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How to Prevent Periodontal Disease

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At Romeoville Dental Center, we’re not just concerned with the health of your teeth. Our team provides comprehensive care for your entire mouth, including your gums, to keep your smile healthy and bright. Today, we want to talk about periodontal disease, one of the more serious dental conditions that exists.

What Is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, has three stages: gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. Gum disease occurs when plaque (a clear, sticky film of bacteria that grows on your teeth) builds up between your gums and your teeth. This leads to inflamed gums that bleed easily, feel tender, and appear red. Irritated gums also pull away from your teeth, creating pockets in which bacteria can further accumulate, causing infection. Your gums anchor and protect your teeth, so when gums become diseased it can lead to tooth loss and bone loss. Gum disease also can contribute to bad breath, acne, and systemic health issues, such as heart disease and pneumonia.

How Can You Prevent Periodontal Disease?

The good news is that periodontal disease is preventable and, if caught early, can be reversed. Like many dental conditions, you can reduce your risk of developing gum disease with good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth twice daily for two minutes each time, floss every day, and visit our office every six months for cleanings and exams with our expert team. Apart from good preventive care, other factors like smoking, diabetes, and genetics can affect your risk for developing gum disease.

We Can Check Your Gum Health!

During your at-home oral care routine, keep an eye out for indicators of gum disease like red or swollen gums, chronic bad breath, and loose or sensitive teeth. If you notice that your gums seem to be receding from your teeth, this can be another warning sign of gum disease – or just a sign that you’re brushing too vigorously. Regardless, if you notice a change in your gums, notify our office. At your checkup, our team can help you determine whether it is cause for concern. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment!

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Selena Nunez
Selena Nunez
October 22, 2022.

Hands down the best dental office to receive your dental and cosmetic needs. The staff is always very friendly and welcoming. It’s also so nice knowing that they have 3 amazing doctors on staff who know their craft. No matter which provider you see, you just know you’re in great hands. My last visit was with Dr. Sheikh for Botox. She’s very thorough and has a keen eye for detail. I’m two weeks out from my Botox treatment and let me just say, my skin has never felt so smooth or looked as radiant as it does now. Always a pleasure visiting Dr. Sheikh!

Victoria esposito
Victoria esposito
October 2, 2022.

Please look no further! This entire office has their act together. I’ve been seeing Dr Sheikh and she is so patient and gentle.She is also a perfectionist and listens to your concerns and delivers options. I’ve also seen Dr Nina and Dr Patel and certainly no complaints with either of them. I’ve had 3 crowns and numerous fillings and no problems with any of the work. Thanks for building my complete confidence!

Nancy Sauer
Nancy Sauer
September 29, 2022.

Today I had a great visit at Romeoville Dental! Anna and Jaime are wonderful, and so is Dr. Nina. The desk staff are very welcoming. It's always so enjoyable to come here.

Daniel Gonzalez
Daniel Gonzalez
September 28, 2022.

Excelente servicio

Neshelle Baker
Neshelle Baker
September 25, 2022.

I love Romeoville Dental Center! I’ve been here about 4 times and had a different hygienist and dentist each time. The entire team is amazing, every single person has always been caring, gentle and friendly. I highly recommend.

Gianna Munoz
Gianna Munoz
September 24, 2022.

By far the best dentist office I’ve been to. I love the patient care and the whole staff.

Phyllis Lanphear
Phyllis Lanphear
September 24, 2022.

The office staff and dentists are just awesome!! They take time to talk with you and make you feel so comfortable.