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Gum Disease Treatment Improves Your Overall Oral Health
If your gums look red, become inflamed, and bleed easily, you could be dealing with gum disease.Dr. Newingham on Gum Disease Read Transcript
If we find during our data gathering that you are either prone to periodontal disease or you are, perhaps, having an active problem, we use oral DNA salivary diagnostics. In other words, we want to know what specific bug is causing the problem. We want to know what specific type of bacteria that you have in your mouth that’s allowing this disease to be active. You have a normal flora of bacteria in your body. It all starts in the digestive tract with your mouth. We know from the latest research that there are specific types of bacteria in your mouth that is indigenous to you. We can’t give you an antibiotic and get rid of it. We simply have to control the numbers. Sometimes in periodontal disease, the numbers of these bacteria get out of control. We need to get them under control, so we can stabilize your disease. We always equate periodontal disease to diabetes. This is something that you have to live with, but we have the correct techniques to manage it in the best way possible. We figure out which bugs have grown to a number where they are out of control and causing the disease to be active. We target those specifically with out treatment.
Newingham Dental Center provides effective treatment for gum disease, but we also make sure you have the right advice to prevent the condition from affecting you in the future.
Though gum disease affects millions of Americans every year, preventing gum disease is actually very simple. It can be avoided by:
- Daily brushing and flossing
- Regular dental cleanings and exams from Dr. Newingham, during which he will look for any signs of gum disease or infection
Call 248-972-8720 to contact our Birmingham, MI dentist office today if you suspect you have gum disease. With our help, your mouth and gums can remain in perfect health.
Treating & Preventing Your Gum Disease
Gum disease is an infection that occurs when plaque and tartar build up on your teeth and gums. If you do have gum disease, Dr. Newingham has many solutions that will help you reduce and eliminate it before you suffer any lasting damage to your gums and teeth.
When he first notices signs of gum disease, Dr. Newingham will test your saliva to determine what is causing the buildup of bacteria.
He will then recommend the following solutions:
- Scaling and root planing procedures, which eliminate the tartar above and below the gum line to stop the infection from spreading
- High-quality CariFree rinses or antibiotics to slow the spread of bacteria and the growth of pockets between your teeth and gums
These solutions have been very effective for most of our patients with gum disease. If you require further treatment, we can refer you to an expert who will help you fight extreme cases of the disease.
Let Dr. Newingham Ensure Your Gums’ Great Health
Call 248-972-8720 to contact our Birmingham, MI dentist office today if you suspect you have gum disease. It’s important for Dr. Newingham to provide immediate treatment and ensure your optimal oral health!