Gum Disease Clarkston, Plymouth, Ann Arbor, MI Dentists

About 46% of Americans age 30 or older show signs of gum disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The good news is that we can treat gum disease in its early stages. Our dentists in Ann Arbor, Plymouth, and Clarkston, MI, also offer scaling and root planing to mitigate the effects of advanced gum disease.

A healthy smile starts with healthy gums. Here’s what you need to know before you schedule your next periodontal treatment at Michigan Main Street Dentistry.

Can I Reverse Gum Disease?

You can reverse gingivitis, which is an early stage of gum disease, by practicing good oral hygiene and scheduling routine teeth cleanings. However, once gingivitis progresses into periodontitis it becomes a serious gum infection.

At this stage, our dentists may recommend scaling and root planing to help mitigate your symptoms. That way, we can help preserve the health of your gums as much as possible.

Who Needs Gum Disease Treatment?

You may need periodontal disease treatment if you notice that your gums bleed while you brush or floss your teeth. This is definitely a warning sign you shouldn’t ignore.

Symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Red gums
  • Swollen or puffy gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Sore, tender gums
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Bad breath
  • Pus between your teeth and gums
  • Receding gums

If you recognize any of the above signs of gum disease, call Michigan Main Street Dentistry as soon as possible. During your appointment, we’ll examine your teeth and gums to determine what steps we need to take to protect your oral health.

Schedule a Gum Disease Treatment

Ready to schedule your next periodontal treatment? Michigan Main Street Dentistry is proud to offer three convenient locations with dentists in Plymouth, Ann Arbor, and Clarkston, MI. To schedule an appointment, please call any of our offices or fill out our online contact form. We hope to hear from you soon!

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