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Manage Symptoms of Gum Disease with Scaling and Root Planing


Patients suffering from mild to moderate periodontal disease can manage their condition with scaling and root planing, improving gum health, protecting teeth, and eliminating persistent bad breath. This treatment involves removing plaque and tartar from below the gumline using ultrasonic tools for comfortable, effective treatment. As a patient of Drs. Bruce Luria, Mark Luria, and Rena Allswang in Dearborn, MI, rest assured that you are in capable, compassionate hands. Our dentists have decades of experience managing gum disease, and pride themselves on providing customized care. Scaling and root planing could help reverse the effects of this disease and decrease the risk for serious health complications like heart disease and stroke.

The Impact of Gum Disease

Although many might think white, sparkling teeth are the only indicator of good oral health, your gums play an equally important role. 

Gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis are the three stages of gum disease, a condition that can increase your risk of developing serious health issues like diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Gum disease has even been linked to premature births and low birth weight. Because it can sometimes be painless, this disease can be present in patients who are not knowledgeable about symptoms. Given the severe consequences of unmanaged gum disease, it is critical that you undergo regular checkups that will allow your dentist to monitor the health of your gums.

Fight Gum Disease with Scaling and Root Planing

Fortunately, our dentists can mitigate the symptoms of gum disease and, in some cases, reverse its effects with scaling and root planning. To ensure patients are comfortable during these procedures, we can administer local anesthesia to numb the tissue. 

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Scaling and root planing can remove plaque and tartar from below the gumline to reduce inflammation.

When beginning the scaling process, our doctors will use an ultrasonic scaling device to eradicate tartar, plaque, and biofilm. Once the teeth are clean, the roots will be made smooth in order to discourage the buildup of these substances in the future.

Gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis are the three stages of gum disease, a condition that can increase your risk of developing serious health issues like diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. 

In the earliest stages of gum disease, scaling and root planing can reverse the condition. More advanced stages of gum disease are considered chronic, but the condition can be managed. After scaling and root planing, our dentists can recommend the care necessary to help you control periodontal disease and experience the best possible oral health.

Act Now to Ensure Your Dental Health

If you suffer from gum disease, it can place more than your oral health in jeopardy. This disease can eventually affect your overall health, so if you are experiencing symptoms such as bleeding gums, swelling, or pain, reach out to us today. Or, if you are not currently seeing a dentist on a regular basis, we would be glad to become your partner in maintaining your smile and monitoring for gum disease and other conditions. You can contact us online anytime or call us directly at (313) 565-5507.

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Our dentists are passionate about helping patients. Drs. Mark Luria, Bruce Luria, and Rena Allswang all began careers in dentistry to improve not only their patients' smiles, but also the quality of their lives.

- Dearborn Family Dentistry

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Dearborn, MI 48124

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