Cosmetic Dentist - Joliet
2410 W. Jefferson Street Unit 108
Joliet, Illinois 60435
815-744-4443

2410 W. Jefferson Street Unit 108
Joliet, Illinois 60435

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Joliet, IL - Dental Smiles, LTD in Joliet, IL seeks qualified dentists. Responsible for providing dental services primarily to pediatric patients. DDS, DMD or a foreign academic equivalent required with a background and/or coursework in prosthodontics, periodontics, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, oral medicine and pathology, oral surgery and radiology. An EOE. Respond by fax 815-744-4460 or email to [email protected].  

 

 

 

 

Gingivitis is the medical term for early gum disease, or periodontal disease. In general, gum disease can be caused by long-term exposure to plaque, the sticky but colorless film on teeth that forms after eating or sleeping.

Gum disease originates in the gums, where infections form from harmful bacteria and other materials left behind from eating. Early warning signs include chronic bad breath, tender or painful swollen gums and minor bleeding after brushing or flossing. In many cases, however, gingivitis can go unnoticed. The infections can eventually cause the gums to separate from the teeth, creating even greater opportunities for infection and decay.

Although gum disease is the major cause of tooth loss in adults, in many cases it is avoidable.

If gingivitis goes untreated, more serious problems such as abscesses, bone loss or periodontitis can occur.

Periodontitis is treated in a number of ways. One method, called root planing, involved cleaning and scraping below the gum line to smooth the roots. If effective, this procedure helps the gums reattach themselves to the tooth structure.  However, not all instances of scaling and root planing successfully reattach the tooth to the gums.  Additional measures may be needed if the periodontal pockets persist after scaling and root planing

Pregnancy has also been known to cause a form of gingivitis. This has been linked to hormonal changes in the woman's body that promote plaque production.


Dr Samaan graduated from New York University where he obtained his DDS degree. While in school, he took 2 month honor program where he got trained at Lincolin Hospital in New York.