While healthy teeth are a top priority at Bell Dental Group, we want to ensure your family’s gums are healthy, too! Dr. Chuck Bell has received advanced training in periodontology. He and other members of our team can care for your family’s gums as well as their teeth. Our Cincinnati gum disease treatment can:Dr. Charles Bell on Gum Disease Treatment Read Transcript
You know, gum disease if you look at the stats is a very prevalent problem in our population. Over half the population has it and if you literally want to keep your teeth through your life it has to be addressed. We're very attuned to that a lot of continued Ed (education) in that area for hygienists are excellent at treating it, diagnosing it, and maintaining healthy gums over a long period of time is very critical. We do a lot of non-surgical procedures, deep cleanings, root plannings that kind of things to eliminate the infection and inflammation of the tissues. I actually did go back for some postgraduate work and in periodontics, so I do a fair amount of the actual Perio-surgery if that's needed. It's not needed in a lot of cases but it was done, we do it in-house also.
- Restore your gums to a natural, healthy state
- Prevent bigger problems like tooth loss
- Improve your breath
- Give you confidence to show others a full smile again
If you see blood in your saliva after brushing and flossing, you may have gum disease. If you think you could benefit from a gum disease treatment, contact Bell Dental Group today at 513-802-9440. Our office is located at 2767 Erie Ave. in the Hyde Park area.
Smile Easier With Our Comprehensive Gum Disease Treatment Options
So an emphasis on gum health has taken a different importance in the last decade. We've known for a long time that periodontal disease, gum disease can really harm someone's dental health. Irreversible jawbone loss is not a good place to be, so that's really important. In addition, the research has been coming out over the last 10 or 15 years that gum health and body health are very, very much interrelated. So it's called the systemic link between gum health and systemic health. A lot of things with heart disease, memory loss, lightweight babies at birth, that's very much linked to the health of the mouth in the gum health sense. So we offer a wide range of services in that regard to tailor the treatment to get that patient back to being healthy. That can range from routine cleanings and checkups to a bit more involved, what's called scaling and root planing, deep cleanings. It could involve localized gum surgical procedures. All those things are in our comfort zone to make sure our patients are healthy.
We can also relieve gum inflammation using the following special techniques:
- Scaling, a deep cleaning of your tooth roots and gum tissue
- Root planing, a process where we smooth your tooth roots to prevent bacteria from accumulating there
- Perio Protect®, an at-home treatment that uses customized trays filled with medication to relieve gum disease
If you have advanced gum disease, we may recommend gum disease surgery. Depending on your unique case, we will repair or replace your:
- Jawbone structure
- Bone and/or gum tissue
- Gum ligaments
Know the Common Symptoms of Gum Disease
Did you know that as many as half of all American adults suffer from some form of gum disease? Those suffering from gum disease may not even know it because they may not be displaying symptoms. To know for certain, you should visit Bell Dental Group for a checkup and professional diagnosis.
That said, if you are experiencing any of the following, you may have gum disease:
- Gums that bleed easily
- Red, tender, and/or swollen gums
- Gums that have pulled back, exposing your tooth roots
- Teeth that feel loose
- Sensitivity to hot or cold foods or beverages
- Persistent bad breath
- Pain while chewing
Improve the health of your whole smile with Cincinnati gum disease treatment from Bell Dental Group. Call us today at 513-802-9440 to schedule your appointment.