About Gum Disease in Schaumburg, IL

Gum Disease Affects Your Smile and Your Health

Gum Disease Facts and Statistics

  • The primary cause of adult tooth loss is periodontal (gum) disease.
  • Gum disease impacts the smiles and oral health of almost 50 percent of the U.S. population.
  • Nearly 95 percent of those with diabetes in the United States also suffer from periodontal (gum) disease.
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Minimize Your Oral and General Health Risks

Often a silent threat, gum disease is present in the mouths of millions of Americans. Many are unaware or ignore the signs and symptoms of gum disease, only to invite further oral health complications and life-changing systemic problems, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Certain Cancers
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Pregnancy-Related Concerns
  • Memory Problems/Dementia

Controlling Gum Disease Early Creates Healthy Future Smiles

Gum disease begins as gingivitis, a condition completely reversible if caught early on. Left to progress, the disease process moves on to periodontitis, which is where irreversible destruction of the supporting bone and gum attachment begins. Advanced periodontitis is the most severe, and is characterized by advanced bone loss, tooth mobility and tissue destruction – and eventually leads to tooth loss in the absence of effective treatment.

The Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease May Surprise You

  • Bad breath
  • Bleeding gums
  • Red, inflamed gums
  • Gum recession
  • Gum abscess
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Tooth mobility
  • Tooth loss
  • Change in bite
  • Teeth appear longer

*Pain typically is not a symptom of gum disease.

The Care You Need From a Team You Trust

When gum disease strikes, Dr. Jignesh Patel and our experienced team here at Schaumburg Dental Studio are ready to help you get back to enjoying oral health and loving your smile. You and your loved ones can receive the convenient, effective gum care you need from your general dentist without having to visit a periodontal specialist.

Are you experiencing one or more signs and symptoms of gum disease? Please do not ignore this oral threat. Contact our office today to schedule your gum disease screening with Dr. Patel.

Gum disease treatment saves your teeth, and helps you avoid further oral problems down the road. See/Hear how Dr. Patel and our team are keeping smiles healthy and happy with effective gum disease treatment.

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Myrna's Experience at SDS

We saw Dr. Patel's picture and his staff in one of those clipper's magazines. There was just something about the picture that just brought you in. We made an appointment and came, and the rest is history. He's just the most warm, genuine person. He makes you feel good — his staff makes you like you're the only one here. He never makes you feel rushed. He never makes you feel uncomfortable. In one word, he's the best.
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