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Periodontitis is a term that is commonly known as gum disease would be defined as inflammation around the tissue of the teeth.

Resulting normally in shrinkage of the gums and which can lead to tooth loss. Because it is generally painless, most people don’t recognize there is an issue. With our highly trained Detroit Periodontist at Lakeshore Dental Specialists, we’re able to properly examine and diagnose this.

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How Does Periodontitis Come About?

Bacteria can fall below the gum line. When this stays for an extended period of time without being removed, it will harden on the tooth.

At this point, regular tooth brushing will not reach the bacteria and inflammation will result. Your body recognizes this and will then attempt to “separate” from the source - the bone or ligament of the tooth. You’ll see from this that you’re only a few steps away from tooth loss. Not only this, you are susceptible to contaminating your bloodstream with this infection, leading to other health conditions.

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Our Periodontist will diagnose this through a specialized periodontal examination.

The first step is to measure the gap between the tooth and the gums, to check for what is known as a “dental pocket” (the space between the tooth and gums). What your Periodontist is looking for is no more than 3 mm space between tooth and gum, and no bleeding. Bleeding tends to indicate there is infection.

Find out why we offer one of the best Periodontist Detroit has to offer, by calling our office today to inquire about our periodontal services.

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What Can You Do To Help Prevent Periodontitis?

Your diet is a contributing factor to your gum health. Poor nutrition and not consuming important vitamins and minerals can lead to a weakened immune system and make it harder for your body to fight off infections.

Cigarettes and other tobacco products are not only harmful to your overall health but also can cause tooth loss and slow healing of wounds. Other diseases can be a contributor to poor gum health, As an example, diabetes such as has been linked with a worsening condition of the gums. Whatever issue you may be having, consultation and proper education with our leading Periodontist in Detroit will get you on the path to a healthier mouth.

Treatment -Scaling & Root Planing

The first step in our treatment plan is deep cleaning - which is just what is sounds like.

Our Periodontist will go below the gum surface to take away deposits of tartar and plaque. This procedure, known as scaling & root planing, is the first step to helping the gum properly fuse back to the tooth. There is little to no pain associated with this process. Depending on what your Periodontist finds, they may also do additional smoothing of the tooth to help the gum to attach to the root surface. You’ll be given instructions from your Periodontist on proper hygiene habits to practice following this procedure. But we cannot emphasize enough how important it is in keeping your mouth clean and following all instructions you get. To help your gums fully heal. You will also be scheduled for a follow-up appointment so we can ensure you are healing properly and keep you on the path to a fully healthy mouth.

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