Cincinnati Periodontists Drs. Scott Silverstein and Matthew Parker Recognize Gum Disease Awareness Month, Educate Patients on Symptoms and Laser Treatment Options

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In honor of Gum Disease Awareness Month, Drs. Scott Silverstein and Matthew Parker educate area residents on the dangers of gum disease in Cincinnati, OH. Through laser technology, the doctors are able to treat even the advanced stages of periodontitis with the LANAP® protocol.

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At the Ohio Valley Center for Periodontics & Implants, Dr. Scott Silverstein and Dr. Matthew Parker recognize Gum Disease Awareness Month with education and effective action against the gum disease that Cincinnati, OH residents suffer from. Gum disease is a national epidemic that affects three out of four Americans. Caused by bacteria that thrive in pockets along the gum line, the progressive infection gets worse the longer it is left untreated. Research has even found links between active gum infection and increased risk of serious conditions such as some types of cancer, heart disease, and even stroke.

Gum disease progresses in stages as oral health is neglected. Without proper brushing and flossing habits and regular dental checkups, residue accumulates on the teeth along the gum line. Thickening and hardening over time into a yellowish layer called tartar, the buildup allows germs to thrive and begins to damage gum tissue. In the first stage of gum disease, called gingivitis, the bacteria multiply as they create pockets in the gum tissue that harbor more germs. Without dental intervention, gum disease can progress to periodontitis, leading to severe damage to gums and teeth, and potentially tooth loss.

Gum disease in Cincinnati, OH is a health issue that many do not know they have. Symptoms develop gradually, mostly out of sight along the gum line. Signs of the infection range from subtle and invisible to severe and obvious, including:

  •     Halitosis (persistent mouth odor)
  •     Swollen gums
  •     Reddish or discolored gums
  •     Pus around gum line
  •     Bleeding gums
  •     Loose teeth

Drs. Silverstein and Parker offer a patient friendly laser treatment designed to eliminate harmful bacteria, without cutting of the gums or stiches. With the LANAP® protocol, most patients report feeling little to no discomfort during or after the procedure. Recovery time is also shortened and most people can return to their normal activities after leaving the office.

This February, for Gum Disease Awareness Month, anyone experiencing signs of gum disease in Cincinnati are encouraged to visit Drs. Silverstein and Parker for treatment. More information can be found on their website,

About the Practice

Ohio Valley Center for Periodontics & Implants is a periodontal practice offering patients personalized dental care in Cincinnati and Milford Ohio. Dr. Silverstein and Dr. Parker are part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP® FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. They are both active members of the American Board of Periodontology and the American Academy of Periodontology. To learn more about Ohio Valley Center for Periodontics & Implants and their dental services visit their website at and call their Cincinnati location at 513-334-5997 and their Milford location at 513-334-5997.

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