Deena Reeves Kuempel, DDS Board Certified Periodontist


We believe that doctor and patient work as a team in treating your periodontal needs. That's why Dr. Kuempel spends her time listening!  She wants to understand your concerns and responds with the treatment options that work best for you. With the help of our professional staff, our highly trained doctor also follows up to make sure that pain is relieved, problems are resolved, and your health is improving.

Referrals from General Dentist and Self-Referral

In the course of regular dental check-ups, there are several ways treatment from a periodontist may be sought.  If the general dentist or hygienist finds symptoms of gingivitis or progressing periodontal disease, a consultation with a periodontist may be recommended. However, a referral is not necessary for a periodontal consultation. If you experience any of these signs and symptoms, it is important that you schedule an appointment with a periodontist without delay:

Bleeding while eating or brushing – Unexplained bleeding while consuming food or during the course of daily cleaning is one of the most common signs of periodontal infection.

Bad breath – Continued halitosis (bad breath) which persists even when a rigorous oral hygiene program is in place, can be indicative of periodontitis, gingivitis or the beginnings of an infection in the gum tissues.

Loose teeth and gum recession – Longer looking teeth can signal recession of the gums and bone loss due to periodontal disease. As this disease progresses and attacks the jawbone, (the anchor holding the teeth in place) the teeth may become loose or be lost all together.

Gangrene in the tissues – Gangrene is hard to self-diagnose but the general dentist and periodontist will check for its presence in the soft tissues, alveolar bone and periodontal ligament.

Related health conditions – Heart disease, diabetes, osteopenia and osteoporosis are highly correlated with periodontitis and periodontal infections.   Pre-term low birth weight babies may be the result of an untreated periodontal condition. The bacterial infection can spread through the blood stream and affect other parts of the body.

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We welcome new patients of every age. Whether you are new to Cedar Rapids or seeking an improved dental experience, we invite you to call our office at 319-294-4800.

Periodontist - Cedar Rapids, Deena Reeves Kuempel, DDS, 1909 51st St NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 (319) 294-4800