Gum Disease Treatments

Dentists in Novi, MI

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, one in two Americans will develop gum disease in their lifetime. Since it’s such a common ailment, it’s important to be aware of the signs and symptoms so you know what to watch out for. Here’s what our dentists want you to know.

What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a condition that affects the soft tissues of your mouth. The most common stage of gum disease is gingivitis. When it becomes advanced, gum disease can no longer be cured, only managed. If you notice that your gums bleed when you floss, you might have gum disease.

Other symptoms include:

  • Red or swollen gums
  • Sores in your mouth or gums
  • Bleeding during eating, flossing, or brushing your teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Bad breath

If left untreated, gum disease can lead to serious oral health complications. Call one of our dentists today if you have any of the above symptoms. We’ll schedule you for an oral examination to check for signs of gum disease.

Scaling and Root Planing

Gum disease can cause plaque to build up underneath your gum line, pulling the gums away from your teeth. The most common treatment for this type of gum disease is a process known as scaling and root planing. During scaling and root planing, one of our dentists will deep clean the area underneath your gums to remove plaque and bacteria. They will then smooth out the area to make it easier for your gums to reattach and make it harder for plaque to build up there in the future.

Learn More About Gum Disease Treatments

If you have any symptoms of gum disease, call our team today. Our family dentists in Novi, MI can help you treat and prevent future instances of gum disease. Give our office a call at (248) 347-3700 to make an appointment.

Family Dental Care

Our dental office treats patients of all ages. We are here to give you quality dental care in a great environment. Please contact our Novi, MI office to learn more.

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