Periodontal Treatment Rochester Hills MI
Your oral health depends on a number of factors, including healthy gums. At Roc Dental, we include a periodontal evaluation at each dental exam to ensure the health and vitality of your gum tissue.
Complete Periodontal Evaluation
We use a precision measurement instrument around each of your teeth to measure the depths of the periodontal pockets around each tooth. Healthy gum tissue clings to your teeth, creating a tight seal that keeps out bacteria and infection.
When periodontal pockets grow larger than three millimeters, your gum health is at risk and requires treatment to protect the integrity of your teeth and bone.
Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
Early signs of gum disease, called gingivitis, include gum soreness, bleeding, inflammation, redness, and bad breath. As periodontal disease progresses, it can include pus, pocketing, bone loss, and tooth mobility.
Addressing periodontal disease in its early stages increases the likelihood that we can control the condition and restore your health. Failure to treat the infection can result in tooth loss, bone loss, and complications with your overall health.
The Heart-Periodontal Disease Connection
Researchers have discovered a link between periodontal disease and other systemic conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, respiratory illnesses, and low birth-weight babies.
This connection means that your gum health is related to your overall health. Inflammation in your mouth complicates other conditions, some of which you may not even be aware of.
Your gum health may change over time. Hormonal changes, dry mouth, lack of dexterity, cancer treatment, and certain medications can make maintaining healthy gums more challenging.
Treatment for Periodontal Disease
In most cases, periodontal disease occurs due to a lack of effective home care or professional care. It can also be caused by certain medical conditions. When we treat periodontal disease, we will provide advice and tips to improve your home care, make recommendations for professional cleaning frequency, and any suggest products that will help you gain control of the infection.
We start with a gentle, yet thorough, dental cleaning that removes bacteria, tartar, and plaque from above and below your gum line, paying special attention to any areas of periodontal pocketing.
Once we remove bacteria and clean out the area, you can practice exceptional home care to keep your gums healthy and clean. We will recommend a personalized periodontal treatment routine to keep you on track. This may include more frequent cleanings in order to maintain your health.
Our hygiene team is knowledgeable and professional, always working with you in a partnership to improve your health.
Do You Have Signs of Gum Disease?
Contact our Rochester Hills, MI dental office to schedule an exam with Dr. George Ibrahim. He will recommend periodontal treatment options to restore your overall health and wellness. We will never make you feel guilty about your conditions; we will simply help you achieve your best oral health possible.