Protect your oral and overall health with periodontal disease treatment in Farmington Hills
Periodontal disease usually progresses slowly, often becoming advanced before patients begin to identify symptoms. While subtle, some of the early signs of gum disease may include inflamed, red gums, bleeding while brushing, and chronic bad breath.
Periodontal disease is broken down into two stages: gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis has milder symptoms that can be reversed with treatment. While having gingivitis doesn’t necessarily mean you will develop periodontitis, it is important to have it treated to prevent the possibility of permanent damage. If you notice any early signs of gum disease, we recommend that you call our office to come in for an evaluation.
Diagnosing periodontal diseaseWhen you come in for a periodontal evaluation, we’ll first check the gums for inflammation, soreness, or bleeding. We’ll also check for pockets where the gum has begun to pull away from the teeth. These pockets can be particularly troublesome because bacteria and food debris can become trapped and lead to infection. If we notice teeth that are begin to become loose or shift, that can be a sign of periodontitis.
Treatment for periodontal diseaseTreatment for gingivitis usually involves a thorough professional cleaning along with recommendations for improving at home oral hygiene. We may recommend specific toothpastes along with an increase in dental visits to monitor the health of the gums.
If we determine the gum disease is advanced, treatment options are more extensive and may include restorative work.
Gum disease is a health concern that should be taken seriously. If left untreated, gum disease can increase your risk of other medical conditions in addition to causing irreversible damage to the mouth. Brushing and flossing regularly along with regular dental visits can help you prevent gum disease.
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Richard S. Bernstein D.D.S
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With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Bernstein is a renowned cosmetic dentist and is passionate about providing the best for his patients, making him a respected pillar of trust amongst his community. He possesses a Masters in Biochemistry - WSU School of Medicine, and a Doctorate in Dental Surgery - University of Detroit.He is presently a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Diplomate in the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD) to name a few.
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