We Have Decades of Experience Treating Gum Disease

Smile Big Dental Specialists provides world-class periodontics to Oakbrook Terrace, IL residents, helping them to treat gingivitis and periodontitis. Our specialists understand how to cater their treatment regimens to each patient’s unique needs, challenges, and personality. We know the word “disease” is a loaded one, so we operate with compassion and excellent bedside manner. We carefully explain the nature of your condition and how we plan to treat it. Contact us today to schedule a cleaning or to receive treatment for gum disease.

Gingivitis and Why You Should Take It Seriously

Just because gingivitis is the less severe form of periodontal disease doesn’t mean you should ignore it. Patients who have gingivitis suffer from inflammation of their gums caused by excessive plaque buildup. When you do not address plaque, it can turn into a barnacle-like substance and form tartar. Eventually, it hardens, making it challenging to remove. As it grows, it infects your gums, causing redness and bleeding you might not necessarily see. Most importantly, gingivitis can transform into its more severe cousin, periodontal disease.

How Gingivitis Progresses to Periodontitis

As the plaque turns to calculus and hardens, it is essential to remove it. Treating gingivitis at the point of attack is crucial to avoiding periodontal disease, which can have devastating impacts on your oral and overall health. Moderate periodontitis results in gum separation from the teeth and early to moderate bone loss. Severe and advanced periodontitis will result in severe bone loss, deep pockets, and tooth loss. But it is the overall health dangers that patients should consider when seeking treatment. Bacteria can travel from beneath the gums and into your bloodstream, which can cause heart trouble.

Avoid Gum Disease With At-Home and In-Office Care

Gum disease might sound scary, but it is avoidable. Be vigilant at home and brush and floss daily. But more importantly, do not neglect your regular visits to our practice. Professional dental cleanings are the only way to wholly remove plaque and tartar from your teeth before it hardens and seeps into your gum line. Gum disease is notoriously difficult to treat, and we want to help patients avoid tooth and bone loss, as well as the scarier health impacts of periodontal disease.

Why People Love Us

Client Testimonials

Gina H.

I have over 15 years experience in clinical dentistry and dental laboratory management. I can honestly say that Dr. Arredondo gives the best, most honest care that I have ever received. He does great work, its pain free, the office is clean, staff is professional. My parents also go here and they really love him as well. I've worked for a lot of Dentists who, in my opinion, treatment plan extra services just to bill extra production. That IS NOT the case at this office. They will take care of your needs and nothing more/nothing less. Rest assured. As a patient of this office for upwards of 7 years... I highly recommend Smile Big Dental Specialists.

Reyna S.

My boyfriend and I visited their new location at 1S376 Summit Ave in Oak Brook Terrace, IL and absolutely adored the place. The location was very clean and updated and the staff was friendly as well as informative! I hadn't been to the dentist in a while so I'm outdated on technology but it was amazing to see the newer instruments used for the X-rays and cleanings! My hygienist David was very gentle, kind and answered everything I had questions about. The doctor came in later after my cleaning and went over everything again and informed me on how to properly care for the issues I was having...

Kekee R.

Had a stressful procedure- thought I was going in for a consultation- With that being said, I would like to thank Dr. T & Jocelyn- both were awesome, friendly & very informative. Jocelyn was welcoming from the day I made my Initial appointment. I commend Dr T for being compassionate and caring! I will recommend this office to everyone I know! I‘m grateful to have finally found a dentist office I can trust! Worth the hassle and large amount of coins! Best dentist office around!!!! Thanks again!

Keli C.

Best dentist. Treats you like family. Easy to talk with about issues.

Our Office Location

Smile Big Dental Specialists


1S376 Summit Ave, Court A, Unit 1E
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

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Hours of Operation

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues - Thu: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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