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Healthy gums are an essential foundation to a healthy smile. Without healthy gums to support your teeth, they may loosen, fall out, and even cause bone loss. At Dayton Comprehensive Dentistry, our dentists, Dr. Cory Sellers, Dr. Ryan Platt, Dr. Michael Lochtefeld, and Dr. Caitlin Lochtefeld offer quality periodontic treatments for patients in Springboro, Dayton, and Kettering, Ohio, who are fighting gum disease.

Gum disease is an infection of the gum tissue in your mouth that is caused by the bacteria in plaque. Plaque is a sticky film which is removed when you brush and floss your teeth. If you fail to remove this bacterial film daily by your oral hygiene routine coupled with annual dental cleanings, you can end up with periodontal disease.

Signs that you may have gum disease include the following symptoms:

– Loosened teeth in your smile.

– Swollen, bleeding, and red gums.

– Pain when you chew your food.

– Persistent bad breath that just won’t go away.

– Teeth that appear longer due to gum recession.

If you have one or more of these symptoms, you may be suffering the effects of gum disease. Please call (937) 253-3601 to schedule a visit with one of our Dayton Comprehensive Dentistry dentists for treatment. By combining diligent daily oral hygiene (brushing, flossing) at home with regular dental visits, Drs. Sellers, Platt, Lochtefeld, and Lochtefeld can help you win the battle of gum disease in Springboro, Dayton, and Kettering, Ohio. We look forward to helping you achieve a lifetime of healthy smiles!