How Do I Benefit from Gum Disease Treatment?

Gum Disease Treatment Dentists Grandville MI

Have questions about gum disease treatment? You’ve come to the right place! Our dentists in Grandville, MI, would be more than happy to help you explore the many benefits of gum disease treatment.

Periodontal treatment has the power to transform your oral health. Here’s what you need to know.

Remove Plaque and Tartar

The human mouth is home to billions of bacteria—not all of them friendly. For this reason, it’s important to practice good oral hygiene at home by brushing twice a day and flossing once daily.

But what about the bacteria you can’t reach at home, like those lurking below the gum line?

We’re so glad you asked!

Our dentists are able to remove bacteria both above and below the gum line to protect your oral health. To offer your smile the best protection, schedule an appointment with our office for gum disease treatment. Your smile will thank you!

Treat Receding Gums

Gum recession is one of the warning signs of periodontal disease. As the bacteria in your mouth irritates the gums, the tissue begins to pull away from the teeth and their roots. This creates deep gingival pockets around teeth, which means more exposure to harmful bacteria.

The good news is that we can help improve the health of receding gums. During your appointment, our dentists will remove bacteria both above and below the gum line before smoothing out the tooth roots. Scaling and root planing encourages the gums to reattach to teeth.

Freshen Breath

Do you find yourself reaching for breath mints and chewing gum? These products only treat your symptoms while masking the true source of bad breath. To cure bad breath, you have to treat it at the source. For patients with periodontal disease, the source of bad breath is bacteria buildup in the mouth.

Removing bacteria helps freshen breath—something everyone can appreciate!

Minimize Discomfort

Do you struggle with sore, bleeding gums? What if we told you there was a way to improve your oral health and wellness? At our office, we’re proud to offer scaling and root planing to patients just like you. During your appointment, we’ll give you a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort during gum disease treatment.

After a deep teeth cleaning, you should start to notice an improvement in how your gums look and feel. Periodontal treatment helps reduce gingival redness, inflammation, bleeding, and other symptoms.

Halt the Progression of Gum Disease

While gingivitis (gum inflammation) is reversible, periodontitis (a serious gum infection) is not. For this reason, it’s important that you consult with our dentists to see what treatment options are best for your smile.

In general, patients with advanced periodontitis will need scaling and root planing to prevent the disease from progressing. Periodontal disease treatment will also help improve comfort, minimize your symptoms, and protect the health of any remaining teeth.

Book an Appointment with 44 West

Our dentists in Grandville, MI, are accepting new patients and will be able to determine if you’re a candidate for periodontal treatment. To schedule an appointment, please call 44 West Dental Professionals at (616) 530-2200. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.