Periodontal Treatment in Rockford, IL

When plaque builds up on the teeth, it can also spread to the gums and start to cause many issues. At first, gingivitis may not seem noticeable, but if left untreated, can quickly devolve into gum disease, also known as periodontal disease.

Early warning signs of gingivitis to look out for:

  • Chronic bad breath/halitosis
  • Gums that are tender, swollen, painful
  • Bleeding gums after brushing or flossing

Advanced Periodontal Disease

As gingivitis worsens, it will begin to cause the gums to separate from the teeth which create pockets that are conducive to capturing even more bacteria and cause even more infection. If further left untreated, many negative effects can start to occur:

  • Abscesses
  • Bone Loss
  • Tooth loss
  • Periodontitis

Periodontal Treatment in Rockford, IL

To treat gum disease, a common method is called root planing. The process involves cleaning and scraping below the gum line to smooth the roots. This helps to remove the built-up bacteria and also works to prevent future bacteria buildups by having a smoother root. This method can help the gums begin to reattach to the tooth surface. While this method works for many patients, it does not always work for all patients due to the unique nature of each patient’s mouth and oral history.

Additionally, pregnancy has also been known to cause a form of gingivitis, so visits to the dentist should be part of your prenatal care.

Live in Rockford, IL and suffering from gum issues? Let the team at Padron Dental help you!

Dr. Adriana Padron

Dr. Adriana Padron

Dr. Adriana Padron was born in Venezuela, and is a fourth generation dentist from both sides of her family. Since she was a child, she always showed interest in dentistry and became one when she graduated first in her class from El Bosque University in Bogota, Colombia in 2006.

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