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Jaffe Dental Group

Advanced Periodontics in Brownstown Charter Twp., MI

Gum health is pivotal to our oral well-being. Healthy gums provide a strong foundation for teeth, offering stability and support. At Jaffe Dental Group, we take great care in diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures.

Our dentists are trained to address a range of gum-related issues, including gingivitis and periodontitis, both of which can lead to tooth loss. Through innovative techniques and tailored treatments, we provide targeted care to eliminate infection, reduce inflammation, and restore gum health. Advanced procedures such as gum grafting and dental implants are also part of periodontal care, ensuring patients regain their confident smiles while preserving long-term oral health.

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The Process

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease, is a widespread dental condition affecting the tissues that surround the teeth. It starts with the buildup of plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that forms on the teeth. Brushing and flossing removes some of the plaque in our mouths, but any left behind hardens into tartar, which can only be removed by professional dental cleaning.

Over time, tartar and bacteria irritate the gums, leading to inflammation and the development of periodontal pockets. In its early stage, known as gingivitis, gum disease causes redness, swelling, and bleeding gums. If left untreated, it can progress to periodontitis, a more severe form of the disease that can cause lasting damage to bone and connective tissue.

Here’s the good news: most cases of gum disease are easily treated with early detection. If you think you’re suffering from periodontal disease, don’t wait; contact Jaffe Dental Group today.

Problem Solving

Advanced Care for Advanced Cases

Patients facing advanced-stage gum disease may require specialized treatments. One of these advanced procedures is gum flap surgery, where the gum is gently lifted to access and cleanse the root surface of the teeth. After thorough cleaning, the gum is carefully stitched back in place, preventing further infection.

In instances of severe gum or bone damage, patients may require gum tissue or bone grafts. These grafts promote the growth of healthy tissues, restoring the damaged areas. At Jaffe Dental Group, we prioritize comprehensive discussions with our patients, ensuring they are fully informed about all available treatment options. It is essential to understand that the effectiveness of any gum disease treatment is closely tied to the patient’s commitment to improving their oral hygiene practices. With dedicated care and active patient involvement, we strive for successful outcomes in even the most advanced cases of gum disease.

Frequently Asked Questions

Commonly Asked Questions About Periodontics

To prevent gum disease, maintain a diligent oral hygiene routine by brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing regularly, and using an antiseptic mouthwash. Additionally, schedule regular dental check-ups and cleanings, avoid tobacco use, and maintain a balanced diet to support oral health.

A gum health screening is a dental examination conducted by a dentist to assess the health of your gums and detect signs of gum diseases like gingivitis or periodontitis. During the screening, your dentist examines your gums for redness, swelling, and bleeding.

Yes, gum disease is linked to several other health issues, including diabetes, heart disease, and respiratory problems. Research suggests that the inflammation and bacteria associated with gum disease can contribute to these systemic conditions, highlighting the importance of good oral hygiene for overall health.

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