Most people spend some time thinking about the health of their pearly whites, but not as much when it comes to gum tissue. Yet, without the support of your gums, even healthy teeth can become loose, fall out, and result in bone loss. Gum disease results when gum tissue becomes infected from the bacteria in dental plaque. Plaque can be removed by brushing and flossing your teeth daily and maintaining regular dental cleanings. If these are neglected, gum disease can set in.
For patients in Grand Rapids, Michigan and the neighboring communities with gum disease, Jacob S. Miller, DDS offers laser gum disease treatment and scaling and root planing to restore your oral health.
With laser gum treatments, our team will gently clean your gums using our soft tissue laser ensuring a virtually pain-free treatment for you. We use scaling and root planing to remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar, and to halt the progress of periodontal disease when gum disease is moderate to severe. We may also combine scaling and root planing with other periodontal therapies, such as antibiotic treatment. Signs to look for that indicate you might have gum disease:
- Bad breath that just won’t go away.
- Teeth that feel loose.
- Swollen, bleeding, or red gums.
- Pain whenever you chew.
- Teeth appearing longer because of receding gums.
Please call 616-364-7039 to schedule an appointment if you are having any of these symptoms. Dr. Jacob Miller and our team are here to help your smile thrive in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We look forward to helping you achieve the confident smile you deserve!