What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease, which is also referred to as gingivitis, is a condition primarily caused by bacteria found in plaque or tartar. Unfortunately, gingivitis can be difficult to recognize, but our talented dentist, Dr. Thomas E. Wold, has the skill and experience to recognize gingivitis. We urge you to call us if you are suffering from any of these symptoms of periodontal disease:

  • Swollen, red, or tender gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Bleeding gums
  • Painful chewing
  • Loose teeth
  • Teeth that are overly sensitive

How serious is gingivitis?

Gingivitis can lead to a variety of oral complications including inflamed or swollen gums, guns that bleed easily or even gums that pull away from teeth. If left untreated, periodontal disease can ultimately lead to the loss of gum tissue, teeth, or bone. At Dr Thomas E. WOLD Dentistry, we have the ability to diagnose and prevent gingivitis before it becomes a serious problem. The treatments we may recommend depend on your individual needs, but can range from improved dental hygiene to surgery. If you would like more information about gingivitis in Bend, Oregon, we invite you to call o contact our office today. Our team is devoted to helping you have a healthy smile for life.