Periodontics in Farmington Hills, MI
Don’t let periodontal disease destroy your smile.
Quality perio treatment can stop gum disease in its tracks!
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a potentially devastating condition that is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults. Unfortunately, gum disease often progresses asymptomatically, so many people do not even know that they have an oral infection.
Gum disease is caused by a buildup of bacterial plaque; accumulated plaque creates toxins that can weaken and damage gum tissue. As gum disease becomes more severe, it spreads below the gum line, and creates small gaps where the gum tissue pulls away from the teeth (these are called periodontal pockets).
Generally speaking, periodontal disease has two stages, gingivitis and periodontitis:
- Gingivitis: in the early stage of gum disease, your gums may look red and swollen, and be prone to bleeding.
- Periodontitis: when gingivitis advances to periodontitis, the gums and bone tissues that support the teeth become seriously and irreversibly damaged. You may find that your teeth feel loose; at this point you’re at risk of losing teeth, either because they fall out or because they need to be removed by your dentist.
Depending on the severity of your gum tissue infection, our dentists may provide periodontal treatment as part of your standard course of treatment, or we may refer you to our in-house periodontist Dr. Isler who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of periodontal disease.
Keep in mind that regularly-scheduled professional cleanings and check-ups can help you safeguard your smile from gum disease. Additionally, brushing regularly, cleaning between your teeth, eating a balanced diet, and drinking plenty of water will help maintain your beautiful healthy smile.
Why do so many people choose our MayFair dentists for gum disease treatment?
Painless Perio Solutions
Don’t put off periodontal treatment out of fear or anxiety; our dentist provides comfortable perio care. We offer nitrous oxide as well as oral conscious sedation treatments, both of which keep patients calm and pain-free.
Prioritize Whole Body Health
Our dental team understands the ways in which gum health and whole-body wellness are connected—this is called the oral systemic connection. This comprehensive knowledge allows us to better treat oral tissue infections, and help patients prevent them in the future.
Treatment Tailored To Fit You
In order to achieve long-term results, gum disease treatment must be personalized to suit the patient. Depending on the severity and type of infection you have, you may benefit from dental scaling, root planing, and/or medications. We’re here to help you assess your options, and make the perfect decisions for your smile.