Ann Arbor Periodontal Treatment
Gum disease affects nearly half of all US adults, yet it’s completely preventable and treatable. Left untreated, however, it can lead to tooth loss and an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, dementia.
Preventing Gum Disease at Dental House
The first step in periodontal disease prevention is to practice good oral hygiene habits.
- Twice daily brushing
- Daily Flossing
- Regular Dental Checkups for maintenance and plaque removal.
If plaque builds up, it then becomes tartar and can form below the gum line, causing inflammation and decay. If you need periodontal disease treatment or simply want to prevent potential gum disease later in life please contact the expert dentists at Dental House of Ann Arbor.
Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
It's important to note that bone destruction is mostly painless, and in early stages shows very few symptoms. That's why it's important to maintain regular visits to your dentist.
Common symptoms include loosening teeth, swollen gums, bleeding when brushing or flossing, and bad breath.
You may wonder can periodontitis be treated? The answer is yes, treatment and prevention are both possible.
A normal cleaning should be scheduled twice per year to keep your gums and teeth healthy and free from tartar. In cases where buildup has occurred, deep cleaning or "gum disease therapy" may be necessary. Deep cleanings may sound scary but they aren't, and with the Dental House spa-like amenities you may forget you are at the dentist all together!
Our teeth are under constant attack from acid and bacteria. Fluoride treatments can strengthen the surface of the tooth, making it resistant to these attacks. This treatment also helps prevent and reverse decay.
Nonsurgical treatments such as scaling, root planing, and tray therapy are less invasive and more cost-effective. They’re usually the first method our dentists consider. Cases of advanced gum disease may require a surgical treatment like laser gum surgery.