Gum disease can occur in multiple stages. A mild and reversible form,, causes redness and inflammation of the gums. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress into which is irreversible and requires regular deep cleaning to manage.
Dr. Lesinski can restore your gum health with an array of treatments that will work to prevent tooth loss. Don’t let fear prevent you from coming into the office. We can help you.
What is Periodontal Therapy?
Periodontal therapy broadly describes a collection of gum disease treatments that a patient may need to undergo. These treatments include surgical and non-surgical options depending on your condition and disease progression.
Every patient is different. If your gum disease is in its early stages, our dentist will not need to implement intensive treatment. On the other hand, if you have later stage periodontitis, more serious methods will need to be prescribed.
What Are the Signs of Gum Disease?
It’s important that you pay attention to symptoms of gum disease. Feeling pain or tenderness may be a sign that you are not brushing or flossing properly. Our dentist can examine your gums and teeth more closely but if you notice anything out of the ordinary, see us promptly.
A few of the common signs of gum disease include:
- Bright red, swollen, or puffy gums
- Gums that are tender when touched or bleed easily
- Bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Pain while chewing
- Gum recession (pulling away from teeth)
- Pus between your teeth and gums
Don’t Delay Treatment
If you’re showing signs of gum disease, please see our family dentist in Washington, MI, as soon as possible. It’s not wise to leave the infection untreated, especially since gum disease is reversible early on. Contact us online to schedule an appointment or call Washington Family Dental at (586) 752-4545 today.