Periodontal Disease Treatment in Flint, MI
Gum (periodontal) disease is a degenerative condition that can significantly affect your oral and overall health if allowed to progress. Periodontal disease begins when plaque and calculus accumulate on the teeth. The bacteria from the calculus and plaque begin to destroy the teeth, gums, and supporting bones. If left untreated, periodontal disease will result in tooth loss. Untreated periodontal disease has also been linked to:
- Pregnancy complications
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
When a patient comes to us with gum disease, our Flint, Michigan dentists and hygienists do everything possible to return the patient to optimal oral health and function. Depending on the level of disease, our treatment may include scaling and root planing (deep cleanings), osseous (bone) surgery to remove bone defects, or other services. To avoid periodontal disease, remember to maintain a good oral hygiene routine at home and to visit the dentist at least once every six months. Please contact Heritage Comfort Dental today if you have red, swollen, or bleeding gums as these are some of the signs of periodontal disease. Together we can improve your oral health and quality of life.