Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can be devastating to your oral health. This disease is a degenerative condition caused by harmful bacteria in your mouth. These bacteria infect and inflame the gum tissues and, when left untreated, eventually lead to a number of serious oral health problems. Gum disease has also been closely linked to systemic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, respiratory disease and pregnancy complications, making it crucial that the disease is diagnosed and treated as quickly as possible.

Dr. Bruno Giglio will check for signs of gum disease during each of your regular dental appointments. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment if you notice any signs of gum disease during your oral hygiene routine or day-to-day activities at home. Signs of periodontal disease include:

  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Bleeding while brushing, flossing or eating hard foods
  • Gum recession
  • Loose or separating teeth
  • Pus between the gums and teeth
  • Sores in your mouth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Changes in your bite or in the fit of dentures or other removable appliances

There are several types of treatment available for gum disease, and our dentist will work with you to determine the severity of your disease and create a treatment plan that can be effective for you. Your treatment plan may include one or more of the following:

  • Improved at-home oral hygiene
  • Antibiotic treatment
  • Professional dental cleanings
  • Scaling and root planing (deep cleanings)
  • Gum surgery

We invite you to call MI Smile Team at 586-254-3860 to schedule a consultation with our experienced dentist and learn more about gum disease treatment in Sterling Heights, Michigan. We are committed to halting the progress of the disease and restoring your oral health and smile.

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