Gum Disease

Gum disease can be painful. It can also lead to a series of other serious oral health issues, like deep infections and even tooth loss. 

Gum disease treatment at Premier Dental & Implant Center can ease bleeding, swelling, and more to preserve your oral health and function. 

Our skilled dental team in Orland Park, IL, provides effective treatment to resolve and prevent gum disease for healthier, happier smiles.

What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease occurs when plaque and tartar build up on the teeth. When not properly removed, this plaque and tartar can irritate the gums. Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease. If left untreated, it can lead to more advanced forms of periodontitis. 
Early detection and treatment can address the cause of the problem, alleviate symptoms, and preserve the health of your teeth, gums, jawbone, and more. This can help prevent the need for more extensive restorative dental work down the line, such as tooth extractionbone graftingdental implants, and tooth restorations.

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Gum Disease Can Impact  Your Overall Health

Periodontal disease has been linked to an increased risk of several whole-body health concerns, such as:

  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Respiratory disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • More

Your oral health is a key component of your overall well-being. Delaying treatment for gum disease can have serious consequences for your health and quality of life. Reach out to our team for the care you need.

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Gum disease symptoms such as bad breath might seem minor. However, untreated gum disease can lead to painful infections and even tooth loss. Early detection and treatment of periodontal disease can address the issue to prevent further complications and the need for more extensive dental treatments. 

At Premier Dental & Implant Center in Orland Park, IL, we have a team of dedicated dental experts, including a highly trained periodontist, Dr. Samer Shaltoni. We now offer virtual consultations to new and returning patients to make our dental care even more accessible and convenient. 

Don't risk your dental health by letting gum disease go untreated. Contact our Orland Park dental practice online or call:

(708) 873-9709

Gum Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

We use state-of-the-art digital technology to provide our patients with the most accurate diagnosis and effective treatment for gum disease.
We use state-of-the-art digital technology to provide our patients with the most accurate diagnosis and effective treatment for gum disease.


During your initial consultation, your dentist will examine your mouth to determine if gum disease is the cause of your symptoms. We offer virtual consultations, but you may require a visit to our dental office in Orland Park, IL, so your dentist can examine your mouth in person and confirm your diagnosis.


Our dental team will take X-rays to analyze your teeth, gums, and oral structures. We use state-of-the-art digital technology to diagnose and treat our patients. 


Once your gum disease diagnosis is confirmed, your dentist will develop a treatment plan. One of the most effective treatments for gum disease is scaling and root planing. This treatment allows your dentist to deep-clean below the gum surface to address the cause of your periodontal issues.

A Closer Look at Scaling and Root Planing An Effective Gum Disease Treatment

Scaling and root planing is one of the most reliable treatments for periodontal disease. This is a nonsurgical procedure that deep cleans below the surface of the gums. It removes plaque, tartar, and other buildup from the surfaces of the tooth roots and helps prevent the further spread of bacteria. It also smooths the root surfaces to allow the gums to reattach to the teeth. This treatment option can help you prevent the progression of gingivitis and periodontitis.

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Preventing Gum Disease

Proper oral hygiene can keep bacteria to a minimum and help prevent periodontal issues like gingivitis or periodontitis. Here are some tips to keep your teeth and gums healthy:

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

Brushing and flossing are critical to good oral health. Brush for two minutes or longer with a soft-bristled brush and be sure the floss reaches below your gumline. This not only prevents buildup but also prevents bacteria from spreading.

Visit Your Dentist 

Regular visits to our dental office in Orland Park, IL, can help us catch issues before they become worse. Regular dental cleanings can also help prevent plaque and tartar from building up on your teeth and irritating your gums.

Don't Use Tobacco

Tobacco use can increase your risk of gingivitis and periodontitis, as well as tooth loss, infections, and more. It is best for your oral health and overall health to stop using tobacco products.