PERIODONTAL CARE FOR GUM DISEASE
If you are at risk for gum disease or need treatment for periodontal infection, talk to us about periodontal therapies and procedures that can restore your oral health. Common symptoms such as loose teeth, bleeding gums, and bad breath should not be ignored. Let Dr. Carmy Michael put together a comprehensive periodontal care plan for gum disease treatment in Jenison, MI that will help you maintain a healthy, infection free mouth.
PERIODONTAL CARE OPTIONS
Scaling and Root Planing
Early treatment of gum disease is essential for preventing tooth loss and other oral health issues. Scaling and root planing is effective for treating periodontal disease in its early stages and can reduce periodontal pocket depths. It can help prevent loose teeth and tooth loss over time.
Patients with moderate or advanced periodontal disease may be good candidates for osseous surgery. This procedure helps to create a clean environment around the tooth structure and enables Dr. Michael to smooth rough root surfaces and bone tissue. We will need to trim infected gum tissue and place sutures so that the gums can heal.
If you have gum recession because of periodontal disease, you may benefit from a gum grafting procedure that restores the gum line. Gum grafting can reduce root sensitivity and improve the esthetics of your smile.
Patients with bone loss due to tooth loss or periodontal disease may be good candidates for a bone grafting procedure to replace lost bone. Bone loss can cause facial deformities and many issues related to the jaw. Dr. Michael may perform an autogenous graft, allograft, or xenograft to restore lost bone.
Get your beautiful smile back after bone loss and restore structure to the arch with a ridge augmentation or ridge preservation procedure. We can recreate the natural contour of the gums or restore bone tissue in preparation for a dental implant.
Laser Gum Surgery
Dr. Michael is proud to offer laser gum surgery, the laser alternative to traditional cut-and-sew gum surgery. This revolutionary laser allows Dr. Michael to treat your gum disease without a scalpel or sutures. Laser treatment is virtually painless, minimally invasive and has little to no downtime after the procedure. Click here to learn more!