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Dentist Winfield | Understanding Periodontal Disease

Dentist in Winfield, IL

Maintaining your gum health is vital to your overall health. When you visit our Winfield dental office for an examination, our trained hygienists perform a periodontal exam. In fact, during your examination, our team is quietly assessing your oral health by performing a number of checks. Here’s what you need to know about periodontal disease.

Many Names, One Illness

You may have heard periodontal disease referred to as gum disease or gingivitis. Periodontal disease is the inflammation and infection of your gums. These names are frequently used interchangeably.

Signs & Symptoms

Periodontal disease may be marked by swollen and red gums. Bleeding, especially while brushing and flossing, may also occur. Another symptom of periodontal disease is persistent bad breath. If you experience any of these symptoms regularly, please contact our Winfield dental office.

Periodontal Disease Can Impact Your Overall Health

Your gum health is linked to your overall health. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to bleeding gums, gum recession, and tooth loss. The effects of periodontal disease extend well beyond your mouth. In fact, according to the American Academy of Periodontology, the disease can increase your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.

While you may think of your teeth as the primary reason to visit our Winfield dental office for a regular examination, understand that our team is looking beyond your teeth to assess your oral health and potential impacts on your overall health. Talk to our experienced team if you experience any signs or symptoms of periodontal disease. Our team is trained to identify signs of periodontal disease. When detected early and managed properly, periodontal disease is treatable.

For more information regarding your gum health, please contact our office, or schedule a visit to see us at DuPage Family Dental.

DuPage Family Dental of Winfield
Phone: (630) 588-1700
Url: https://dupagefamilydental.com/
1 N 141 County Farm Road, Suite 150
Winfield, IL 60190

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Dentist in Winfield, IL

1N141 County Farm Rd. #150
Winfield, IL 60190

(630) 588-1700

Office Hours:
Monday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:30pm
Friday: 9:00am - 2:00pm

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