What are the options for treatment for gum disease for Farmington Hills, MI area patients?
By Dr. Richard Bernstein
Treatment for gum disease varies depending on the stage to which the disease has progressed. The initial stage, known as gingivitis, can be reversed. The characteristics seen in a patient with gingivitis include bleeding gums, inflammation, bad breath, and swelling of the gum tissue. Patients may notice bleeding when they brush and floss. This is the point when patients should seek treatment. This stage often requires a thorough professional cleaning with Dr. Richard Bernstein, DDS.
If patients do not seek treatment of gingivitis, the condition will continue to persist. It can become more troublesome and spread bacteria throughout the body. It can also cause long-term problems, including bone loss, tissue loss, and even the loss of natural teeth. It is essential that patients get this condition under control as soon as possible to ensure the protection of their smile. At the later stages of gum disease, patients may need a treatment called scaling and root planing. This is a more invasive procedure during which the dentist will clean all surfaces of the teeth and gums—including the roots of the teeth.
These procedures and treatments can be avoided by maintaining proper oral health care. Patients in Farmington Hills, MI who take good care of their smiles will enjoy the benefits of great oral health. Dr. Richard Bernstein, DDS is committed to helping educate his patients on the benefits of dental health and the risks involved with gum disease.
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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