Gum Disease Therapy at Affordable Dental Care in Lathrup Village
Patients Can Enjoy Healthier Smiles with our Personalized Care
Surprisingly, the most common oral health problem in our country isn’t cavities, teeth grinding, or enamel stains – in fact, it doesn’t directly affect your pearly whites at all. A staggering 75-80% of the American population struggle with gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) today, and the number’s rising as we speak.
While this ailment seems rather tame at first, it can cause severe issues if left untreated too long, including tooth loss. Even worse, many patients are completely unaware of its presence until it progresses to this final, dangerous stage! Here at Affordable Dental in Lathrup Village, MI, we take the threat of gum disease very seriously – that’s why we’ll always closely inspect your mouth for any tell-tale signs of the illness. Plus, with treatment from our skilled team, we can eliminate your symptoms and restore your smile’s health in a smooth and affordable manner.
How do I know if I have gum disease?
Common symptoms of gum disease that you can check for at home include:
- Red, tender, or swollen gums
- Bad breath that remains even after brushing/flossing/using mouthwash
- Teeth that suddenly appear longer (this means your gums are receding)
- Gums that consistently bleed after brushing or flossing
- Treatment Options
For mild cases of gum disease, our Lathrup Village team at Affordable Dental Care can usually treat your case with a deep oral cleaning; we’ll also be happy to provide instructions for how to more effectively clean your gums and teeth so that you can avoid further frustration. More advanced cases might benefit from antibiotic therapy; we also remove the diseased tissue if necessary to provide patients with relief. We’ll be sure to discuss these options with you in depth so that together, we can decide which one will best fit your unique needs and concerns. You deserve to enjoy a smile that’s fully healthy!
Gum disease may be common, but you don’t have to suffer through it alone! Instead, rely on our skilled team here at Affordable Dental Care. We pride ourselves on being able to provide fully committed and comfortable dental care that can effectively treat a number of potentially serious oral health conditions at their earliest stages, saving you from potential damage and frustration, and restoring the beautiful and healthy mouth you need to thrive. We’d love to see you and your whole family! Contact our Lathrup Village office today to schedule an appointment. We also serve the areas of Southfield, Oak Park, Madison Heights, Ferndale, Birmingham, and beyond.