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Dr. Gabriela Duraes

Your Partner in Periodontal Care

At Blooming Smiles Dental Studio, we understand the importance of maintaining optimal oral health, including caring for your gums. Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a common condition affecting millions of people worldwide. Ignoring the health of your gums can have serious consequences for your overall well-being. That's why we are here to provide you with comprehensive periodontal care to ensure your smile stays healthy.
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Why People Love Blooming Smiles Dental Studio

Vicente J.
Dr Gabriela is great, She has been our dentist for year and it is the best care we have even have. I have a broke tooth and was able to have a emergency appointment in no time. Definitely recommended!
Sarah H.
Blooming Smiles Dental Studio is simply the best. I can't recommend them more. The staff is very accommodating and friendly. Dr. Gabriella is truly the sweetest woman you'll meet. They explain everything to you thoroughly and make sure you are you comfortable during your appointment. If I could rate them higher than 5 stars I truly would!
Peter
Blooming Smiles has been absolutely amazing. The staff there is always incredibly friendly and willing to answer questions about what they're doing. They also do a lot to make patients comfortable during appointments and it makes for a great experience.
Nina G.
I live pretty far from this location but I am willing to make the drive. Dr. Duraes is amazing. She takes the time to explain everything and is upbeat and personable. I have been going here for years and would not dream of switching to a different provider. Thank you to Dr. Duraes and her team for their excellent care!
Nikki
This is the perfect place for people who otherwise are scared of going to the dentist. Dr Gabriela and the team are wonderful and very knowledgable! My family and I have gone here for years and have always had pleasant experiences. The office is hygienic, everything is done in as painless manner as possible, and the environment is warm and positive.
Maristela B.
Dr. Gabriella and her staff are amazing. My kids used to be afraid to go to the dentist, but not anymore. Angelica, the receptionist, is super kind, helpful and hardworking. She’s the best. I highly recommend Blooming Smiles!
Kevin H.
Dr. Gabriella is far and away my favorite dentist ever! I’ve been going to her for over 10 years. She’s highly skilled, trustworthy, and personable. She did a perfect job on my porcelain cap and I like being able to book an appt in the city if needed!
Kristian V.
Dr. Gabriela is fantastic! She's quick, efficient, personable, and gives you as much time as you need to ask questions or give concerns, unlike a lot of doctors and dentists that hardly give you the time of day. Also has a wonderful infectious personality that puts you in a good mood! I definitely won't be going anywhere else!
Leonardo G.
Service completely awesome! Doctor Gabriela is a great professional, always makes sure you are doing ok. Always great feedback from her and always very kind and respectful. Dental Studio very well organized, clean, great staff, modern too. Will come back again for sure.
Kelly S.
Amazing group of people! From the front office ladies to the most amazing Dentist in the entire Chicago-land area. Dr. Gabriela is by far one of the most kind, caring, energetic and understanding dentist I’ve ever come across. Thank you for your amazing work! Going to the dentist has become one of my favorite activities!!
Janice P.
I happened office by accidentally looking for a different dental office. It was the best accident I’ve ever had!! They have the most Up-to-date equipment, and the teethcleaning is a third of the time of cleanings in the past. Not to mention, everyone is very very friendly and concerned and helpful. Best dental office around!!
Fabiola P.
I highly recommend Dr Gabriela! Great professional that examines and provides all solutions ! Her staff threats me very kindly as soon as I step in the front door. Location is easy to access by car or by train! I could not be in better hands!
Jason D.
Dr. Gabriela is fantastic. Besides her deep knowledge and outstanding technique, she’s always takes the time to explain the procedures, and execute them perfectly. I have nothing but great things to say about Blooming Smile Studio.
Karolina B.
Dr. Gabriela is the absolute best. She is knowledgeable, kind, and thorough. She is an expert in this field and has given me the most amazing care. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. I trust her and highly recommend her to anyone needing dental work.
Helen M.
Dr. Gabriela and her team are amazing! Courtesy and professionalism are their staple! Her clinic is immaculate clean ! This is the place that me and my family trust!

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is an infection that affects the tissues surrounding and supporting your teeth. It is primarily caused by bacteria present in plaque, a sticky film that forms on the teeth. When plaque isn't regularly removed through proper oral hygiene practices, it hardens into tartar, which can only be removed by a professional dental cleaning.

The Common Causes of Gum Disease

Gum disease can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Poor oral hygiene habits
  • Tobacco use
  • Hormonal changes
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Certain medications
  • Chronic illnesses such as diabetes

The Most Common Symptoms of Gum Disease

Recognizing the symptoms of gum disease is crucial in its early detection and treatment. Look out for the following signs:

  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Bleeding gums, especially during brushing or flossing
  • Receding gumline or the appearance of longer teeth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Changes in your bite or the fit of your dentures

Treating Gum Infections

If you're experiencing the signs and symptoms of gum disease, it's crucial to seek professional treatment to prevent the condition from worsening. At Blooming Smiles Dental Studio, we offer comprehensive gum infection treatment tailored to your unique needs. Our expert team of periodontal specialists will guide you through the following steps:

  • Evaluation and Diagnosis: Our skilled team will carefully assess your gum health through a thorough examination, including measurements of gum pockets, X-rays, and a discussion of your symptoms and medical history.
  • Non-surgical Treatment: In many cases, gum disease can be effectively treated without surgery. Our team will develop a personalized treatment plan, which may include deep cleaning techniques such as scaling and root planing.
  • Scaling and Root Planing: This nonsurgical procedure involves removing plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline and smoothing the tooth roots to eliminate bacteria and promote healing. This treatment allows your gums to reattach to your teeth properly.
  • Maintenance and Follow-up: Following your gum infection treatment, our team will provide detailed instructions on maintaining optimal gum health at home. We will also schedule regular check-ups and cleanings to monitor your progress and prevent future complications.

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The Importance of Gum Care

Taking care of your gums is not just about preserving your smile; it's an essential part of maintaining your overall health. Here are the top three reasons why you should prioritize gum care:

What Happens During a Dental Cleaning

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Prevent Tooth Loss

Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults. By keeping your gums healthy, you are ensuring the stability and longevity of your teeth, allowing you to maintain a functional and beautiful smile.

Protect Your General Health

Numerous studies have linked gum disease to various systemic health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, respiratory problems, and even complications during pregnancy. By keeping your gums healthy, you are reducing the risk of developing these serious health issues.

Enhance Aesthetics

Healthy gums contribute to a beautiful smile. By maintaining proper gum care, you can keep your gums pink, firm, and free from inflammation, ensuring that your smile looks its best.
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Dr. Gabriela Duraes

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Experience Excellence in Dental Care with a Welcoming Atmosphere

At Blooming Smile Dental Studio, we believe that excellent dental care goes beyond mere treatments. We understand that your comfort and oral health are of utmost importance. That's why we offer a unique combination of flexible scheduling, a relaxing atmosphere, and a commitment to cutting-edge technology. When you choose us, you're choosing a dental practice that truly cares about your family's well-being.

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Frequently Asked
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Can gum disease be reversed?

While gum disease cannot be completely reversed, it can be managed and controlled with proper treatment and ongoing care. Early-stage gum disease, known as gingivitis, can be reversed through professional dental cleanings and improved oral hygiene practices. However, advanced gum disease, known as periodontitis, may require more comprehensive treatment to prevent further damage.

How is gum disease treated?

The treatment for gum disease depends on its severity. Mild cases may be treated with non-surgical techniques such as deep cleaning (scaling and root planing), which involves removing plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline. In more advanced cases, surgical interventions like gum surgery or bone grafting may be necessary.

Is gum disease linked to other health conditions?

Research suggests that gum disease is associated with several systemic health conditions, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Respiratory problems
  • Stroke
  • Preterm birth and low birth weight

Maintaining healthy gums is not only important for your oral health but also for your overall well-being. By preventing and treating gum disease, you may reduce the risk of developing these serious health issues.

How can I prevent gum disease?

Preventing gum disease starts with adopting good oral hygiene habits, including:

  • Brushing your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush
  • Flossing daily to remove plaque and debris from between your teeth
  • Using an antimicrobial mouthwash to help control bacteria
  • Visiting your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and check-ups
  • Eating a balanced diet and limiting sugary foods and drinks
  • Avoiding tobacco products

By incorporating these practices into your daily routine, you can significantly reduce the risk of developing gum disease.

When should I see a dentist for gum disease?

If you experience any symptoms of gum disease or notice changes in your gum health, it's important to schedule an appointment with your dentist or periodontist. They can evaluate your condition, provide an accurate diagnosis, and recommend appropriate treatment options to address your specific needs.

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