Are your gums red or swollen? Have you noticed abnormal pain or tenderness in your gums? Do you notice that your gums bleed easily? If you answered, “yes,” to these questions, you may suffer from gum disease, which is also known as periodontal disease. Other warning signs of gingivitis, the earliest stage of periodontal disease, include persistent bad breath or pain and sensitivity in the teeth. Gum disease is caused by bacteria found in plaque and tartar. If periodontal disease is not properly treated, it can result in loss of the teeth, supporting bone structure and gum tissue. In fact, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults over the age of 35 years. Periodontal disease has also been linked to several health problems, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, pregnancy complications and more.
The Dental Loft is pleased to provide high-quality, gentle gum treatment in Beavercreek, Ohio, to help you prevent these serious consequences. Gum disease treatment is based on your specific dental needs and the severity of the condition. Your personal gum treatment plan may include extra dental cleanings, antibiotic treatment, deep cleanings (called scaling and root planing), a strict at-home oral hygiene regimen or gum surgery. To learn more about gum treatment and how it can improve the health of your smile, we invite you to call 937-912-0101 or visit us today. Our gentle dentist, Dr. Lan-anh Bui-Saha, while help restore your healthy, vibrant smile.