Understanding Periodontal Disease at Magical Smiles, Plainfield, IL

Welcome to Magical Smiles, the home of comprehensive dental care in Plainfield, IL. One area of our expertise lies in addressing periodontal disease, a common but serious gum infection that can lead to severe complications if left untreated. Here, we delve into what periodontal disease is, its causes, and how our dedicated team, led by Dr. Vineet Sharma, can help you maintain your oral health.

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, begins as a bacterial infection in the mouth that can progress and potentially lead to tooth loss due to the destruction of the tissue that surrounds your teeth. It often starts as gingivitis, characterized by red, swollen gums that bleed easily. Without appropriate care, it can escalate to periodontitis, leading to gums pulling away from the teeth and forming pockets that become infected.

Causes of Periodontal Disease

Our mouths are full of bacteria, which, combined with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless “plaque” on teeth. While brushing and flossing can get rid of this plaque, it can harden and form “tartar” that regular brushing doesn’t clean. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist can remove tartar.

Several factors can enhance the likelihood of developing periodontal disease, including smoking, hormonal changes in women, diabetes, other illnesses and their treatments, and genetic susceptibility.

Treating Periodontal Disease

At Magical Smiles, we provide personalized, effective treatment plans to manage periodontal disease, aiming to control the infection and halt the progression of the disease. Depending on the severity of your condition, treatment options can range from non-surgical therapies that control bacterial growth to surgical treatments to restore supportive tissues.

Non-surgical treatments include professional dental cleaning and scaling and root planing. This deep-cleaning, non-surgical procedure involves removing plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line (scaling) and smoothing rough spots on the tooth root (planing), which can remove bacteria and provide a clean surface for the gums to reattach to the teeth.

If non-surgical treatments don’t restore your oral health, we may recommend surgical treatments such as flap surgery or bone and tissue grafts. Rest assured, Dr. Sharma and our skilled team prioritize patient comfort and utilize state-of-the-art technologies for all procedures.

Affordable Pricing and Insurance Options

At Magical Smiles, we strive to provide high-quality, affordable periodontal treatment. We accept a wide range of insurance plans and offer flexible payment options for patients without insurance. We believe that everyone deserves access to quality dental care, regardless of their financial circumstances. Our team is here to help you navigate insurance claims and provide clarity on our cost structures.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you’re experiencing signs of periodontal disease, don’t delay treatment. Early intervention is key to preserving your oral health and beautiful smile. We welcome you to join our family at Magical Smiles, where Dr. Sharma and our experienced team provide top-tier, patient-centered dental care.

Reach out to us today at 815-436-2406 to schedule your appointment. Let us partner with you on your journey to optimal oral health and the confidence that comes with a healthy, magical smile.

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August 1, 2023

Friendly, professional and responsive. I’ll be back

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July 31, 2023

Dentist and staff were all great! I think this will be our permanent spot now. They made the kids comfortable, and took time to explain everything. Thank You!

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July 20, 2023

Courteous Efficient Good service Good value

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July 13, 2023

I came for an emergency appointment and liked this practice so much that I am making them my regular dental practice. Everyone was very friendly and professional. Dr Sharma did a great job treating my issue and it was easy and painless! I will be recommending this practice to everyone.

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July 11, 2023

The staff is genuinely friendly. Nicole, with whom I had first contact when I made my appointment, and Heather, the dental assistant were both extremely welcoming. Dr. Sharma is so kind and attentive. He communicated with me during the proceedure and put me at ease. He was also patient when numbing my mouth; making sure that I was comfortable before he continued. He called me after my visit to check and find out if I had any questions. When I called the office with a minor concern days after my visit, I received a prompt reply. I am so grateful for the doctor and his staff. I recommend his practice for everyone.

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June 28, 2023

Awesome Dentist! He was very thorough before and during the procedure. 😊 Great Customer Service & Friendly Staff. This place definitely left a smile on my face. I will recommend Magical Smiles to everyone. 😁

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June 22, 2023

I recently has my four wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Sharma. I cannot say enough good things about him and his staff. I was really nervous but he definitely put me at ease and it was such a smooth experience. His whole staff is so nice, they will definitely take care of you here.

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June 19, 2023

Can not express the amount of CARE and SYMPATHY Dr. Puri gave me without ever seeing me before. I suffered for 8 day under a different dentist. She was BOOKED but said to me, "I can not let someone suffer in pain like you are". I was like a 5 year old with tears and fears. She brushed my head and placed ice on my forehead. Communicated all steps before hand. THAT IS WHAT WE NEED IN A DENTIST. 18 MILLION STARS

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June 16, 2023

My wife and I are here in Illinois visiting old friends. Been having an issue with my teeth and gums. I knew of the problem but was unable to get it taken care of before leaving home in New Mexico. My problem worsened. A friend recommended Dr. Jyoti Puri. I was able to get in due to a cancellation. Staff was great in helping me get my records from New Mexico. Everyone from start to finish was exceptional. My dental issue was worse than I thought. Dr. Puri explained clearly in terms I could understand and presented me with some options. Her care and skills made my procedure as painless as possible. Her surgical assistants Michelle and Griselda also were great with x rays and assisting in the procedure. 5 STARS PLUS! HIGHLY RECCOMMEND