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Periodontic Dentistry

Periodontic Dentistry is the study of your gum health.  Gum disease is treatable and will aid in making your whole self healthier. Gum disease can be directly linked to Heart Disease, so it is very important to contact us if you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease.

  • Bad Breath
  • Toothache
  • Bright Red Gums
  • Bleeding or Tender Gums
  • Loose Teeth or Tooth Loss

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Gum Disease Treatment

In the current world that we live in, it has become increasingly difficult to pay attention to our health & hygiene. As such, we develop unhealthy eating & lifestyle habits quite easily. This leads to a plethora of issues including dental issues like gum diseases, tooth decays, and so more. While these issues might appear quite common, these are highly complicated and might affect the rest of our lives when left untreated.

Gum disease is one of the most common dental issues faced by several individuals out there. It is the inflammation of the gum line that can make progress to reach the bones surrounding & supporting your teeth. There are three separate stages of gum disease including gingivitis, periodontitis, & advanced periodontitis –ranging from the least to maximum severity.

Signs & Symptoms of Gum Disease

If you are dealing with gum disease, your gums will start showing some signs or symptoms to help you diagnose the same in time. Once you have become familiar with the symptoms related to gum disease, you can ask your dental expert to carry out the required treatment.

Gum disease can turn out to be completely painless. Therefore, it is usually not treated that seriously. Here are some common signs to look out for:

  • Easy bleeding of the gums during brushing or flossing
  • Red, swollen, tender gums
  • Gums receding or moving away from the tooth
  • Persistent bad taste or bad odor in the mouth
  • Loosened teeth
  • A sudden change in the way the teeth stand together
  • Visible pus accumulating around the teeth & gums
  • Dull or sharp pains while chewing food


Depending on the severity of your gum disease, your dental specialist will let you know about the stage of gum disease –gingivitis, periodontitis, or advanced periodontitis. Then, proper treatment is suggested to help reduce the swelling in your gums and related symptoms. Some of the common treatments with respect to gum disease include root planning, scaling, and even laser treatments in more serious conditions. A gum disease treated soon enough is the best for your dental health.

Bad Breath

Bad breath turns out to be an unpleasant experience. The disturbing point here is that those suffering from bad breath are mostly unaware of the fact and thus, end up gathering unpleasant responses & feedbacks from the people around them. There are several reasons that lead to bad breath –right from personal hygiene to serious dental issues or complications that you must be aware of. When left untreated, the issue of bad breath could only worsen making it more difficult for you to face people around. Therefore, it is important to get proper bad breath treatment as soon as possible.

Bad breath is also referred to as “halitosis” in dental terminology and might turn out to be an embarrassing situation for those suffering from it. Certain health conditions, food items, and lifestyle habits are usually the most common reasons for bad breaths in individuals. In most general cases, you can improve bad breath with certain dietary and hygiene modifications. However, if simple care tips & routine might not help, then it is high time that you should consult your dental specialist.


The odors of bad breath condition might vary significantly –based on the source of the underlying problem. As it is quite difficult to assess your own level of bad breath odors, you can consult your family member or close friend to analyze the situation for you.


For reducing bad breath and lowering your risks of dental issues, it is recommended that you should practice proper dental hygiene on a daily basis. Some of the additional dental measures might include:

  • Toothpaste & Mouth Rinses: You must rinse your mouth thoroughly after consuming food. This will lessen the accumulation of bacteria in your mouth and thus, reduce the production of any bad odor.


  • Treatment of Associated Dental Disease: If you tend to have any specific dental disease like a gum disease causing the bad breath, you must get it treated as soon as possible. Your dental expert might even suggest replacing faulty teeth restorations that serves to be a breeding ground for the bacteria causing the odor.

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Contact Us — (630) 420-2790 in Naperville or (708) 361-1484 in Orland Park (Ortho Only)

“It is always a pleasure to visit the office of Dr. Larry Lenz, a professional with years of experience and impressive knowledge, ability and caring manner. His dental hygienist, Sarah, is thorough and gentle, pleasant and friendly. The receptionist, Sonja, is always helpful and considerate. I recommend Dr. Lenz to all of our friends and family.”

Hope B.


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For your convenience, we offer evening hours until 9:00 p.m. on Tuesdays & Thursdays.  Dr. Lenz and his dedicated team strive to offer all the advantages of high quality, comprehensive dental care for you and your family.  Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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