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Periodontal Services in Waukegan, Illinois

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Periodontal Services in Waukegan, Illinois

You can trust the health of your gums to our skilled dental team. Our certified dentists at Holy Family Dental Clinic can take care of all your periodontal needs.

(847) 360-3045


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Healthy gums are essential to having a healthy smile, but sometimes you need special care to keep your gums in optimal shape. That is why our team at Holy Family Dental Clinic offers periodontal (gum) services to help you achieve full mouth health. Whether you have gingivitis, periodontitis, or another gum condition, we are here to serve!

What Causes Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, is generally caused by the accumulation of built-up bacterial plaque and tartar in your mouth. The build-up of plaque and tartar is typically the result of poor oral hygiene. Bacteria from the plaque attack your gums and the tooth-supporting structures of your teeth, causing infections.

While poor oral hygiene is the most common cause, other health or lifestyle factors can increase your risk of developing gum disease. These factors can include:

  • Family history
  • Stress
  • Smoking and tobacco use
  • Certain medications
  • Diabetes
  • Hormonal changes due to puberty, pregnancy or menopause

Is Periodontal Disease Serious?

Gum disease may seem like a small problem, but it can cause severe dental health concerns. If left untreated, gum disease has been linked to increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, pneumonia, and osteoporosis. It can also cause infections in the jawbones, leading to permanent tooth loss. Early detection and treatment are critical to maintaining overall oral and physical well-being. Symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Red, swollen, or puffy gums
  • Tender gums
  • Bleeding when brushing and flossing
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Receding gum tissue
  • Loose or shifting teeth

If you experience one or more of these symptoms, call Holy Family Dental Clinic as soon as possible. We will perform a thorough examination and develop a treatment plan that’s right for you. Our team is dedicated to providing quality care at affordable prices so you can smile with pride.

How Can I Prevent Periodontal Disease?

The best way to prevent gum disease is to practice good at-home oral hygiene as instructed by our dental healthcare professionals. It is also essential to schedule regular cleanings. Cleanings every six months can prevent the development of plaque and tartar, keeping the gums healthy and reducing the risk of infection.

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How Is Gum Disease Treated?

Our team performs scaling and root planing procedures to remove build-up plaque and tartar and help clear the infection. Also called a deep cleaning, scaling and root planing involves removing the bacterial build-up from above and below the gum line.

Do You Accept Insurance?

Yes, we do! Holy Family Dental Clinic accepts most major dental insurance plans. We also offer affordable patient financing options through CareCredit and Lending Point. Be sure to ask about our convenient in-house payment plans.

Do You Accept Same-day Emergency Appointments?

Yes, we do. At Holy Family Dental Clinic, we want to make sure you receive care when it’s most convenient for you. We also offer evening and weekend appointments to accommodate your busy schedule. For convenient same-day dental care, call or visit your trusted local Waukegan dentists today!

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Children's Play Area

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Multilingual Practice

Our team speaks English, Spanish, and Hindi for your convenience.

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Comprehensive Dental Care

Comprehensive Dental Care

We welcome patients of all ages and care needs, including young children, seniors, and special needs patients.

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