Gum disease is one of the most common oral health problems among American adults but many people don’t get treatment, either because they are unaware they have it or are fearful of invasive treatment. Since gum disease is a serious infection in the mouth, it must be treated right away. Brownstown Dental Care offers gum disease treatment in Brownstown, MI, including minimally invasive laser dentistry procedures using the innovative SiroLaser. Whether you have mild or severe gum disease, you can turn to us for some of today’s most effective treatment options for periodontal disease. While some people are more prone to developing gum disease, because of genetics or lifestyle habits, others end up with the disease simply because of poor dental hygiene. If you are not brushing and flossing diligently every day, you run the risk of having tartar buildup and tooth decay which can eventually lead to gum disease. Without timely treatment, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and has also been linked to systemic health issues, including heart disease and diabetes. Good oral hygiene habits are a preventive measure for keeping gum disease and other oral health problems at bay.
We offer several treatment options for periodontal disease, depending on the severity of the case. Patients in Brownstown, MI, with mild periodontal disease may be good candidates for scaling and root planing therapy. This non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure works to remove tartar buildup below the gum line and smooth out the teeth that may have been compromised by gum disease. Moderate to severe cases of gum disease typically respond well to laser periodontal therapy with our SiroLaser. This revolutionary option can effectively eradicate disease-causing bacteria without harming healthy tissue. Osseous surgery is also effective for more severe cases of gum disease that haven’t responded to other treatments.
All patients treated for gum disease must schedule periodontal maintenance treatments for deeper cleanings and checkups throughout the year. This helps us monitor for signs of a recurring infection and also protects the results from treatment.