Gum Disease Treatments

Our dentists do everything in their power to help you maintain a healthy smile.

The best way to avoid gum disease is to brush your teeth twice a day, floss once daily, and see one of our dentists every six months for a teeth cleaning and oral examination.

Otherwise, plaque and tartar will build up on the surface of your gums and cause irritation, bleeding, and swelling. Learn how gum disease treatment can help.

How We Diagnose Gum Disease

People with periodontal disease tend to have deep gum pockets around their teeth. Our dentists and hygienists are trained to check for receding gums by measuring the depth of these pockets. We’ll also examine the inside of your mouth for bleeding or swollen gums, loose teeth, and bone loss. If we diagnose you with periodontal disease, we’ll be able to identify the stage and recommend appropriate gum disease treatment.

How We Treat Periodontal Disease

While periodontal disease is irreversible, there are still things you can do to prevent its progression. For example, we offer scaling and root planning. During this gum disease treatment, we remove plaque and tartar from the gum pockets around your teeth. We then smooth out your tooth roots so your receding gums have the best chance of reattaching to teeth.

Stages of Periodontal Disease

Stage 1: Gingivitis → plaque buildup, swollen gums, bleeding gums

Stage 2: Periodontitis → tartar buildup, receding gums, deepening gum pockets, early stages of bone loss

Stage 3: Advanced Periodontitis → destruction of gums, bone, and ligament tissues; loosening and loss of teeth; more severe bone loss

Get Treatment for Gum Disease

Our gum disease dentists are dedicated to helping patients maintain healthy teeth and gums. To request an appointment with one of our dentists, call Bander Dental Group at (616) 949-5980.

If you want to learn more, check out our How to Prevent Gum Disease blog post

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