Do your gums bleed when you brush and floss? Are your noticing changes in the sensitivity and comfort of your gums? You may have gingivitis or gum inflammation. Harmful bacteria that build up on the gum tissue can inflame and swell the gums. Over time, if patients do not receive care for their gingivitis, they can develop periodontitis. Periodontitis, or gum disease, can lead to gum recession and bone loss. At Hartland Dental Care, we offer restorative dental treatment for patients with gum disease. Dr. Michael Sesi works with patients to fight their periodontal disease in his Hartland, MI dental office.
Signs of Gum Disease
Common symptoms of gum disease include:
- Swollen or puffy gums
- Tender and inflamed gum tissue
- Bleeding when brushing and flossing
- Gum sensitivity to hot and cold
- Red or purple-tinged gums
- Bad breath (halitosis)
Please get in touch with our dental office if you notice any of these symptoms or changes in your gum health. Our team will examine your smile and find the right treatment to minimize gum damage.
Treat Gum Disease in Hartland, MI
Our hygienists can offer deep cleaning treatments to remove plaque and tartar at routine appointments. Plaque is a sticky bacterial film that can harden over time to form tartar. Patients often find removing plaque and tartar at home difficult, which is why we recommend regular dental cleanings. In addition, our hygienists offer scaling and root planing for patients with signs of gum inflammation. Scaling removes plaque on and below gums, while root planing smooths the tooth roots. These deep-cleaning treatments minimize bacteria that cause gum irritation and inflammation.
We also offer laser treatments to remove infected gum tissue. Our small, handheld dental lasers offer precise treatment targeting gum tissue. As a result, laser dentistry provides more comfortable and efficient treatment compared to gum surgery with conventional dental tools.
Treat Your Gum Health
Reverse the symptoms of gum inflammation and disease. Contact our dental office at 810-255-5203. Feel free to request a dental appointment with our team online. Please let us know if you have any questions for our office staff and dental team, they will be happy to help.