Did you know that an estimated 80 percent of American adults have some form of gum disease, also called periodontal disease? This problem can range from gingivitis, red and swollen gums, to periodontitis, in which the gums pull away from the teeth and form pockets of infection. If not treated, gum disease can destory the bones, gums, and connective tissue that support your teeth.
At Beckett Dental Care, we will perform a thorough exam to assess your oral health and look for signs of gum disease. If we find cause for concern, Dr. Grabarz can recommend periodontal treatments, including scaling, root planing, and Arestin antibiotic therapy. With proper care, we can control periodontal disease and stop further damage. Recent studies have linked gum disease to other serious health conditions, like heart disease, diabetes complications, osteoporosis, and stroke, so don’t ignore the signs.
If your gums appear swollen or bleed when you brush, call our West Chester office immediately to schedule a complete exam. We are conveniently located for Hamilton, Fairfield, Mason, West Chester, Liberty Twp., and residents of the greater Cincinnati area.