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The gum condition known as gum disease or periodontal disease is very common and destructive for the oral health, affecting millions of patients to the point that the majority of adults have gum disease in some form. The beginning stages of gum disease are mild, but it can worsen to the point that you lose your teeth, gum tissue and underlying jawbone. It’s important to treat early signs of gum disease quickly and know how to prevent it from developing.

Patients often develop gum disease from having too much plaque in their mouths. Plaque is full of bacteria that can invade the gum tissue and cause unwanted conditions such as inflammation and easy bleeding from the gums. While there is typically no pain at first, you need to treat all gum disease symptoms before they develop into a serious dental health condition. If not addressed, you can experience gum recession at the base of your teeth and the infection may spread into the bone, taking away the health of your smile.

The best way to treat gum disease is to take steps now to prevent its development. It’s easy to reverse the effects of a gum infection in the beginning, but advanced conditions become much harder to treat the longer they are unaddressed. We encourage you to practice effective daily oral hygiene to reduce plaque buildup and protect your smile from this harmful disease. Daily oral habits should include brushing twice a day and flossing daily to remove bacteria from the teeth and gums and maintain your oral health.

Please contact Fox River Periodontics, PC at 630-232-7400 today to schedule a consultation with our Periodontist, Dr. Kamy Noruzi, if you are concerned about treating gum disease in Geneva, Illinois.