Central Illinois' Premier Specialists in PeriodonticsCharleston Office Dr. Seibert is a periodontist serving the greater Champaign-Urbana area and also the greater Charleston-Mattoon area. Our practice specializes in conservative treatment of gum disease (periodontal disease), dental implants that can replace single or multiple missing teeth, cosmetic procedures to esthetically enhance your smile, laser dentistry, and also diagnosing and treating oral pathology.We take pride in our well-trained staff, quality patient care and thorough patient education. We are committed to working in partnership with other dentists in our community to help ensure comprehensive care for you. Exceptional periodontal care, implant dentistry, laser dentistry and excellent customer service are the most important benefits we have to offer. Our goal is to assist you in maintaining a beautiful smile and reaching optimal health.Periodontal DiseasePeriodontal (gum) diseases are infections of the gums that gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. There are many different types of gum disease that may require different treatment approaches. However, dental plaque is the primary cause of periodontal (gum) disease in most people. Fortunately, brushing at least twice per day and flossing at least once per day, using the proper techniques, will prevent most periodontal conditions.