Periodontics in Royal Oak, Michigan
What is Periodontics?
Periodontics is the field of dentistry that specializes in inflammatory conditions that affect the gums and supporting structures around your teeth. Gum diseases often cause tooth loss when bacteria multiply between your teeth and other hard-to-access areas where brushing may be difficult.
Common Symptoms to Recognize
Catching a gum disease in its early stages is key to preventing permanent damage in your oral cavity. When your gums are red, tender, swollen or prone to bleeding, you should get a quick assessment from Royal Oak Dental. Our friendly dentists will inspect affected areas for your peace of mind.
Other signs of potential gum disease include bad breath, moving or loose teeth, pain when pressure is applied to your teeth, retreating gums or your family having a history of gum ailments. Finally, tobacco use and poor hygiene habits can also foster the spread of bacteria and harmful germs.
Effective Treatments You Can Trust
We offer common nonsurgical methods to treat gum diseases such as scaling and root planing. This treatment uses a metal scaler to scrape and remove plaque and bacterial buildup from your tooth and gum surfaces and then polishes your exterior root walls. This process will prevent damaging germs from reattaching to your teeth or underneath your gum line and allow your gums to firmly adhere to your teeth roots.Our team has received years of additional education and training after dental school to specialize in periodontics. Other common periodontal treatments include full-mouth debridement cleaning, regular maintenance, pocket irrigation, crown lengthening, electrosurgery (gingivectomy) to reshape loose gums as well as the use of Arestin and Atridox antibiotics.