Non-Surgical Gum Treatments | Dentists in Waterford MI
Stannard & Studt & Wolf Dentistry prides itself on offering an all-encompassing menu of premium dental care services, including non-surgical gum treatments. Taking care of your gums is just as important as taking care of your teeth, as poor oral hygiene of the gums can result in gum disease and infections. The gums, ligaments and bone around the teeth form the foundation for your teeth. The specialized tissue that surrounds and supports your teeth is referred to as the periodontium. When the periodontium is neglected or becomes unhealthy, the health of your teeth becomes jeopardized. To give you a better idea, just as a bad foundation would threaten the stability of a house, your periodontium is important to maintaining the integrity of your teeth.
Do you have an unhealthy mouth?
How do you know if you have unhealthy periodontium, otherwise known as gum disease? If you have red gums that bleed easily, chronic bad breath, gums that are pulled away from the tooth, loose or lost teeth and changes in the position or bite of your teeth, you may have unhealthy periodontium and should call the dentists at Stannard & Studt & Wolf Dentistry as soon as possible.
Get healthy gums without the surgery
However, with the proper dental care, regular visits to the dentist and non-surgical gum treatments, it may be possible to return your gums to a healthy state. The dentists at Stannard & Studt & Wolf Dentistry will advise you on the best course of action for getting your gums back in shape through deep cleaning or root planing. These procedures are performed under a local anesthetic, along with local antibiotic agents. If the gum disease becomes too severe and is threatening the health of other parts of your mouth, you may need surgery or extraction. It is important to take every precaution to not allow your gums to get to this point, which is why it is very important to come in to Stannard & Studt & Wolf Dentistry at the first signs of gum distress.