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Periodontal (gum) disease

Periodontal (gum) disease is insidious. It is an infection of the gums that starts out as plaque, an opaque film on the teeth that hardens to form tartar. As tartar accumulates, it harbors bacteria that attack the soft tissue around the gums. This is the early stage of gum disease known as Gingivitis. Left untreated, Gingivitis becomes Periodontitis which ultimately destroys the tissue surrounding your teeth AND the bone that holds your teeth in place. Except for bad breath and gums that bleed, there are very few early warning signals. The disease advances silently, often without pain, and before you know it, you are losing your teeth and you don't know why.


Tooth loss is only the most obvious indicator of gum disease. Scientific research has discovered linkage between gum disease and stroke, heart disease, diabetes - even an increased risk for pregnant women. When your gums become diseased, your entire immune system is weakened.

If we find that you need a deep cleaning and/or periodontal surgery, we will work closely with one of our periodontists in the area to treat the disease process. There is no cure for periodontal disease, but with more frequent recalls (usually every 3 months) after having the periodontal treatment performed, and impeccable oral hygiene habits at home, we can help control the disease process and save your teeth as long as possible.

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838 W Glen Ave | Peoria, IL 61614

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