Albion Family Dental offices focus on diagnosis of gum disease at its earliest point and you will be screened for signs and symptoms of gum disease during visits to our office. Once diagnosed, treatment for gum disease can include non-surgical treatment in-office for earlier stages, and/or referral to a specialist when necessary. Signs of gum disease can include some of the following:

  • Bleeding gums

  • Puffy, red, and sore gum tissues

  • Bad breath

  • Receding gums

  • Loose teeth, possibly related to the loss of bone around the teeth

Weather you know you have signs of periodontal disease or think you may be starting to show some symptoms, we can help to slow or even stop the disease process to prevent the loss of your teeth. It is important to remember that follow-up care at the recommended intervals (often every 3 months) is necessary to reduce risk for progression of disease. Today we know that if left untreated, gum disease can increase risk for other conditions including pre-term delivery with pregnancy, respiratory disease, diabetes, and heart disease.

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