The Surgeon General’s report in 2000 found that the mouth the health and well-being of the body. The report also confirmed what we have found in our practice: oral diseases increase the risk of developing other health problems. Learn more about the oral-systemic connection here. Being that in mind, periodontal disease, a chronic infection of the gums and mouth, affects almost half of Americans over the age of 30. Advanced Dentistry Center offers Periodontics services in Bingham Farms and Royal Oak, MI.
Periodontal disease is characterized by a chronic oral bacterial infection causing destruction of the gum tissue, periodontal ligaments, and jaw bone. If periodontitis is left unchecked, over time it destroy the tissue that hold the teeth firmly in the jaw bone and cause eventual tooth loss.
How to Treat Periodontal Disease
Did you know that there are four different types of teeth cleanings? Did you know that performing the wrong type of cleaning can actually hurt instead of help?
Types of teeth cleanings:
Periodontal therapy to treat specific areas of an infected mouth
Periodontal therapy to treat each tooth in an infected mouth
Periodontal maintenance therapy for a mouth in process of periodontal therapy
Preventative therapy for a healthy mouth