Periodontist Specialist for Carpentersville, IL

If you’re a resident of Carpentersville, IL, and need a periodontist, look to Dr. William J. Holevas D.D.S. He is more than a family dentist, he possesses advanced certificates in early cancer detection, advanced periodontal education in the field of Oral and Systemic Medicine, along with holding Academy of Laser Dentistry certification. Dr. Holevas and his staff can take care of any of your oral health needs from his office in Elgin.

Do I Need a Periodontist?

There are differences between a dentist and a periodontist, so it’s essential to know who best will treat your encountering issues. While a dentist takes care of the teeth, gums, and mouth, a periodontist treats the gums and the bone supporting the teeth. Advanced periodontists receive more education to provide proper oral care. Dr. William J. Holevas D.D.S. is a periodontist and dentist, and he can help you no matter what issues you have with your teeth, gums, and mouth.

The primary reason you would need a periodontal specialist is to treat periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is an often painless yet serious condition that can result in tooth loss. This gum disease is a low-grade, chronic infection of the gums around your teeth. A bacterial plaque lives in your mouth and attaches to your teeth, affecting teeth above and below the gum line. If enough collects underneath your gums and remains, an infection will start. When not properly treated, periodontal disease destroys the tooth’s attachment fibers and weakens the bone that actually supports and holds your teeth in your mouth. The bone dissolves, causing the teeth to become loose, and will eventually result in tooth loss.

Untreated, periodontal disease is the silent killer in dentistry, because those who suffer from it encounter little to no pain. Increasing research shows gum disease is a contributing factor to life-threatening problems such as diabetes, vascular disorders, and some cancers. The bloodstream of the gums is the same bloodstream that runs through your entire body. Keeping your gums and mouth free from infection supports the health of your entire system.

Schedule an Appointment with a Periodontist Today

Our periodontal specialist, Dr. Holevas, is highly experienced in treating gum disease and correcting periodontal issues. We make tooth loss prevention more accessible than ever. When you know the risks associated with gum disease and periodontal problems, you have a better chance to improve your oral health. Click at the top of the page to schedule an appointment or call our office near Carpentersville, IL, today to set up an appointment.

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