This is one dentist’s office in Royal Oak that strives to provide comprehensive dental care for every stage of life. That means that we will keep an eye on your overall oral health over the years, not just the condition of your teeth. In fact, if your gums ever begin to recede due to gum disease, we can quickly restore them with a special treatment known as the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (please note that Dr. Daboul is the only doctor in our practice certified to perform this technique). Keep reading to hear more about gum recession treatment, and then be sure to call us at 248-712-1522 to request your consultation at North Oaks Dental.
How Gum Disease Happens
Here’s a question that we field all the time: what is the root cause of gum disease?
The real culprit is oral bacteria. You see, as children, even before we ever get our first teeth in, our mouths are already full of this dangerous bacteria. When this bacteria advances under the gumline it can cause inflammation.
At that point, your gums will turn red and you will likely notice that they bleed easily. This early stage of gum disease, also known as gingivitis, can be contained and reversed if you have a good relationship with your dentist.
But when you don’t come around enough for us to notice the problem, it can escalate into something more painful and costly to clean up.
After you’ve passed the juncture at which full-blown periodontal disease kicks in, you could be looking at tooth loss and worse. That’s because once that bacteria gets loose in your bloodstream anything is possible. There is a link between gum disease and certain respiratory issues, heart disease, and even cancer!
Plus, there is a practical problem that goes along with undiagnosed or untreated gum disease: after awhile it gets harder 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 implants) will bring.
It is always better for you to just keep us in the loop. After all, that’s why we are here!
How Gum DIsease Gets Treated
As your partner for oral health, we can tell that keeping up with your six month professional teeth cleanings and dental checkups is essential for combating disease and decay.
In certain cases, 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.
Like we said at the beginning of this post, 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.