Non-Surgical Gum Treatment

The gums, ligaments, and bone around the teeth form the foundation for ones teeth. Collectively, these structures are referred to as the periodontium. When the periodontium is not healthy, it jeopardizes the teeth just as a bad foundation would threaten the stability of a house. Signs of unhealthy periodontium (gum disease) may be as follows:

  • Gums that are red and bleed easily

  • Persistent bad breath

  • Gums that are pulled away from the tooth

  • Loose teeth 

  • Changes in the position or bite of the teeth 

Any of these signs may mean something is wrong. With the proper care, however, it may be possible to return them to a healthy state. This is where appropriate gum treatments come in. If you're having a problem, come in and see us so we can take care of it right away. The treatment usually involves a deep cleaning or root planing done under a local anesthetic, along with local antibiotic agents. If the gum disease gets too severe it may need to be treated through surgery or extraction. This is why it is important to get it treated at the first sign of a problem!

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Whether you want to request an appointment or simply have a question, fill out the form to the right or call us as (269) 465-3001 and our staff will be happy to help!

Prevention of Disease is Our #1 Goal!