If left untreated, gum (or periodontal) disease can lead to the loss of teeth, the destruction of gums, and the development of heart disease. Fortunately, our dentists are trained to identify, prevent, and treat gum disease. Drs. Quinttus, Budde, and Sullivan invite you to contact us today if you would like more information about how our team at Rahn Dental Group can treat gum diseases such as gingivitis in Dayton, Ohio.
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a degenerative condition caused by the bacteria found in plaque and calculus. If left untreated, it eventually causes gums to recede from the teeth, bone loss, and tooth loss. Gum disease has also been linked to heart disease and diabetes, among other medical conditions.
Symptoms of gum disease include:
• Swollen, red, or tender gums
• Gums that bleed easily
• Loose teeth
• Pain when chewing
• Chronic halitosis (bad breath)
• Receding gums or teeth that look longer than normal
If you notice any of these symptoms, please contact our office as soon as possible. Depending on the severity of your condition, our dentists may recommend a number of different treatments. Periodontal treatments include deep dental cleanings, improved at-home oral hygiene routines, antibiotics, scaling and root planing, or gum surgery.
For more information on gum disease treatments, and to make your appointment with our experienced dentists we welcome you to contact us at (937) 435-0324.