• Get Directions

  • Register Online!

  • Hours

  • 630-892-8711

  • REQUEST ONLINE
    APPOINTMENT

  • 630-892-8711

Periodontal Disease

Young Dental Care -Aurora IL
For a printable brochure of this page, click here
 
Periodontal disease is a major cause of tooth loss in adults

Early and moderate periodontal disease may exhibit few, if any, symptoms. However, warning signs of advanced periodontal disease may include red, swollen, or bleeding gums; persistent bad breath; permanent teeth that are loose or separating; or changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite.

There are many stages and forms of periodontal disease, including:
periodon_img01

GINGIVITIS

periodon_img01

PERIODONTITIS

If left untreated, gum infection damages bone and supporting tissues.

periodon_img01

ADVANCED PERIODONTITIS

At this stage, gums recede further and separate from the tooth.

Young Dental Care Aurora

CHECKING FOR PERIODONTAL DISEASE

During each routine checkup, we will always examine you for periodontal disease. A periodontal probe is used to determine if there is any breakdown in the gum tissue attachment or if pockets have developed between your gums and teeth.

Young Dental Care Aurora

TREATING AND PREVENTING PERIODONTAL DISEASE

Treatment will depend on the type of periodontal disease and how far the condition has progressed. Treatment options include:

periodon_img04a
periodon_img04b
periodon_img04c

If deep pockets are found and bone has been destroyed, we may recommend periodontal surgery.

To help protect against periodontal disease, it is key to prevent the buildup of plaque. Remember to have regular professional cleanings in addition to brushing and flossing every day.

Brought to you by Crest - Oral B