Care For Different Stages Of Gum Disease

What kind of care do you need from your dentist to manage problems with your gum health? That answer will depend on your current condition, as a periodontal infection will grow worse over time without the right kind of care. If gingivitis is identified and addressed through a dedicated cleaning, your tissues can heal and return to their healthy state. However, if a more serious infection has led to more bacteria buildup and deeper periodontal pockets, a more involved treatment can be required. Our West Allis, WI dentist’s office is prepared to help patients affected by different degrees of gum disease. A review can let you know what kind of support you need, which can lead to the appropriate care!

How Serious Is Your Periodontal Health Trouble?

The first stage of an infection that affects your gums, gingivitis, is reversible. That means when treatment takes place in time, the problem can be halted and your periodontal tissues can become healthy again. The good news is that when you go in for your regular oral health exams and cleanings, we can look out for the early warning signs of gum disease and address gingivitis before you have more issues. If you have fallen out of the habit of these checkups, you may find that when you return to the dentist’s chair, you have a more serious problem to contend with. While this can be frustrating news to receive, you should know that our practice is prepared to help by providing more involved services, including services that call for conservative oral surgery.

Taking On Gingivitis Before Advanced Gum Disease Is A Concern

By providing a scaling and root planing, we can remove the bacteria that are on the roots of your teeth. This removal can protect your gums and give them a chance to heal, which means you will not have to worry about deepening periodontal pockets or tissue damage that affect your health and quality of life.

Addressing More Significant Troubles With Poor Periodontal Health

For patients with more serious health troubles, we do offer advanced periodontal services. Options like laser periodontal treatment and a conservative gingival flap surgery allow us to take on serious issues while minimizing the impact on your tissues. Because we can offer this care at our practice, we can help you move forward with treatment without having to find a specialist to support you.

Talk To Your West Allis, WI Dentist About Treating Gum Disease

Any issues you have with your periodontal health should be addressed to prevent complications that can impact your smile and general health. Stubbs Family Dentistry can provide different services based on the current issues that you are trying to manage. Whether you can still benefit from preventive care or require a more involved treatment to address damage from gum disease, we can help take on the issues you are trying to control and provide lasting support for your health! If you would like to find out more, reach out to Dr. Stubbs in West Allis, WI, by calling our practice at (414) 541-8250.