GUM CARE & DISEASE PREVENTION

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a degenerative condition primarily caused by bacteria found in plaque. The bacteria inflame and infect the gum tissues, and when left untreated, can eventually cause the gums to pull away from the teeth. Untreated periodontal disease can result in bone loss, tooth loss, and gum tissue recession.

If your gums are swollen, red, or tender, or if your gums bleed easily, you may have periodontal disease. Other common symptoms of gum disease include loose teeth, painful chewing, persistent bad breath, and receding gums that make your teeth appear longer than normal. Following an exam at our office, our dentists will be able to determine whether you suffer from periodontal disease.

The treatment for gum disease is based upon your specific dental needs. Depending on the severity of the condition, our dentists may recommend additional professional dental cleanings, improved at-home oral hygiene, antibiotic treatment, scaling and root planing (deep cleanings), or gum surgery. We strive to help you restore your oral health and halt the progress of the disease. For more information on periodontal treatment, we welcome you to call or visit our office soon. We look forward to caring for your smile!

PGS DENTISTRY IN MACOMB AND ST. CLAIR COUNTIES, MI

RICHMOND FAMILY DENTISTRY

36600 Heritage Drive

Richmond MI, 48062

(586) 727-3815

MARYSVILLE FAMILY DENTISTRY

1616 Gratiot Blvd

Marysville MI, 48040

(810) 364-7601

CHESTERFIELD FAMILY DENTISTRY

51813 Gratiot Avenue

Chesterfield, MI 48051

(586) 846-4145

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