Gum Disease Treatment Dentists Ann Arbor Clarkston Plymouth MI

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 47.2% of Americans age 30 and older have some form of gum disease. That’s almost half of our adult population! For this reason, it’s more important than ever that you ask our dentists if you’re a candidate for gum disease treatment. The sooner we’re able to detect and treat gum disease, the better your outcome. Book an appointment with our dentists in Ann Arbor, Clarkston, and Plymouth, MI, to get started.

In the meantime, be sure to check out the top signs you may need periodontal disease treatment.

Bleeding Gums

The first stage of gum disease is gingivitis, which is gum inflammation caused by bacteria in the mouth. If you’ve been neglecting oral hygiene, you may notice that your gums are more prone to bleeding. For example, it’s not uncommon for patients with gingivitis to see blood when they floss.

The key is to intervene while gingivitis remains reversible. This means upping your game when it comes to brushing and flossing on a daily basis. It’s also advised that you see our dentists for routine care at least every 6 months. During a routine teeth cleaning, we’re able to remove plaque and tartar which are the main cause of gum disease. We also offer periodontal treatment for more serious cases.

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Receding Gums

As bacteria builds up in the mouth, the gums may start to pull away from your teeth. As a result, you may notice that your teeth look longer than they once did. You may also experience sensitivity to heat and cold once the tooth roots are exposed. These are all signs that you may have a serious gum infection called periodontitis.

The good news is that our dentists offer scaling and root planing at Main Street Dentistry. During this procedure, our dentists remove bacteria above and below the gum line. They then smooth out the tooth roots to help encourage the gums to reattach to your teeth.

Persistent Bad Breath

It’s normal to experience occasional bad breath, especially after eating onions or garlic. However, if you have persistent bad breath, it’s time to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists at Main Street Dentistry.

There’s only so much a breath mint can do if you have a serious gum infection that’s being left untreated. Instead of trying to hide or ignore your symptoms, it’s best to consult with our team about your next steps.

In general, our dentists may recommend periodontal disease treatment if you have persistent bad breath and other tell-tale symptoms of a gum infection. Periodontal treatment is designed to mitigate some of your worse symptoms so you can smile with confidence again.

Schedule Gum Disease Treatment

Our dentists in Plymouth, Clarkston, and Ann Arbor, MI, are accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment for gum disease treatment, please call any of our convenient Main Street Dentistry locations. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.