Are you concerned about the health of your gums? At Tender Dental Care, Dr. Prabha Raju offers periodontal disease treatment in order to maintain and restore your gum’s health and condition. During an appointment with our dentist, we will likely discuss how your overall health is related to your periodontal health. Education is the first tool patients need to better their oral wellbeing, so we work hard to inform you as needed.
Periodontal disease, also referred to as gum disease, is a common condition that regresses gum and health. It is often caused by the bacteria within plaque. As this plaque builds up and hardens, it can inflame and infect the gum tissues and if this is left untreated, can cause gum recession. Advanced periodontal disease can also lead to bone and tooth loss.
Signs of gum disease include red, tender, swollen, or bleeding gums. Loose teeth, painful chewing, increased sensitivity and halitosis can also be common symptoms. Remember that healthy gums do not bleed! Treatments are provided based on the severity of the gum disease and can include additional professional dental cleanings, improved at-home oral hygiene, antibiotic treatment, scaling and root planing (deep cleanings), or gum surgery. Please contact our office at 810-715-3368 to schedule your appointment and to learn more about periodontal disease treatment in Burton, Michigan.