Your teeth are super-important to the dentists here at North Oaks Dental, but your gums are a pretty big deal, too. That’s why we now make use of modern tools and technology to help us quickly identify any emerging gum issues. The goal is always to treat these issues before they turn into larger-scale, more invasive problems. So, if you have sensitive gums, bleeding gums, or swollen gums, don’t ignore the problem or put off doing something about it. We can assure you that such things won’t simply go away, but you won’t have to worry for long because we’ll make it easy to get back on the good road. To see what we mean, give our office a call today at 248-712-1522 to request your healthy gums appointment in Royal Oak, MI.
Gum Disease Is The #1 Cause Of Tooth Loss
Usually the first indication that gum disease is present will be bleeding and swollen gums. In many cases this is on account of a relaxed or nonexistent oral hygiene routine, but some patients simply run a higher risk of getting gum disease simply because of their genetic makeup.
Either way, this is nothing to take lightly because the swelling and bleeding won’t be the worst of it. Before long, this infection will find its way to the bone, causing the tooth roots to become loosened. As it happens, gum disease is the leading factor in tooth loss among adults. Heart disease, diabetes, and other serious medical concerns have also been linked back to gum disease that has spread through a patient’s bloodstream. Most patients are shocked to hear about such connections to oral health and overall wellness!
Here’s the good news: many times, early stages of gum disease can be easily reversed with conservative measures. But the advanced stages of gum disease, known as periodontitis or periodontal disease, are not as curable. If it gets to that level you may need to get ongoing professional help every few months.
We Treat Gum Disease With A Gentle Touch
When you find that you do in fact have gum disease, we will work with you to remove the gum infection and restore the health of your mouth ASAP. To do that, we will use a high-tech laser that evaporates the infection. This is the modern method for treating gum disease. No scalpel, stitches, or long recovery period will be part of our plan for you. That’s, no doubt, some welcome news!
We Fix Gum Recession Too
Gum recession is often the result of an untreated gum infection, but it can also stem from poor tooth positioning, accidental dental trauma, or any number of other occurrences. Around here, gum recession issues can be fixed by using something known as the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. This simple process is much different from traditional gum grafting, which is a process that requires scalpels, stitches, and a lengthy recovery period. So, think of it as the opposite of that when you visit our office for gum recession treatment.