Gum Disease, also known as gingivitis or periodontitis, affect the supporting structure of the teeth. There are many factors involved in this illness. The most common cause of gum disease is untreated plaque accumulation around the teeth structure. Other factors like smoking and genetics can also affect your gingival health.
When you visit our office in Grayslake, your dentist will explain your gingival health situation with you. Depending on the stage of your gum disease, regular cleaning, deep cleaning or more advanced treatment may be recommended. Treatment of your gums will resolve tooth mobility, dark color of your gums or bad breath, and will give you a new confident smile.