If you have recently been diagnosed with periodontitis, or severe gum disease, you may be wondering what your options are for treating the problem. Livonia Family Dental offers holistic dental services for the treatment of most disorders involving the teeth and gums.
Periodontitis is caused by a build up of plaque on your teeth and along your gum line. If this plaque isn’t removed at least twice per day, it will harden into tartar which is much more difficult to remove. If tartar is left to build up on your teeth, it’s a safe bet that you’ll begin to experience gingivitis—an inflammation of the gums—leading to periodontitis.
If the problem is severe, we can use root planing and scaling to combat the offending tartar. We use ultrasonic scalers and water to make the process as quick and painless as possible, and to make sure we’re rinsing away the loosened debris. The process may need to be repeated every three months or so until your teeth are free of tartar. If left alone, this problem can deteriorate your teeth, causing damage to the surrounding bone and tissue.
If you’re looking for a family dentist in Livonia to treat your family, call for an appointment today or use our handy online scheduling tool. We’re always taking new patients and we’d love to meet you!