Dr. Juzer Chinwalla is an experienced, board-certified periodontist that has been providing contemporary, compassionate care to patients in Chicago’s western suburbs since 1995. With two private practices in Bloomingdale and Darien, he offers patients a modern facility, cutting edge technology, a collaborative and educational approach to oral health, and predictable treatments for periodontal disease, gum recession, and dental implants.
Dr. Chinwalla is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology, a recognized specialty of the American Dental Association. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1992 from Case Western Reserve University, as well as his Certificate in Clinical Periodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) from Case Western in 1995. In the past, he served on the faculty and staff of the Dental School of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Currently Dr. Chinwalla is an adjunct faculty member at the Midwestern University School of Dental Medicine and teaches continuing education courses for general dentists to encourage a team approach to periodontal care. He also regularly attends conferences and seminars that focus on the latest developments in periodontics and implant surgery, providing enormous benefits to periodontal patients.
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Periodontal disease is caused by the body’s inflammatory response to bacteria in the mouth. When bacteria are not managed, they build up on teeth and affect surrounding tissue and bone. Not only does this negatively impact oral health; it also increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic kidney and lung diseases, conditions of the prostate, and pre-term low birth weight babies.
However, signs of periodontal disease are not always obvious, and patients seldom recognize the symptoms until more aggressive treatment is required. For this reason, periodontal exams are a good idea for anyone that is conscious about oral and general health. In order to treat periodontal disease, patients should see a periodontist.
Periodontists are trained to prevent, diagnose and treat periodontal disease, as well as place dental implants and perform cosmetic procedures to restore the look and function of the mouth. In addition to four years of dental school, they receive three years of formal education in periodontics and dental implant therapy. Because of their highly specialized background, periodontists are able to offer professional services beyond those of a traditional dentist.
Dentists often refer their patients to a periodontist when periodontal disease is present or when implant therapy is necessary. However, a referral is not required to see a periodontist. In fact, there are occasions when patients may choose to go directly to a periodontist or to refer a family member or friend.
As a board-certified periodontist, Dr. Chinwalla can perform a periodontal examination to determine the health of your gums and, if necessary, orchestrate a course of corrective action. His model of comprehensive, periodontal care encompasses the latest technology, predictable treatment, safe and effective pain management, and a team approach with your family dentist.
After completion of periodontal therapy, Dr. Chinwalla emphasizes the importance of brushing and flossing at home, along with regular periodontal visits, to keep bacterial buildup at a minimum. No matter your oral health concern, it is important to understand that only a board-certified periodontist can provide the necessary levels of care for periodontal disease, gum recession and dental implants.