A healthy mouth means more than having dazzling pearly white. You’ll need great gums, too. Our Royal Oak dental office is a leader in treating gum disease to prevent major oral health problems. At North Oaks Dental, you can find dental treatments that will help keep your mouth beautiful and healthy for years to come.
Gum issues are nothing to ignore. Most patients are only concerned about the state and appearance of their teeth. But the truth is healthy gums are just as important — in fact, more important. At North Oaks Dental, we are using state-of-the-art technology to identify gum issues and treat them with little to know sensitivity. If you have sensitive gums, bleeding gums, or swollen gums, don’t wait to fix the problem. Give our office a call today at 248-220-7021 to schedule your appointment.
In the meantime, here are a few reasons why gum health is so important.
It’s the Leading Cause of Tooth Loss
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, occurs when the gum tissue is infected. This is often due to poor oral hygiene, but some people face a higher risk of periodontal disease because of their genetics. It’s gum disease, not other issues like tooth trauma or tooth decay, that’s the leading cause of tooth loss in adult. This fact surprises a lot of people.
The reason gum disease is such a problem is because it can quickly spread throughout the mouth and claim several teeth at once. This problem typically starts with bleeding and swollen gums, but the infection can make its way to the bone, causing the tooth to become loose. The early stages of gum disease can sometimes be reversed. But the advanced stages of gum disease, known as periodontitis, are not curable. You’ll need professional care for your entire life — we recommend regular cleanings and exams every three to four months. Additionally, gum disease has been linked to serious medical problems like heart disease and diabetes.
Treating Gum Disease, Gummy Smile
At North Oaks Dental, we provide patients with state-of-the-art gum disease treatment to remove the gum infection and keep your mouth healthy. We use a laser that evaporates the infection and then paves the way for the tooth and gum to reattached. This is a NEW WAY of treating gum disease. It requires no scalpel, stitches, or a lengthy recovery period. We can also use the laser gum therapy to erase problems like the gummy smile. Having too much gums over the teeth can be distracting and cause potential oral health problems. Getting rid of the gummy smile with expose more of your healthy tooth and give you a more uniformed smile.
Repair Gum Recession
Much like having too much of the gum covering the tooth, having too little of the gum over the tooth is also damaging to your smile. Gum recession can be caused by a gum infection, bad tooth positioning, dental trauma, etc. There are many reasons the gums can recede. And not every dentist can resolve these problems.
Our office has a modern and effective way to resolve your gum recession issues, called the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique. Instead of using stitches and sutures, this new technique can be completed over the course of one visit.
The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is simple: We make a small hole in the holes and gently move the gums into a better position. Once the gums are in position, we place collagen strips to keep your gums looking great. This process is a major advantage to traditional gum grafting, which is a process that requires scalpels, stitches, and a lengthy recovery period.
Resolve Your Gum Issues With North Oaks Dental
Our dental office is the place to correct your dental issues and keep your mouth healthy. We can improve the health of your gums and the appearance of your gums. If you are struggling with bad gums are less-than-ideal gums, give us a call today at 248-220-7021 to schedule a visit.