Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a damaging dental condition which affects your gums, and can also affect your teeth and supporting bones if allowed to progress. Dr. Kevin Wolf and Dr. Larry Osborne check for signs of gum disease during your routine dental checkups. If you are diagnosed with this condition, we will work with you to create a treatment plan to fight the disease and improve your oral health.

What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is an infection caused by harmful bacteria in your mouth. These bacteria infect and inflame your gum tissue, and if not treated promptly, will eventually lead to gum recession, tooth loss and bone loss. Common signs of gum disease include:

  • Red, swollen and tender gums
  • Easy bleeding of the gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Pain when chewing
  • Loose teeth
  • Receding gums

Gum Disease Treatments

Your treatment plan will depend on the severity of the disease and on your unique needs. There are a variety of treatment options available, ranging from additional dental cleanings and improved at-home oral hygiene to scaling and root planing, antibiotic treatment and gum surgery. Our dentists will discuss your options with you and design an individualized treatment plan that will meet your needs and help halt the progression of the disease.

Schedule An Appointment

Contact Wolf and Osborne LTD today at 217-875-7600 to schedule your appointment with our dentists and learn more about gum disease treatment in Decatur, Illinois.