At The Art of Dentistry, we believe that every aspect of your smile is important to your overall oral health, and we work hard to provide all of the dental treatments you may need. As part of this effort, we offer comprehensive periodontal treatment for your gums and soft tissues. The most common goal of periodontal treatment is to prevent and treat gum disease in Davison, Michigan. Gum disease is an infection and inflammation of the gums that can cause gum loss, tooth loss, and even bone loss. Symptoms of gum disease include:
- Gums that bleed, especially when brushing and flossing
- Swollen or tender gums
- Unusually red gums
- Loose teeth
- A receding gum line
- Pain when biting or chewing
We offer comprehensive treatments for gum disease and other gum conditions. Our most common treatment is scaling and root planing, which are deep cleaning methods. Scaling is designed to remove diseased gum tissue and promote the healthy re-growth of your gums. Root planing smoothes rough patches on your tooth’s surface to prevent bacteria and food particles from getting stuck and causing further decay. We will suggest any other treatments as necessary. If you are experiencing the signs and symptoms of gum disease, we encourage you to call us and schedule an appointment today with our experienced dentist, Dr. Williams. We are truly dedicated to taking care of your entire smile.