Posts Categorized: Gum Disease

How Do You Treat Gum Disease?

Knowing the dangers of gum disease, you might be more inclined to seek treatment if it develops; but what does that treatment entail? Gum disease is an infection involving bacteria nestled between your gums and teeth. As a result, your gums become inflamed and separate from your teeth, destroying your gums and the underlying jawbone… Read more »

Gum Disease’s Connection to American Heart Month

The effects of gum disease are farther-reaching than some people realize. In varying degrees, the disease affects about 70% of America’s adult population. In its most severe form, gum disease is also the leading cause of adult tooth loss. However, numerous studies have shown that the mechanisms behind gum disease can prove a significant risk… Read more »

How to Treat Gum Disease

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects over half of the adult population in the United States. It results from bacteria overwhelming your oral tissues and manipulating your immune system’s inflammatory response. Swelling is a natural response to inflammation, and when controlled, can help drive out harmful microorganisms before infection… Read more »

What is Periodontal Health, and How Important Is It?

Maintaining good periodontal health, as your Park Ridge dentists explain, is perhaps one of the most important factors in retaining all of your healthy, natural teeth. Periodontal (gum) tissue is the soft, pink tissue that surrounds and protects teeth roots as they erupt from the jawbone, and is subject to infection when oral bacteria collect… Read more »

Park Ridge Dentists: Try Our Teeth Grinding Quiz

Do you grind your teeth? When patients grind or clench their teeth, they leave their smile vulnerable to damage and medical complications such as TMJ disorder. Fortunately, at Loukas General Dentistry we provide treatment for bruxism to eliminate your teeth grinding issues. In today’s blog, your Park Ridge dentists, Dr. Maria Loukas and Dr. Thanasi… Read more »

Chicago Dentists Offer Quality Dental Care

A simple Google search reveals an array of options for Chicago residents looking for dental care. Fortunately, you don’t need to look any further than Loukas General Dentistry. We provide the latest in dental care technology for our patients. In today’s blog, your Chicago dentists, Dr. Maria Loukas and Dr. Thanasi Loukas, explain how the… Read more »

Park Ridge Implant Dentists Explore Two Notorious Oral Bacteria

As implant dentists in Park Ridge, Dr. Maria and Dr. Thanasi Loukas can expertly restore your smile from tooth loss and other devastating dental maladies. However, as part of our dedication to preserving our patients’ beautiful and vibrant smiles, your Park Ridge dentists warn that preventing such maladies is preferable to treating them. To effectively… Read more »