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Understanding Periodontal Disease | Dentist Westchester

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Maintaining your gum health is vital to your overall health. When you visit our office for an examination, our trained hygienists perform a periodontal exam. In fact, during your dental examination, our team is quietly assessing your oral health by performing a number of checks. Here’s what you need to know about periodontal disease. 

Many Names, One Illness 

You may have heard periodontal disease referred to as gum disease or gingivitis. Periodontal disease is the inflammation and infection of your gums. These names are frequently used interchangeably. 

Signs & Symptoms 

Periodontal disease may be marked by swollen and red gums. Bleeding, especially while brushing and flossing, may also occur. Another symptom of periodontal disease is persistent bad breath. If you experience any of these symptoms regularly, please contact our office. 

Periodontal Disease Can Impact Your Overall Health 

Your gum health is linked to your overall health. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to bleeding gums, gum recession, and tooth loss. The effects of periodontal disease extend well beyond your mouth. In fact, according to the American Academy of Periodontology, the disease can increase your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. 

While you may think of your teeth as the primary reason to visit our office for a regular examination, understand that our team is looking beyond your teeth to assess your oral health and potential impacts on your overall health. Talk to our experienced team if you experience any signs or symptoms of periodontal disease. Our dentist in 60154 is trained to identify signs of periodontal disease. When detected early and managed properly, periodontal disease is treatable.  

For more information regarding your gum health, please contact our Westchester, IL dental office, or schedule a visit to see us.

Midwest Dental Center
Phone: 708-447-8422
10535 West Cermak Rd
Westchester, IL 60154

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Dentist in Westchester, IL

10535 West Cermak Rd
Westchester, IL 60154

(708) 447-8422

Office Hours:
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: By Appointment Only
Saturday: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday: Closed

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