Knapp Veterinary Hospital, Inc.

596 Oakland Park Avenue
Columbus, OH 43214


Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is a process in which bacteria and plaque induce an inflammatory process of the gums and supporting tissue of the tooth. The signs we notice most often are bad breath and reddened gums.

Untreated gingivitis will progress to periodontitis - the inflammatory responses that involve the supporting bone and tooth root. The end result of periodontitis is loss of the teeth due to loss of supporting bone.

Inflamed gums also provide bacteria with easy access to the blood stream where they can travel to infect major organs such as the heart and kidneys.

Stage 1: Gingivitis

  • Redness at the gum margin
  • Bad breath


Stage 2: Advanced Gingivitis

  • Red, swollen gums
  • Plaque and tartar above and below the gum line


Stage 3: Periodontitis

  • Red, swollen gums
  • Increased amounts of tartar
  • Loss of gum attachment to the tooth, which may form a pocket between the tooth and the gums
  • Slightly mobile teeth may be present


Stage 4: Advanced Periodontitis

  • Marked supporting bone loss
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Gum recession


Stages of Periodontal Disease

Hours of Operation

Monday:    7am - 7pm
Tuesday:   7am - 7pm
Wednesday: 7am - 7pm
Thursday:  7am - 7pm
Friday:    7am - 7pm
Saturday:  7am - 4pm 
Sunday:    Closed

Appointments begin at 8 am

Phone: 614-267-3124
Fax: 614-267-0049

596 Oakland Park Ave.
Columbus, OH 43214