Periodontal (gum) disease is a bigger problem than dental decay for adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it affects nearly half of people aged 30 and older. It’s also the leading cause of tooth loss among adults.
These statistics are why our Royal Oak, MI dentists take periodontal disease treatment very seriously. If they find any signs of gum disease, they perform a deep cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing to return your gums to health. They use a laser, so your periodontal disease treatment is quick and comfortable.
So how do you know if you have gum disease and need periodontal disease treatment? An exam with our dentists is the simplest way to find out. Call North Oaks Dental at 248-712-1522 to book a dental exam.
In the meantime, take this quiz to find out if you could have gum disease.