Do your gums bleed when you floss? Do they look red or swollen? If so, you could be in the beginning stages of gum disease. The good news is that gingivitis is completely reversible with in-office treatments and proper home care. However, if left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontal disease, which can result in tooth loss, infections, and an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. At Willow Creek Family Dentistry, Dr. Eric Dunn will check for the signs of early gum disease and monitor the condition of your gums, because healthy gums are a fundament part of great oral health. To learn more about how we can diagnose and treat gum disease in Oxford, Ohio, we encourage you to contact us today at 513-523-7541 and schedule an appointment with our dentist.