Novi Cosmetic Dentist | Dr. Joseph Serra
Periodontal disease (periodontitis) is the leading cause of tooth loss and is one of the most common health conditions in our population. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics and poor oral hygiene.
When bacteria start to collect in your mouth, a sticky, colorless substance known as “plaque” develops. Plaque builds up on your teeth. If not removed during brushing and flossing, the plaque particles can harden and turn into tartar. Over time, plaque and tartar become more difficult to remove at home. Receiving regular professional cleanings at our Novi dental office is vital for maintaining your oral health and preventing periodontal disease.
The longer the plaque and tartar remain on the teeth, the more harm they can cause to your oral health. Accumulated plaque and tartar may lead to gingivitis, an early form of periodontal disease. Routine professional cleanings and proper at-home oral care can prevent gingivitis from developing. The team at Dental Care Novi is trained and certified to treat periodontal disease, as well as prevent its progression. Our hygienist has also had special training for gum disease treatment at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.
Causes of Gum Disease
Gum disease can be caused by a variety of factors, but most commonly it is caused by poor oral hygiene. Those who don’t take care of their teeth and mouth are highly susceptible to oral diseases. Also, people who smoke and chew tobacco, have uneven teeth and don’t have a set routine for professional teeth cleaning, are prone to the disease. It is important to visit your dentist to restore your oral health.
Signs of Gum Disease
There are a number of symptoms that you may be suffering from gum disease. It is best to consult a professional dentist to have your gums properly examined and checked for gum disease. Consider visiting a dentist if:
- Your gums bleed when you brush your teeth
- You have constant bad taste or bad breath
- Your gums have pulled away from the teeth
- Teeth that are permanent have become loose and are separating
- A noticeable change in your teeth’s alignment when you bite
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease treatment is important if you believe you are suffering from gum disease. Without proper treatment, your condition can worsen and lead to other dental problems as well as medical issues. Studies have shown that gum disease is possibly linked to heart disease, diabetes, stroke and even premature birth.
At our dental office, we use laser periodontal therapy for treating gum disease. Unlike scaling and root planing, this non-surgical therapy can reduce bleeding, swelling and discomfort to the patient. Research proves the effectiveness of this procedure and it is a scientifically based technique which is FDA approved.
For quality gum disease treatment in Novi, contact us today. We care about our patients and want to ensure that your gum disease treatment goes as smooth as possible.