Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) remains a major oral health problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 60 million people over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease. After age 65, gum disease rates jump to approximately 70%. As the leading cause of tooth loss, dentists strongly recommend good oral hygiene habits and yearly dental exams to monitor your oral health. Dr. Tariq Riyal, a dentist in Chicago, IL serving Ukrainian Village, offers treatment options for periodontal disease.
Periodontal Disease Diagnosis and Treatment in Ukrainian Village
Most cases of gum disease start out as mild gingivitis and progress over time if left untreated. The second stage is periodontitis, followed by advanced periodontitis. The most common symptoms of periodontal disease include:
- Bleeding gums, usually during brushing
- Redness, swelling and tenderness in the gums
- Gum recession
- Loose teeth
- Persistent bad breath
- Signs of infection like pus between the teeth and around the gums
When caught early, the effects of gum disease can generally be reversed with treatment from a dentist, along with continued good oral hygiene at home. If you notice any of these symptoms it is important to make an appointment, or if you haven't visited us in a while it may be time to do so.
Find a Dentist in Ukrainian Village
Don't wait for gum disease to strike; a yearly dental exam and cleaning can help to prevent or manage periodontal disease. For more information on your prevention and treatment options if you develop symptoms, contact Miswak Dentistry in Chicago, IL serving Ukrainian Village by calling (773) 661-0330 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Riyal today.