Our skilled dentists offer periodontal treatments to combat the harmful bacteria in your mouth and help you get rid of gum disease so that your smile can remain healthy. Periodontal disease can be incredibly damaging to your oral health if unchecked, and we offer a variety of treatments to help you prevent and treat this dental condition. If you have questions about periodontics in Arlington Heights, Illinois, and want to make an appointment at Northwestern Dental Group, please call us today at 847-305-2442.

Periodontics is one of the fields of dental specialty, and focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease and related conditions.

Gum disease is a condition caused by harmful bacteria in the mouth. These bacteria inhabit the plaque that builds up on the teeth, causing infection and inflammation in the gum tissues. When caught in the early stages, gum disease can be successfully treated and eliminated. More advanced stages of the disease can cause significant damage, and are much more difficult to manage.

Common symptoms of periodontal disease include:

  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Easy bleeding of the gums
  • Gum recession
  • Loose or separating teeth
  • Sores in the mouth
  • Persistent pain in your gums and teeth
  • Pus between the gums and teeth
  • Changes in the fit of your bite or oral appliances
  • Halitosis (bad breath)

There are a variety of treatments available for gum disease, ranging from deep dental cleanings to gum surgery. When you visit our office, our experienced dentists will examine your mouth and discuss your treatment options with you to develop an individualized treatment plan to fight gum disease and help you regain a healthy smile. The services offered at Northwestern Dental Group include:

For more information and to set up your appointment at our office, give us a call today!