Cincinnati Gum Disease Diagnosis and Treatment
Dr. Stacey Blume specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all stages of gum (periodontal) disease in Cincinnati. She takes a personalized approach to her patients when diagnosing, treating, and making her prognosis. Our periodontist understands that considering the whole person better helps her determine the progression of their condition, develop an appropriate treatment plan, and calculate the risk of relapse.
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Advanced Technology and Technique
Our Cincinnati gum disease specialist has equipped our office with the latest technology. From our cone beam CT scanner to the innovative pinhole grafting technique, Dr. Blume is committed to incorporating the most effective tools to provide you with a definitive diagnosis and offer treatments that are minimally invasive whenever possible on a case by case basis.
Some of the Services our practice offer include:
- Advanced Diagnostics – including a thorough visual exam, imaging, and gentle pocket depth measurement with our perio-probe.
- Non-Surgical Gum Treatments – for mild to moderate gum disease or gingivitis. This can include scaling and root planing and AirFlow periodontal therapy to lavage implants and periodontal pockets.
- Surgical Gum Treatments – for more complex forms of gum disease including periodontitis. Periodontic surgeries include gum grafting to regenerate soft tissue, pocket reduction to encourage healing, and flap surgery to clear out tartar and infected gum tissue.
- Pinhole Technique Gum Grafting –to regenerate gum tissue lost in periodontal disease. This innovative method is less invasive than conventional gum grafting, require no sutures, and features a much faster healing time.
- Bone Grafting and Preservation – for extractions, severe gum disease, or the prolonged absence of natural teeth when bone loss can occur. Dr. Blume performs bone grafting to build up patients’ jawbone for dental implants and to preserve hard and soft dental tissue after tooth extraction.
Why Restoring Your Gums is Important
The soft tissue inside your mouth guards the rest of your body against potentially harmful oral bacteria. This is why brushing twice daily is important. It’s to rid yourself of these destructive organisms that can be responsible for cavities, gum disease, and other potential threats to your systemic health, such as heart disease and diabetes. Unhealthy gums can allow oral bacteria to enter your bloodstream, which increases your risk for these conditions. As long as your gums remain infected and recessed, your likelihood of developing overall health problems will be high.
Highly Skilled and Experienced
Dr. Blume has been diagnosing and treating gum disease since 2001 in Cincinnati and considers her patients to be like family.
Dr. Blume finds great reward in making a positive impact on the health of your gums as well as your overall health. Periodontal disease is strongly linked to systemic illness. Restoring health to your gums, can not only help you avoid tooth loss but potentially heart and lung conditions.
If your gums are irritated, red, sensitive, or you have any bleeding with brushing you may have gum disease - call the Cincinnati office of Dr. Stacey Blume today for a consultation.