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Advanced Periodontic Treatments in Grosse Pointe, MI

Brushing and flossing daily is a common at-home care plan for our teeth, but did you know this also impacts the health of our gums? When we eat and drink, the sugars, fibers, and residue left behind can get stuck between our teeth, causing inflammation, plaque buildup, and tartar formation. When left untreated, this can lead to gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. This common bacterial infection affects about 20% of the global population but can be treated easily at My Family Dental in Grosse Pointe, MI.

Periodontal disease can cause a variety of symptoms, including bleeding, tender and shiny gums, mouth sores, loose teeth, and bad breath (halitosis). At My Family Dental Grosse Pointe, we screen your gums to spot even the slightest signs of gum disease and develop a comprehensive treatment plan to restore your smile. Ready to get your gums back to a healthy status? Schedule a periodontal appointment with us today.

Our Periodontal Treatment Plan Options

Absolutely no one deserves to live life with bad breath and infected gums. That’s why the professionals at My Family Dental Grosse Pointe offer various periodontal treatments to restore your smile. The treatment plan we create will depend on the severity of your condition and personal preferences. Explore your options below and contact us to schedule your appointment.

Scaling & Root Planing

When regular teeth cleanings can’t remove all the plaque and tartar buildup, our dentists will employ scaling and root planning. This deep cleaning method targets the bacteria located in hard-to-reach areas below the gum line. Using an ultrasonic cleaner, we’ll break up and remove the tartar deposits. Then, we gently smooth out the rough surfaces of your teeth’s roots.

Infection Control

Bacteria can hide in even the smallest spaces, making monitoring and controlling infections challenging without professional help. Thankfully, we have a simple solution: topical antibiotics. This infection control treatment takes minutes to administer and will last long after you leave our dental office. Depending on the severity of your periodontal disease, we may need to apply another application three or four months later.

Periodontal FAQs

When your gums become swollen or start to bleed after you floss, it can be concerning and lead to multiple questions. To help you understand what to do next, we’ve compiled a list of our most commonly asked questions about periodontal disease.

Yes. The main way to prevent periodontal disease is by practicing good oral hygiene. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing after meals, and rinsing with mouthwash as needed. To ensure your teeth and gums are in healthy condition, we also recommend scheduling routine teeth cleanings and dental exams every six months.

There are many warning signs that you may be suffering from periodontal disease, including:

  • Gums that are tender to the touch
  • Mouth sores
  • Loose teeth
  • Bright red gums
  • Excessive bleeding when flossing or brushing your teeth
  • Swollen gums

Gum disease is typically caused by poor oral hygiene habits and the buildup of bacteria. However, there are some lifestyle choices that can increase your risk of gum disease, such as smoking. Additionally, various health conditions can contribute to your symptoms, like diabetes, HIV, cancer, and pregnancy.

If you’re worried your habits or underlying conditions may have contributed to periodontal disease, our dentists have the expertise to diagnose your symptoms and treat you accordingly.

Schedule Your Periodontal Appointment Today!

Periodontal treatments are designed to help you restore your smile without undergoing invasive surgeries or cosmetic procedures. Whether you need treatment for ongoing concerns or want to stay proactive, the dentists at My Family Dental Grosse Pointe can help.

With our comprehensive approach to periodontal disease, we can diminish your symptoms, relieve you of any discomfort, and keep bacteria from spreading. Schedule an appointment with us today to learn how gum disease treatments can improve your overall health and your confidence.

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