With years of experience, our dentists at Northwestern Dental Group are ready to offer periodontics in Vernon Hills, Illinois! Periodontics is the field of dentistry that focuses around the structures surrounding and supporting the teeth. This includes creating solutions for things like gum disease or other problems with the soft tissues in your mouth. The most common periodontal treatment that you will receive from our dentists is periodontal treatment, which is also known as gum disease.
Gum disease can occur when there is a bacterium build up on the gums that eventually leads to infection. The early stage of gum disease, which is called gingivitis, can be relatively simple to treat. If the infection remains untreated, it can develop into periodontitis, which is where you will see gum recession and an eventual bone and tooth loss. To help prevent your healthy smile from suffering from these later stages of gum disease, it is recommended that you visit with our dentists every six months or so. If your gums are prone to easy bleeding or it has been a long time since your last check-up, please contact our office today to schedule your next appointment with our team! Call us today at 847-457-8449!