickly resolving the issue. Look for these common symptoms to determine if a further checkup is necessary:
Red, puffy, or extremely tender gums
Gums that bleed when you floss, brush, or eat
Facial pain or discomfort within the mouth
Bad breath that continues even after good oral hygiene habits
Teeth that suddenly appear longer (a common sign of receding gum line)
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Address: 2036 West 95th Street, Chicago, IL 60643
We strive to identify the presence of gum disease at the earliest stages so we can treat it quickly and effectively
Gum Disease In Chicago, IL
If you believe you may have gum disease, please schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible. The quicker we can diagnose and treat gum disease, the easier treatment is for you. Prolonging treatment can lead to damaging results. If caught early, the cleaning of infected root surfaces may be necessary. If caught late, regenerative procedures involving the reversal of loss bone and tissue may be required.