Your gums play an extremely important role in your oral and general health. Your gums protect your teeth from dental caries, help you maintain proper dental alignment and can provide the perfect accent to the appearance of your smile. But your gums also protect the rest of your body from bacteria that can create serious respiratory and cardiovascular problems. If you have noticed indications of periodontal problems, call Bowes Dental Care at 847-697-9900 and plan a visit with our dentist. Dr. Santhi Yenna and our team offer gum disease treatments in Elgin, Illinois.