Experts Of Gum Disease In Chesterfield, MI
Gum disease, or periodontal, is a bacterial-infection causing inflammation of the gum tissue. Over time, tartar and plaque builds up, which erodes the bone structure around the root of the tooth. This causes gum disease which eventually leads to tooth loss, especially in adults. Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it. For any questions about gum disease, Chesterfield, MI residents can consult the team at Clinton Dental Center.
Signs of Gum Disease:
- Constant bad breath
- Gums that are red, swollen, tender, and/or bleeding
- Receding gums
- Teeth that are loose or sensitive
Factors that risk developing gum disease:
- Poor oral hygiene
- Smoking or chewing tobacco
- Crooked teeth that are hard to keep clean
Scientific Studies show a connection between gum disease and serious systemic diseases including:
- Heart Disease
- Respiratory Disease
- Blood Clots and Strokes
- Preterm and Low Birth Weight Babies
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Alzheimer’s Disease
Treating Gum Disease
Scaling and Root planning.
Root planing is a procedure to delicately smooth the surface of the tooth and root, eliminating rough spots where bacteria will grow.
Scaling is the process in which plaque and tartar below the gum line are removed. This is done by using a gentle ultrasonic device and specialized hand tools.
When the scaling and root planing procedure is performed we make sure our patients are as comfortable as possible. By numbing the area being treated, we divide this into two visits, deep cleaning half of your mouth each time.
Once completed we suggest the following to maintain gum disease:
- Brushing twice per day for 2 minutes each
- Flossing daily
- Use an ADA accepted antimicrobial mouth rinse
- Seeing us every 3-4 months for routine cleanings and exams
If you are experiencing any symptoms or simply want to begin a healthy oral hygiene routine, schedule an appointment today! We are proud to treat patients from Macomb, New Baltimore, Mount Clemons, Harrison Township, and more. For professionals with experience in gum disease, Chesterfield, MI and surrounding area residents come to Clinton Dental Center.