What is gum disease?
Your gums are just as important to your overall oral health as your teeth, which is why our dentist and dental team at Irish Road Dental offer comprehensive periodontal treatment for multiple gum conditions, including gum disease. Gum disease is a painful infection of your gums that can eventually lead to gum loss, bone loss, and tooth loss. You may have gum disease if:
- Your gums bleed, especially when you brush or floss
- Your gums are unusually red, tender, or swollen
- Your gum line is receding, causing teeth to look abnormally long
- Your teeth are loose or have fallen out
The nature of your treatment will depend on the severity and nature of each individual case. Dr. John Wiltz will work closely with you to determine the most effective way to move forward.
What is scaling and root planing?
The most common treatments for gum disease in Davison, Michigan, are scaling and root planing, which are deep cleaning methods. Scaling gently removes diseased gum tissue from above and below your gum line, while root planing smoothes rough surfaces where bacteria can get trapped. If necessary, medication may also be suggested. If your gums are hurting, please do not hesitate to contact us today. We would love to help you bring back your healthy smile.