If you have gum disease, you may not even know it. You’ll realize something is wrong once the problem hits a critical stage. By visiting a dentist regularly, you can prevent and treat gum disease with nonsurgical options. Duffield Dentistry has experts who can provide Royal Oak nonsurgical gum disease treatment to restore and protect your health. Benefits of our treatment include:Gum Disease Treatment Read Transcript
Non-surgical gum treatment pretty much takes care of a lot of the gum disease. There are some severe cases that might require surgery, but we can probably take care of, I'm going to say, 80 or 90 percent of the gum disease. Just getting the irritants cleaned up and the gums in good health, and as long as there is good home care, we are able to manage that for a lot of patients. A lot of patients come in with gum disease, and we're able to treat it and maintain it and keep things stable.
- A skilled team who can repair your smile and prevent bigger oral problems.
- More confidence to show others a full, genuine smile.
- Elimination of painful, bleeding gums.
- Convenient early morning and evening appointments available.
Call us today at (248) 721-4502 to schedule a routine dental cleaning and exam if it’s been a while since your last one. Or if you have signs of gum disease, ask us about our gentle gum disease treatment!
Get Your Gum Disease Under Control Without Surgery
The gold standard for treating gum disease is a combination of scaling and root planing:
Scaling is the process of removing the plaque and tartar buildup from along and below the gumline. Any plaque and tartar on the teeth will be removed as well. The bacteria that cause gum disease find it hard to attach to the smooth surface of the teeth and gums after the scaling is completed.
Root planing is performed in combination with scaling. Dr. Duffield or Dr. Grewal will remove the bacteria from below the gumline, including bacteria on the tooth roots. The surface of the roots is softer and more porous than the rest of the tooth. This makes this area an attractive location for bacteria to grow.
Your dentist will then smooth out any rough spots left on the root surface. This will help keep bacteria from flocking back to begin growing again.
Recognize the Signs of Gum Disease
The most obvious symptom of gum disease is red, swollen gums. They may bleed when you floss. Even if you feel no pain, you should call us immediately if this sounds like you. Early intervention and prevention are essential for keeping you out of pain!
If your gum disease is advanced, you may experience more severe symptoms:
- Spaces between your gums and your teeth, sometimes filled with infection
- A foul smell or taste in your mouth, accompanied by bad breath
- Gums that have receded back from your teeth
Nonsurgical gum disease treatment in Royal Oak can get your gums back into shape. Call us today at (248) 721-4502 to schedule your complimentary consultation.