Gum disease, a.k.a. periodontal disease, is a bacterial infection that causes inflammation of the gum tissue. Over time, tartar and plaque build up and erode the bone structure around the tooth root. This irritates the gums, causing them to pull away from the tooth and eventually leading to tooth loss, especially in adults. Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not even know you have it.
Gum Disease Experts in Chesterfield, MI
Signs of Gum Disease:
Factors that raise your risk of developing gum disease:
Scientific studies show a connection between gum disease and serious systemic health problems including:
Treating Gum Disease
Scaling and Root Planing — Scaling removes plaque and tartar below the gum line using a gentle ultrasonic device and specialized hand tools. Root planing delicately smooths the surface of the tooth and root, eliminating rough spots where bacteria can grow.
When we perform scaling and root planing procedures, we make sure our patients are as comfortable as possible by numbing the area being treated. We also divide this task into two visits, deep cleaning half of your mouth each time.
Once the process is completed, we suggest the following to maintain healthy gums:
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 Clemens, Harrison Township, and the surrounding areas.