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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 periodontitis. 

However, early detection and treatment can address the cause, 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 bone grafting, dental implants, and tooth restorations.

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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 unaddressed. Contact our Orland Park dental practice online or call:

(708) 873-9709

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It took me a long time to find a dentist I’m comfortable with and I trust. Dr. Lagesse is amazing…knowledgeable, friendly, and compassionate. The rest of the staff is wonderful. I cannot recommend this practice enough!

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The best experience ever. I hated dentists all of my life. However, this experience was a positive experience. I'm definitely going to revisit their office and make them my official dentist. Im blessed.

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Gum Disease Can Impact  Your Overall Health

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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
  • And 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.

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 practice 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 non-surgical procedure that deep-cleans below the surface of the gums to remove plaque, tartar, and other build-up along the surfaces of the tooth roots. It also smooths the root surfaces to minimize bacteria and build-up. This treatment option can help you prevent the progression of gingivitis and periodontitis. 

Preventing Gum Disease

Proper oral hygiene can help prevent periodontal issues like gum disease. Here are some tips to keep your teeth and gums healthy:

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

Brush at least twice a day and floss daily. Brush for two minutes or longer with a soft-bristled brush, and be sure the floss reaches below your gumline. 

Visit Your Dentist 

Regular visits to our dental practice 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 periodontal disease, tooth loss, infections, and more. It is best for your oral health and overall health to stop using tobacco products.

Comprehensive Options For All Your Oral Health Needs

If you're dealing with issues like tooth loss and tooth decay in addition to gum disease, our dentists are here for you. We provide comprehensive restorative dentistry treatment options to help you achieve optimal oral health and function, no matter your needs.

We can even tackle multiple issues at once with full mouth reconstruction, a custom treatment plan that combines services like dental implants, dental crowns, gum disease treatment, and more to streamline your care.

Gum disease treatment is often the first step on the road to better oral health. It allows your dentist to create a healthy foundation for further treatments and to prevent the development of additional issues. 

How We Make Your Care Affordable

We understand that the cost of dental treatment can be a major obstacle for patients seeking to improve their oral health. We work with most insurance providers to reduce your costs, and we also accept CareCredit® for those without insurance or for those who need help managing out-of-pocket expenses. Financing allows you to split your costs into affordable monthly payments so you can get the care you need without breaking the bank. 

"The only regret I have is I didn’t find you all sooner!" More Reviews From Happy Patients


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Honestly best dentist I’ve ever been to hands down! I have had fillings, root canals, and crowns and I’m lucky I came to this establishment. Dr. Lagesse is everything you look for in a dentist, friendly, always smiling and outgoing, makes sure your comfortable, taking some extra time to make sure it’s just right, I love how she doesn’t rush it at all, not to mention, the procedures are soo smooth, and she’s good at numbing the perfect spots, she really knows what she’s doing! The staff are amazing! Soo comforting, very friendly, outgoing, and makes for a looked forward to visit! Thank you Premier Dental and Implant Center! The only regret I have is I didn’t find you all sooner! TRY THIS PLACE OUT, YOU WONT REGRET IT!

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Tracie McDaniel


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My 19 year old daughter is a very anxious dental patient. From the moment we came for the consult through the procedure and follow up, she was comfortable and we felt well taken care of. The entire staff goes above and beyond to help you feel comfortable and genuinely cared for! They explain everything that needs to be done instead of surprising you later with regards to time to complete, cost, etc. She needed 3 root canals under anesthesia. The entire dental team rocked!!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!! The office is very modern, clean and beautiful too! It is quite apparent this staff cares about each aspect of the practice!

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Premier Dental & Implant Center

At Premier Dental & Implant Center, we provide high-quality dental care for your entire family. Dr. Yamen Akhras and our team offer a full range of dental services. We are also proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • Chicago Dental Associations
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists

For more information about our services, contact our office online or call (708) 873-9709 today.

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