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Most patients spend a lot of time thinking about the health of their pearly whites, but not much when it comes to gum tissue. Yet, without the support of your gums, the teeth can become loose, fall out, and result in bone loss. For patients in Corvallis, Albany and Philomath, Oregon who have gum disease, Dr. Ryan D. Sparks offers periodontal treatment to restore oral health.

Gum disease is an oral condition where infected gum tissue results from bacteria in dental plaque. Plaque is the sticky film you remove when you brush and floss your teeth. If this bacterial film isn’t removed through daily oral care and regular dental cleanings, gum disease can prevail.

Signs that you may have gum disease include the following:

– Pain whenever you chew.

– Bad breath that just won’t go away.

– Teeth that feel loose.

– Swollen, bleeding, or red gums.

– Teeth appearing longer because of receding gums.

If these symptoms are sounding familiar to you, you may have gum disease. Please call 541-754-9322 to schedule an appointment with our skilled dentist for treatment. Treatment for gum disease at our practice may include increased dental cleanings, improved at-home oral hygiene care, antibiotic treatment, scaling and root planing (deep cleanings), or gum surgery.

Dr. Ryan D. Sparks and our team are always happy to help you keep your smile healthy in Corvallis, Oregon. We look forward to helping you achieve a lifetime of healthy smiles!