Your gums are important. They do more than add to the appearance of your smile and keep your teeth aligned: They also protect your body from bacteria that can create serious hazards for your cardiovascular and respiratory systems and add complications for people who live with diabetes. There is even information indicating that gum disease may play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. To keep your smile and body healthy, our dentists and the team at Advocate Dental of Palatine offer periodontal treatments in Palatine, Illinois. Call our office at 847-359-8732 to plan your visit with Dr. George Skoog or Dr. Alla Shtilman to find out which of these treatments is right for you.