Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease is common- but it’s also both preventable and treatable.

Gum Disease Treatment

Treating Gum Disease

Gum disease is common in the U.S., according to the National Institutes of Health. It’s preventable with regular brushings and cleanings. And if you do get gum disease, it’s also very treatable.

Poor brushing and flossing habits can let plaque—a sticky film of bacteria—build up on the teeth and harden. This might lead your gums to become red and swollen or bleed easily. In this case you might have gingivitis, which is a mild form of gum disease.

You can usually reverse mild gum disease with daily brushing and flossing. This helps get rid of plaque that can cause gum disease.

But plaque that is not removed can harden and form “tartar” that brushing doesn’t clean. Regular cleanings by a dentist or dental hygienist help remove tartar.

Untreated gingivitis can lead to periodontitis, a more severe form of gum disease. In periodontitis, the gums pull away from the teeth and form pockets that become infected. This can cause tooth loss.

Find Gum Disease Treatment services at:

Tapestry – Hibbard Elementary School

4930 N Sawyer Ave
Chicago, IL 60625


Tapestry – Lakeview

3154 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60657


Tapestry – Roosevelt High School

3436 W Wilson Ave
Chicago, IL 60625


Tapestry – Senn High School

5900 N Glenwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60660


Tapestry – Wilson

845 W Wilson Ave
Chicago, IL 60640


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