What is periodontal disease, and how can it be treated?

Drs. Peter Cabrera and Bahareh Sabzehei of Chicago, Illinois, are dental professionals ready to provide patients with the information they need to avoid periodontal disease and protect their smiles from infection and disease. At Perio Implant Chicago, we are here to assist new and returning patients with periodontal disease, also known as gum disease.

What causes gum disease ?

Gum disease is an infection that starts in the soft tissues. Bacteria often reside in the gaps between the gum tissue and the teeth and can grow and multiply. The infection can spread, resulting in the loss of bone, gum tissue, and even teeth without proper diagnosis and treatment in the earliest stages.

What are the signs of gum disease?

Some signs of gum disease include:

• Bleeding when brushing or flossing the teeth

• Inflamed, swollen, and tender gum tissues

• Redness along the gum line

• Loose teeth

• Persistent bad breath

• Gum recession/loss

How is gum disease diagnosed?

Gum disease is diagnosed with dental imaging and a physical evaluation from our dental team at Perio Implant Chicago. Drs. Peter Cabrera and Bahareh Sabzehei can diagnose the condition and educate patients on the stage their infection has reached. Then, treatment options are discussed.

What types of periodontitis are there?

There are several types of periodontitis, and by getting a definitive diagnosis, our team can provide patients with the proper treatment for their needs. Below are just a few of the more common periodontal conditions that might impact an individual:

• Gingivitis

• Chronic periodontal disease

• Aggressive periodontal disease

• Systemic conditions causing periodontal disease

• Necrotizing periodontal disease

What gum disease treatment is right for me?

Speaking with our dental team and undergoing an initial evaluation and exam will help determine the best gum disease treatment for an individual’s unique situation.

What is involved in the maintenance of periodontal disease?

We strongly advise that patients take the time to protect their smile from disease and decay with proper home health care and routine dental visits.

Learn more about gum disease treatment and periodontal maintenance

If you are seeking a team of periodontists that can assist you with your oral health and wellness, we welcome you to call Perio Implant Chicago. We are located at 939 West North Avenue, Suite #700, and can be reached for an appointment by calling (312) 736-7959