Periodontal (gum) care focuses on caring for the gums and preventing and treating periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a serious condition that begins with the accumulation of plaque on the teeth and gums. If the plaque is not removed, bacteria from the plaque attack and irritate the gums. In its advanced stages, untreated periodontal disease can lead to loss of the teeth, gums, and surrounding bone. Periodontal disease has also been linked to several serious health problems, including:

  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Diabetes

Minor cases of periodontal disease can be treated with non-surgical procedures, but more advanced cases may require surgical treatments to save the gums, teeth, and bone. If your gums are red, swollen, or bleed easily, we urge you to your Maineville dentists at Riversbend Dental today. We are eager to help you restore your oral health!