Parker M Jarvis DDS
General Dentist
     
555 West Schrock Road Suite 120 = Westerville = OH 43081 = (614) 882-5208
 

Gum Disease
 

The American Dental Association says that over 75-80% of all adults, even in the Westerville, Columbus and New Albany area, have or will have some form of gum disease.

Gum disease, or more correctly called "periodontal disease", is a bacterial infection in the gums and supporting structures of the teeth.  It can be divided into several categories.

The first stage is called "gingivitis" and is characterized by gum tissue that is red, puffy, and bleeds easily when touched with a toothbrush, floss or dental instrument.

The second, third, and fourth stages are initial, moderate, and advanced "periodontal disease", respectively.  These stages are different from gingivitis because the infection has destroyed the bone supporting the teeth, causing eventual tooth loss.  At Parker M Jarvis DDS & Associates Inc the treatment is more involved at these stages, usually consisting of a special cleaning with anesthesia and sometimes gum surgery.

Please call Parker M Jarvis DDS & Associates Inc at (614) 882-5208 for a complete evaluation of your potential gum disease.

 

Gum Disease
In Westerville Ohio and the surrounding
Columbus - New Albany - Gahanna - Worthington OH areas.

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Dr. Jarvis is licensed to perform all listed services as a general dentist. This provider is not a specialist in family, crowns,
gum disease, sedation, prosthodontics, orthodontics, endodontics, cosmetic, whitening, implants and non-specialty interest
areas that require no specific educational training to advertise this service.