Do your gums bleed when you floss? Have your teeth been feeling sensitive while sipping a cup of coffee or indulging in ice cream? Are your gums red or sore? If so, you may need periodontal treatment.
While gum disease is reversible with good oral hygiene, we can’t say the same about periodontitis. Periodontitis is a severe gum infection that can cause receding gums, tooth loss, and other oral health problems.
The good news is that Dr. Bandy can help you mitigate the symptoms of periodontitis so you can maintain as healthy a smile as possible.
Dr. Bandy may recommend scaling and root planing if you have periodontitis. During this procedure, we use a special dental tool to remove plaque and tartar both above and below the gum line. This also helps to smooth out the surfaces of any exposed tooth roots, giving bacteria and food particles fewer places to hide.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Bandy to learn if you’re a candidate for gum disease treatment.
Gum disease happens when you neglect your oral health. This means that it’s more important than ever that you brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes at a time. You should also floss your teeth once a day to remove any plaque or food particles that could be stuck between teeth.
During your next routine teeth cleaning, Dr. Bandy would be more than happy to give you tips for brushing and flossing. That way, you can have peace of mind knowing that you’re taking care of your smile and slowing the progression of periodontitis.
Dr. David Bandy is an experienced family dentist in Holly, MI. As such, he’d be more than happy to help you maintain healthy gums through periodontal treatment. To request an appointment, please call Bandy Dental at (248) 634-9251. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.