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If you ever contract gum disease – from the mild gingivitis to full-on periodontitis – you need to have it treated quickly. You definitely don’t want to delay treatment. Doing so puts you at risk of losing teeth and developing an infection deep in your jaw bone.

However, gum disease treatment is effective. Today, we’re going to look at what treatment involves. We’ll also touch on how to know when you should come seek us out for gum disease treatment.

Treatment options
When you visit with a dentist, you’ll spend a good chunk of the first appointment going over treatment options. In some cases, you don’t have many choices. In others, you’ll have a few options. The key is to make sure that you work closely with Dr. Anthony J. Collins to make the best choice for your gum disease treatment.

What are they?
Some treatment options include root canals, dental implants, crowns, bridges, bone grafts, and surgery. Each treatment is designed to mitigate a certain stage of gum disease. For example, scaling and planing are great ways to remove tartar that causes gingivitis. You may need additional treatment on top of that, though.

Other situations, where you have severe tooth decay, will likely require root canals. Afterward, you’ll look at different options to replace your damaged teeth.

When do I need treatment?
The moment you notice anything is wrong, you need to come see the team here at Gentle Dental Care in Mundelein, Illinois. From swollen gums that bleed easily, to infections around your teeth, any sign that something is wrong is a sign to come and see us.

To learn more, or to make an appointment, call us today at 847-566-5350.