Restore Your Gums with a Highly
Recommended Michigan Periodontist
The Periodontics teams at My Family Dental centers are dedicated to restoring your oral health with exceptional care and treatments.
If your gums are tender; if you notice bleeding after brushing; if you have loose teeth; or if you have bad breath that doesn’t go away, please contact us for a dental check-up.
Identifying and treating the problem is critical to preserving your teeth and overall health. Our caring team will help restore your smile and get back on track to a happier you!
Schedule an Appointment with My Family Dental If You Are Experiencing:
- Bleeding gums when brushing your teeth
- Bright red or red-purple appearance to gums
- Tender gums when touched
- Swollen gums
- Mouth sores
- A shiny appearance to gums
- Loose teeth
What Is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums and bone around the teeth. It is caused by the germs in your mouth. The first stage of the disease, which occurs when germs infect the gums only, is called gingivitis. Early treatment includes non-surgical scaling and root planing to arrest the disease's process; regular periodontal maintenance like cleanings will help prevent its progression into periodontitis.
Factors That Increase Periodontal Disease and Put You at Risk:
- Smoking or chewing tobacco
- Diabetes or heart disease
- Crooked teeth
- Medications such as steroids
- Hormonal changes including pregnancy or menopause
Common Terms You May Hear at the Periodontist:
Gingivitis is an infection that can cause the gums to become red and swollen and lead to bleeding while brushing. A procedure called a Gingivectomy reduces excess, infected or overgrown gum tissue. If left untreated, the infection will go deeper and can infect the bone around the teeth.
Periodontitis is an advanced form of gum disease. In its early stages, the disease causes the gums to pull away from the teeth, leaving deep pockets where plaque and bacteria can build up. Periodontitis can progress until the bones that support the teeth are damaged, with teeth becoming loose, falling out or requiring removal. Unfortunately, in most cases, people don't realize that they have the infection because it doesn’t hurt. But your dentist and periodonist will be able to see the signs of early gum disease, which is why regular check-ups at My Family Dental are critical.
When gum disease develops, the body deposits a mineral layer under the gums. This layer is called tartar, and it causes the gums to become swollen. The first step in treating the gum disease is to remove this layer of tartar, a procedure called scaling and root planing. It is one of the most effective ways to treat gum disease before it becomes severe.
The periodontal experts at My Family Dental provide a thorough and gentle scaling and root planing treatment. Your teeth and gums are important to us, whichi s why we dedicate ourselves to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease.
Don’t you owe it to yourself to schedule a dental check-up today?
Our esthetic crown lengthening procedure reduces tissue to improve the tooth-to-gum ratio. Functional crown lengthening removes a small amount of gum and bone to enable placement of a restoration.
Friendly, Engaging and Caring!
"My Family Dental has been my dental office for over 4 years now, and I'm still love them to pieces! All of the dentists are friendly, engaging and caring. Dr. Oleg is my favorite. The staff is always so friendly and caring. Lori is my favorite. I recently had oral surgery, and the periodontist gave me my after-surgery instructions of course, and said he would call to check on me, and he did. He called me later that evening and advised if I had any questions or concerns to not hesitate to call. I like that he did what he said he was going to do, and I felt his concern was sincere."