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Do you think you’re a victim of gum disease? If so, our periodontists, Dr. Peter Domagala and Dr. Jennifer Shango, strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment at Institute of Dental Implants and Periodontics right away. Gum disease is a serious and dangerous dental issue that can destroy your oral health if you let it. It’s best to treat it as soon as possible. There are specific treatments made to help with each stage of gum disease. Gingivitis is the first stage while periodontitis is the second stage. The treatments available include:

For Gingivitis
-Dental checkup (Your routine dental cleaning will remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth that are promoting the gum disease.)

-Pristine oral hygiene (It’s very important to brush twice a day, floss once a day and rinse your mouth with mouthwash daily.)

For Periodontitis
-Scaling and root planing (This involves removing the plaque and tartar from your teeth and roots and then smoothing the roots to prevent bacteria from gathering once again.)

-Pocket reduction treatment (This involves folding back the gum tissue, cleaning the area as well as treating the damaged bone, and allowing the gums to reattach to the bone.)

-Gum grafts (This involves taking tissue from the palate of the mouth and securing it over the tooth roots where the gums have receded.)

-Bone grafts (This involves eliminating the bacteria in the area and then placing a natural or synthetic bone along with tissue-stimulating proteins in the jaw.)

-More frequent cleaning appointments (Checkups every 3-4 months will help you keep gum disease at bay.)

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to treat gum disease Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Wyandotte, and Milford, Michigan, please contact Institute of Dental Implants and Periodontics at 847-662-3414. Our dental team is here to help you, and we look forward to your phone call!