The good news is that we can reverse many gum disease cases if we detect it early enough!
That's why routine visits to your dentist in Elk Grove, IL, are so important. Dr. Advani can detect gum disease in its earliest stage, called gingivitis. When we notice gingivitis early enough, we can often take steps to reverse it. This includes improving your home care routine and having a thorough professional teeth cleaning to remove the plaque buildup causing your gingivitis.
Gingivitis is slow-moving at first and hard to detect on your own, but some early signs are:
- Bleeding gums during brushing and flossing
- Gums that are red, swollen, and irritated
- Chronic bad breath you can't eliminate with teeth brushing or mouth rinse
If you notice any of these problems, contact your Elk Grove Smile Center team immediately at (847) 437-3250 to schedule a teeth cleaning and checkup.
Dr. Advani screens you for gum disease in Elk Grove Village during every routine exam so you can treat it as soon as possible.
Periodontitis is advanced gum disease that, unfortunately, cannot be cured. However, we can help you effectively manage it with a deep cleaning, antibiotic therapy, and additional teeth cleanings throughout the year.
Protect your smile and call us if it's time to schedule your next dental appointment.