Periodontal Disease Therapy
Your gums are at the foundation of your oral health. Gum disease threatens the health and appeal of a beautiful smile, eventually leading to tooth loss if left untreated.
Dr. Jim Madany and Dr. Jessica Gaul are your partners against periodontal disease. We offer diligent care with a gentle hand. Call our practice and schedule a consultation to go over your options for gum disease therapy in Troy, MI.
Periodontal Disease Therapy in Oakland County
Gums hold teeth in place and keep them healthy. When gum health is compromised, it affects more than just the appearance of teeth. Plaque and tartar buildup damage on the enamel and push down the gums, causing a recession and other issues like bleeding and inflammation.
If caught early, gum disease is easily treated with a simple prophylaxis. This preventive approach attacks plaque and tartar build-up at its root, eliminating harmful bacteria that contribute to the issue. Patient’ gums usually recover after a few treatments. By following up their daily routine of brushing, flossing, and rinsing with a non-alcoholic, antiseptic, mouthwash, gums will remain healthy.
Gingivitis and Advanced Gum Disease
Patients showing signs of gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease, may require scaling and root planing. This procedure removes tartar and plaque buildup from below the gum line and smooths away ridges and bumps on the tooth. A smooth tooth root prevents tartar from building up once again. This prevents future infection and allows the gums to naturally reattach to teeth.
For those with advanced periodontitis, we offer consultation for periodontal surgical care. Our team advises gum flap surgery to completely reverse the ill effects of gum disease and restore gum health.
What Happens If You Don’t Get Treatment?
More than affecting oral health, bacteria from gum disease can affect other parts of the body. Bacteria access the bloodstream through the gums and travel throughout the body, infecting other vital organs. Recent studies have shown a link between gum disease and systemic issues like heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Treating gum disease and preventing other oral health issues greatly improves overall wellness.
Schedule an appointment at Gaul Dental for a comprehensive examination. We provide patients with options for treatment, ensuring they receive the care they deserve. Call our practice today!