You have a lot going on, and sometimes dental care can sink to the bottom of your to-do list. Unfortunately, missing dental appointments can result in unpleasant results like periodontal disease.
Treating Gum Disease
If you are experiencing problems like tenderness, swollen gums, or gums that bleed when you brush, you most likely need periodontal treatment at our Monroe, MI dental office. But maybe you have never been treated for gum disease before. What’s going to happen?
Mild periodontal disease can usually be resolved with more frequent professional cleanings. However, in the case of more advanced gum disease, you will require a deep cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing.
During the scaling part of a deep cleaning, our hygienist will remove any plaque and tartar that have accumulated on your teeth above and below the gum line. Root planing involves smoothing the root surfaces of your teeth. This minimizes further buildup of plaque and tartar and leaves a clean surface for gum tissue to reattach to the teeth.
Deep cleanings are done under local anesthetic to keep you completely comfortable. We will most likely recommend more frequent professional cleanings as well as a stepped-up routine of oral hygiene at home. Our team of highly trained hygienists has significant experience in performing this procedure to restore and preserve your oral health.
If you are experiencing the symptoms of gum disease, please do not be embarrassed about calling us. We never, ever judge or lecture our patients because that would be counterproductive. Our team is just happy you are here now and taking the steps needed to get your oral health back on track.
If you suspect you are in need of periodontal treatment, please call our Monroe, MI dental office. We will be happy to arrange a cleaning appointment to see exactly what you need and how we can help.