Dr. Ara Nazarian does everything in his power to help you maintain a healthy smile. The best way to avoid gum disease is to brush your teeth twice a day, floss once daily, and see our dentist every 6 months for a teeth cleaning and oral examination. Otherwise, plaque and tartar will build upon the surface of your gums and cause irritation, bleeding, and swelling. Learn how gum disease treatments can help.

Gum Disease Treatment Shelby Township Dentist

How We Diagnose Gum Disease

People with periodontitis tend to have deep gum pockets around their teeth. Our dentist and hygienists are trained to check for receding gums by measuring the depth of these pockets. We’ll also examine the inside of your mouth for bleeding or swollen gums, loose teeth, and bone loss. If we diagnose you with periodontal disease, we’ll be able to identify the stage and recommend appropriate gum disease treatment.

Our Gum Disease Treatments

While periodontal disease is irreversible, there are still things you can do to prevent its progression. For example, our dentist offers scaling and root planing. During this gum disease treatment, we remove plaque and tartar from the gum pockets around your teeth. We then smooth out your tooth roots so your receding gums have the best chance of reattaching to teeth.

Stages of Periodontal Disease

Stage 1: Gingivitis → plaque buildup, swollen gums, bleeding gums

Stage 2: Periodontitis → tartar buildup, receding gums, deepening gum pockets, early stages of bone loss

Stage 3: Advanced Periodontitis → destruction of gums, bone, and ligament tissues; loosening and loss of teeth; more severe bone loss

Request an Appointment with Dr. Nazarian

Interested in our gum disease treatments? Dr. Nazarian is dedicated to helping patients maintain healthy teeth and gums. To request an appointment with our dentist in Shelby Township, MI, call the Premier Dental Center at (248) 457-0500.