Did you know that gum disease is linked to diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer’s?

And it is common; 6 out of 10 people have some form of the disease. We evaluate for gum disease every time you see us so together we can catch it early.

Preventing gum disease is your best defense

Your best defense against gum disease is making sure you don’t develop it in the first place. At Lisa Konz Dental Care in Libertyville, we use digital x-rays and gum measurements for early detection and prevention. We also share easy and effective tips to help you keep your gums healthy and clean at home. Few people realize just how serious gum disease can be or how it can affect your entire body, not just your mouth.

We are meticulous in our treatment of gum disease

Your treatment starts with a deep cleaning of your teeth and gums. We eradicate bacteria by removing plaque and tartar and evening out the rough patches where bacteria grow. To maintain your gum health (should you have periodontal disease) we recommend thorough cleanings quarterly with our experienced hygiene team.

With our help, you can prevent permanent damage

You can’t “undo” damage that happens as a result of gum disease. When bone breaks down it won’t grow back. But you can prevent gum disease or control its progression with consistent cleanings, periodontal examinations and proper dental hygiene.

The signs of gum disease are easy to spot

There are telltale signs of gingivitis or the beginning of periodontal disease. If your gums are swollen, red, or bleed when you brush and floss your teeth, let Dr. Konz know so she can take a look.

Contact us to learn more

Stopping gum disease before it starts is your best defense against a number of related health problems. Consider us your partner in preventing gum disease. Call Lisa Konz Dental Care at (847) 367-3050 to make an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

How you feel at the dentist is important to us

DEBBIE feels great about the service we provide and her healthy smile. We have included her comments in our Patient Testimonials.