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Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy

At Grand River Family Dentistry, our office is proud to provide compassionate, pain-free, and streamlined dental care to Detroit and the surrounding communities. Please call 313-535-2273 to learn more.

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Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy is a type of treatment that is used to treat gum disease. Gum disease is a condition in which the gums become inflamed and sore. As it advances, it can also cause the teeth to become loose and fall out. Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy can help to treat gum disease by removing plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. It can also help to stop the progression of gum disease.

Did You Know?

Periodontal (Gum) Disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults? In fact, over 50% of American adults over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease!

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Scaling and root planing (conventional periodontal therapy)

Who can benefit from Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy?

Anyone who has gum disease can benefit from this type of therapy. However, it is especially beneficial for people who have advanced gum disease. If you have gum disease or think that you may be affected, it is important to see a dentist or periodontist so that you can receive the proper treatment. Schedule a consultation today with your Detroit periodontist at Grand River Family Dentistry.

What are the signs of gum disease?

The most common sign of gum disease is bleeding gums. However, there are other signs as well, such as red and swollen gums, bad breath, and loose teeth. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to see your local periodontist so that you can receive the proper treatment.

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What types of Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy are available?

There are many different types of Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapies available. Some of the most common types include scaling and root planing, periodontal surgery, and gum grafting. Your dentist or periodontist will be able to determine which type of therapy is right for you based on the severity of your gum disease. At a glance, here is a little more about each procedure:

  • Scaling and Root Planing: Scaling and root planing is a nonsurgical procedure that is used to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and below the gums. This type of therapy can also help to stop the progression of gum disease.
  • Periodontal Surgery: Periodontal surgery is a type of surgery that is used to treat advanced gum disease. During this type of surgery, the periodontist will make incisions in the gums and remove any damaged tissue. They may also place implants or grafts to help improve the overall health of the gums.
  • Gum Grafting: Gum grafting is a type of surgery that is used to treat gum recession. During this type of surgery, the periodontist will take healthy tissue from another part of the mouth and graft it onto the gums. This can help to improve the overall health of the gums and make them look more aesthetically pleasing.

How can I care for my gums?

Caring for your gum health is an important part of maintaining good oral hygiene. There are many things that you can do to care for your gums. Some of the most important things include brushing and flossing regularly, eating a healthy diet, and avoiding tobacco products. If you have gum disease, it is also important to see a dentist or periodontist so that you can receive the proper treatment. By following these tips, you can help to keep your gums healthy and prevent gum disease.

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