Dr. Hamblin and his dental team are committed to helping you prevent and treat periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease. Periodontal disease can be a serious dental problem, causing tooth loss, gum loss, and bone loss; severe cases can also contribute to health problems such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, pregnancy complications, and respiratory conditions. Periodontal disease begins with the accumulation of plaque on the teeth and gums, and can be effectively treated, especially if caught in the early stages. The signs of periodontal disease include:
- Red gums
- Swollen, tender gums
- Gums that bleed easily
- Persistent bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Receding gums or teeth that appear longer than usual
If you suffer from any of these symptoms, you may have periodontal disease; we urge you to contact Robert L. Hamblin, DDS to begin your journey back to optimal oral health. We invite you to call our dental office in Provo, Utah to schedule your consultation with our dentist and to learn more about our periodontal treatments.