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Galesburg Periodontal Therapy

Some folks are more prone to periodontal infections than others – and it can happen for multiple reasons. Sometimes it is simply a matter of genetics. If your parents had gum disease, you might too. Other times it is because of illnesses or medications. For some, poor hygiene during orthodontics can contribute. Other times, it creeps up because of dental phobias and skipped cleanings. Whatever the reason, whatever the case, The Dental Group of Galesburg can help. Gum disease can be present, causing inflammation in your mouth and your body, with very few symptoms. Watch out for things like:

  • Chronic bad breath (halitosis)
  • Gum tenderness
  • Suddenly looser teeth
  • Bleeding when brushing and flossing (bleeding is never normal)
  • Bumps or abscesses at the gumline
  • Swollen, red, or inflamed gum tissue
  • Root exposure or gum recession

But even if you don’t notice a single symptom, your family dentist in Galesburg may discover the early signs of infection and recommend treatments. Don’t forget: gum disease has been linked to everything from cardiovascular illness to erectile dysfunction and cancer. We can treat even advanced gum disease through enhanced cleanings using the ultrasonic scaler, laser treatments to sterilize and heal. Your gums will be in the pink in no time!