Periodontal Therapy in Birmingham, MI

The Importance of Healthy Gums

One of the most common dental issues that affects millions of Americans is periodontal (gum) disease. This is an infection that forms in the gums due to bacteria produced by plaque, or an opaque film on the teeth that hardens into tartar.

As tartar accumulates, it fosters bacteria that attack the soft tissue around the gums and below your gum line. Our Birmingham dentist can easily treat gum disease and restore your oral health with periodontal therapy. See how we can get you back on track.

Signs of Gum Disease

Gum disease is commonly referred to as the silent killer, as it can easily progress without pain or apparent symptoms. Noticing periodontitis in its early stages can significantly increase your chances of reversing its effects and preventing further damage. Common signs include:

  • Red or swollen gums
  • Teeth shifting positions
  • Receding gum line
  • Spaces or gaps between teeth
  • Permanent bad breath (halitosis)
  • Bleeding gums while brushing or flossing

Periodontal Treatment With Dr. Stone

At Birmingham Dentistry, we offer an effective treatment for patients suffering from mild to moderate cases of gum disease called scaling and root planing, or deep cleaning. During this procedure, Dr. Stone will thoroughly clean out the gums and remove any plaque build-up.

After the scaling portion of the treatment is complete, we’ll smooth out the tooth roots to prevent bacteria from settling into the cleaned area and encourage gum reattachment. Dr. Stone also uses ARESTIN® antibiotics in the deep pockets that have formed to reduce pocket size.

Frequently Asked Questions About Periodontal Therapy

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Regular dental visits and good oral hygiene are essential parts in treating and preventing gum disease. To learn more about periodontal therapy, contact our Birmingham office at (248) 644-8520 or fill out a contact form. We’ll be happy to explain your treatment options.

Birmingham Dentistry

751 Chestnut St Ste 204
Birmingham, MI 48009

Office Hours

Monday
10am – 7pm
Tuesday
8am – 5pm
Wednesday
7am – 3pm
Thursday
7am – 5pm
Friday
Closed
Saturday
8am – 2pm
Sunday
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