The gums, ligaments and bone around the teeth form the foundation for teeth. These structures are commonly referred to as the periodontium. When these structures are not healthy, the foundation for teeth is compromised, and this can often lead to serious dental problems. Dr. Mark Osenieks will create a customized plan to treat any periodontal issues, prevent the problems from spreading and protect your mouth from any further concerns. Signs of unhealthy periodontium include:
- Gums that are red and bleed easily
- Persistent bad breath
- Gums that are pulled away from the tooth
- Loose teeth
- Changes in the position or bite of the teeth
With proper gum treatments, Dr. Osenieks can return gum tissue to a healthy state and keep your smile happy. If you are having any periodontal problems, come to our office and see our team so we can treat you right away. Typically, our dentist will treat these issues with a deep cleaning that includes root planing done under a local anesthetic, along with local antibiotic agents. It is important to have your gums checked regularly so any minor issues can be stopped before they escalate to gum disease and require surgery or extraction.
If you have any questions about how we treat gum disease in Grand Rapids, Michigan, call our office at (616) 453-0002 today. We would be happy to schedule a consultation for you.