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Gum Disease Treatment

Gum Disease Diagnosis & Treatment from an Experienced Periodontist in Canton & South Lyon Michigan

dentist-canton-michigan-south-lyon-gum-diseaseDid you know that four out of five people have undiagnosed gum disease?

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a potentially serious problem that affects a number of aspects of your oral health. This disease damages the gums and bones that support the teeth, eventually leading to swollen gums, loose teeth, and infected tissue.

What the signs and symptoms of gum disease?

  • Bleeding gums after brushing or using dental floss
  • Additional space between teeth caused by bone loss
  • Loose teeth caused by weakened periodontal fibers
  • Bad breath caused by bacteria trapped in the mouth
  • Pus around teeth and gums caused by infection
  • Tender or irritated gums caused by pockets of plaque
  • Loss of gum density around teeth

 

What Can I Expect for My Gum Disease Treatment?

Depending on the severity of your gum disease, there are several treatment options available. If caught early, having an additional teeth cleaning treatment performed within a few months from diagnosis is often sufficient. If the disease has advanced, a deep cleaning, also called scaling at root planning, is the recommended treatment. Deep cleaning involves numbing the mouth and removing tartar, bacteria, and plaque from deep from the gum line to encourages pockets to shrink and leads to faster healing of gum tissue.

In severe cases, periodontal surgery may be needed to reduce the depth of gum pockets. This makes them easier to clean and increases the recovery rate. If you are showing any signs or symptoms of gum disease, early diagnosis and treatment is the most effective way to avoid costly and invasive treatments.


For more information about gum disease diagnosis and treatment, or to schedule an appointment to have your gums examined by an experienced Periodontist here at Lifetime Dental, contact the location nearest you. Our offices in Canton and South Lyon are staffed by experienced dentists, compassionate dental hygienists and an incredible support staff.

Compassionate Dental Care in Canton, Michigan and South Lyon, Michigan


Lifetime Dental Group utilizes the latest in dental technology and compassionate chairside manner. Our Canton dentists and South Lyon dentists are dedicated to your continued oral health and wellness. Lifetime is Metro Detroit, Michigan's #1 family dentist practice!

canton dentists - canton michiganEvery smile is unique, which is why our team provides services to achieve our patient’s specific goals and needs. We take the time to get to know our patients and build a relationship so that we can provide our services on a foundation of trust. When you visit our practice, you will always see a familiar face welcoming you.

Whether you’re looking for a smile makeover using the latest in restorative and implant dentistry, or are seeking to sustain better overall oral health, we have the knowledge and experience within our specialized staff to meet your needs. We understand how difficult it can be to receive specialized care, as you may need to visit other practices to do so. Lifetime Dental houses a modern dental facility utilized by a team of specialists, dentists, hygienists, and staff to provide the care you need in the convenient locations of Canton and South Lyon.

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