If you experience puffy or tender gums, schedule an appointment for gum disease treatment at Oak Park Dental Associates.(708) 848-8237
Gum disease is a common condition that affects most American adults at some point in their lives, and yet they may not even know it. With early diagnosis and prompt treatment, our knowledgeable dentists can reverse your gum disease and keep your smile healthy.
Gum disease is caused by built-up plaque and tartar. This build-up causes an infection of your gums and the structures that support your teeth. Plaque and tartar are often the results of poor oral hygiene. Gum disease is a common condition that nearly half of all US adults over the age of 30 experience. It is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults.
Because gum disease is typically painless in its early stages, most patients don’t even realize anything is wrong until they present more serious symptoms. Gum disease presents in two stages: the first stage, gingivitis, and periodontitis, the advanced stage. If left untreated, periodontitis can cause the teeth to loosen, leading to permanent tooth loss.
Are you concerned about the health of your gums? Here are some signs that it’s time to talk to the dentist about gum disease:
The early signs of gum disease are minor, which is why many patients don’t seek treatment. However, the signs of worsening gum disease can be very severe. The symptoms you should look out for include:
When it’s time to talk to your dentist about gum disease, rest easy. The caring, experienced dentists at Oak Park Dental Associates offer both surgical and non-surgical treatments to fight gum disease and restore your oral health. Our services include:
Yes, we do. We do our best to accommodate your scheduling needs. Our office also schedules within 24 hours and offers same-day emergency appointments as scheduling permits. For same-day care, call or visit Oak Park Dental Associates today!
Yes, we do. Our office is in-network with most insurance companies, and we file all dental insurance plans. Call our office and speak to a member of our friendly front desk staff to learn more about insurance, payment options, and more.
Is it time to talk to your dentist about gum disease? Visit or call Oak Park Dental Associates today. You can reach us at (708) 848-8237 to schedule an appointment and talk to our team about your treatment options.