While your teeth may be the stars of the show, your gums comprise the supporting cast that allows your smile to shine in the spotlight. That is why we wanted to tell you today that, if your gums ever begin to recede due to gum disease, we can gently restore them, before too much damage is done, with a special treatment known as the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. Keep reading to hear more about gum disease treatment in Royal Oak, and then be sure to call us at 248-712-1522 to request your consultation with the team at North Oaks Dental.
Gum Disease Is A Widespread Problem
Here’s a fun fact: your mouth is full of dangerous oral bacteria. In fact, even before we ever get our first baby tooth, this is already present in our mouths. That’s why daily hygiene routines and regular visits to the dentist must start at a young age.
Here’s how it relates to gum disease. When this bacteria advances under the gumline it can cause inflammation. As a result, your gums will turn red and will begin to bleed easily. This early stage of gum disease, also known as gingivitis, can be contained and reversed if you have a good dentist in your life. But if you don’t come around regularly enough for the pros to notice the problem, it can advance into a situation that is more painful and costly to clean up.
If full-blown periodontal disease takes hold, you could be looking at tooth loss and worse. You see, if that bacteria gets loose in your bloodstream, anything is possible. Gum disease has been shown to be correlated to certain respiratory issues, heart disease, and even cancer!
Beyond that, there is a practical problem that goes along with undiagnosed or untreated gum disease: the longer it goes on, the harder it is to treat gum disease with conservative measures. And once teeth start falling out, you will be looking at the added time and expense that restorative dentistry solutions (like dental implants) will bring. Don’t let it come to that.
How We Treat Gum DIsease
In some instances, our team can treat gum disease just by helping you to better care for your teeth in between visits to our office. But for more intense cases we may need to perform a deep cleaning, which involves going below the gumline to remove all that bacteria.
This procedure is also known as scaling and root planing. Importantly, this restorative treatment cleans out the pockets between your teeth and gums, allowing them to get rid of the bacteria and start healing.
If your gum disease is severe or the roots of your teeth are exposed, we can treat you for gum recession. We have a pain-free method of gum recession treatment called the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. You won’t be able to get this option at very many dentists’ offices around the area. So, be sure to mention it when you request your consultation appointment. We are proud to offer it here.
Call Today To Take Back Your Healthy Smile
If you have been inspired to take back your healthy smile, call North Oaks Dental in Royal Oak, MI today at 248-712-1522 or contact us online to schedule a gum disease treatment appointment. We promise to go easy on you!