Gum Treatments

Grand Blanc Gum Treatment

Help in Your Fight Against Gum Disease

Do your gums bleed when you floss or brush your teeth? If so, Grand Blanc dentists Dr. Jay Werschky, Dr. Jori Lewis or Dr. Kayla Slatton can help you address those issues and fight the effects of gum disease on your teeth and gums. We provide deep cleaning procedures referred to as scaling and root planning when required.

What Is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is a condition that causes degeneration of bone and gums over time due primarily to plaque and calculus (tartar) and the bacteria found there. The gum tissue becomes inflamed and irritated and, left untreated, causes the gums to pull away from the teeth.

Untreated periodontal disease can lead to problems such as tooth loss, bone loss, or gum tissue recession. There is also developing evidence linking periodontal disease to many systemic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis to name a few.

Causes of Periodontal Disease

Some of the potential causes of periodontal disease include:

  • Plaque build up
  • Genetics
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Smoking
  • Hormonal changes
  • Conditions, such as diabetes

Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

Identifying the symptoms of a periodontal disease as early as possible is critically important to ensuring that you get the treatment you need. If you find that your gums are tender, red, or swollen, these are clear warnings signs that you need to visit a dentist right away.

Other symptoms may include:

  • Loose teeth
  • Pain associated with chewing and eating
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Receding gums

At Werschky, Lewis & Slatton Family Dentistry, we provide comprehensive dental exams utilizing cutting-edge technology to identify any problem areas in your dental health and create customized solutions to suit your needs.

Treating Gum Disease in Genesee County

How we go about treating the affected areas depends heavily on the specific needs of the patient and the severity of the underlying cause. We may recommend that you receive additional dental cleanings, antibiotic treatments, more stringent oral hygiene in the home, scaling and root planning, or gum surgery. Our Genesee County dental team is committed to helping stop this disease and stabilizing your oral health.

Further Reading

Call our offices in Grand Blanc today at (810) 671-5616 to find out if you have periodontal disease and what you can do to treat it.

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