Periodontal Disease

Fight Periodontal Disease for a Healthy Mouth

Did you know that an estimated 80 percent of adults live with some level of gum disease, and many don’t even realize it? Gum disease, or periodontal disease, develops when plaque, the sticky film in your mouth, isn’t removed and hardens into tartar. The hard substance irritates gum tissue and emits bacteria, which promotes infection. Left untreated, your gums will begin to recede, and you risk more problems, such as tooth loss.

Research has also linked periodontal disease with serious health problems, like heart disease, osteoporosis, low birth weight, and diabetes complications. Because the early signs, which include bleeding and swollen gums, are mild, many people don’t seek treatment right away. Regular checkups allow us to monitor your dental health and spot problems early. If we detect trouble, Dr. Banda may suggest preventive care or periodontal treatment, such as scaling, root planing, or oral antibiotics.

Safeguard your oral health. To make an appointment with Dr. Banda, call our Bloomfield Hills dental office today. Patients throughout this area, including Troy, Birmingham, Bingham Farms, and Royal Oak, have found the care they desire in our practice. For more about gum disease and periodontal disease therapy, visit our patient library.