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 at our Cincinnati, OH dentist office.
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.
Comprehensive Gum Disease Treatment Options
Because we want the best for our patients, we have invested in some of the most cutting-edge dental technology available. Depending on your situation, we may be able to treat your gum disease with our state-of-the-art PerioLase dental laser. Compared to other options, your procedure will be more comfortable and your healing period will be much shorter.
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
Another option is 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. We will explain the process to you before we begin so you’ll know exactly what to expect. We can perform the entire procedure right here at our Cincinnati, OH dental office. Depending on your unique case, we will repair or replace your:
- Jawbone structure
- Bone and/or gum tissue
- Gum ligaments
Common Symptoms Of Gum Disease
Did you know that as many as half of all Americans 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 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