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What is gum disease?

Gum disease (or periodontal disease) is a bacterial infection that erodes the soft tissue of your gums. This causes harmful bacteria to build up along your gum line and wears away at the structure of your teeth; in extreme cases, it can even lead to bone loss.

Some of the primary causes of gum disease are:

  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Chronic illnesses such as diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Hormonal changes due to menstrual cycles or pregnancy
  • Nutritional deficiencies

Our gum disease dentists can help you develop an effective treatment and prevention plan that will help you regain and maintain oral health.

How do you know if you have gum disease?

Gum disease can pose a serious threat to the health of your teeth, gums, and facial bones. The condition has also been linked to a number of other health problems, including respiratory issues, rheumatoid arthritis, and complications for those managing diabetes.

The only way to know for sure if you have gum disease is to get a professional evaluation and diagnosis. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, we’re here to help! At Brimfield Family Dentistry, we offer comprehensive periodontal care and treatments for gum disease.

Call us today at (309) 396-3123 to schedule a consultation with a gum disease dentist.

Common symptoms of gum disease include:

  • =Swollen of discolored gums
  • =Gums that feel tender or painful
  • =Bleeding gums
  • =Loose or missing teeth
  • =Painful chewing
  • =New or widening spaces between the teeth
  • =Receding gums
  • =A noticeable change in bite

How is gum disease treated?

Our team of experts can treat even the most severe forms of gum disease. With our high-tech approach, we can remove the damaged tissue, excess plaque build-up, and harmful bacteria all while stimulating bone growth and making your gums even more resistant to future infection.

We care deeply about your comfort and experience. That’s why we work with you to develop a gum disease treatment plan that is effective, minimally invasive, and ensures that your concerns and anxieties are taken into account.

Hear from our patients

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I had a very good experience getting a cavity filled. It was done well but did not take long. Dr. Martin took his time answering my questions and listening to my requests. He filled the cavity in a way that my retainer from my orthodontist still fit so I didn’t have to get a new one.

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Gum Disease FAQs

How can I prevent gum disease?

Taking proper care of your teeth and gums with daily brushing and flossing, in conjunction with regular trips to the dentist, helps to promote oral health and prevent the development of gum disease. Other important steps you can take include avoiding smoking and tobacco products and maintaining your overall physical health.

Are there different types of gum disease?

Gum disease has two forms that define the stages of infection: gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis describes the early, more mild stage when excess plaque causes gum inflammation and sensitivity. Periodontitis refers to late-stage, severe gum disease wherein the integrity of your gum tissue and teeth become damaged and you may experience extreme decay and bone loss.

What are my payment options?

At Brimfield Family Dentistry, we believe everyone deserves high-quality care, regardless of their financial situation. We’re in-network with most major insurance providers and offer flexible payment plans with 0% interest. No insurance? That’s okay! We have an in-house membership plan for uninsured patients. Learn more about our payment options.

Only the best for you and your family

At Brimfield Family Dentistry, we consider it an honor to provide comprehensive, personalized dental care to you and your family. We prioritize long-term relationships with our patients and specialize in a wide range of general, surgical, and cosmetic dental procedures to ensure we can provide you with the care you need.

Your comfort is important to us. If you struggle with dental anxiety, we can work with you to make your visit with us as comfortable and manageable as possible, and we have sedation options for those who need it.

Hours

Monday: 7am–3pm
Tuesday: 7am–3pm
Wednesday: 8:30am–3pm
Thursday: 7am–3pm
Friday: 7am–3pm

Office

232 E. Knoxville St.
Brimfield, IL 61517

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