Our dentists and dental team at Gaslight Village Family Dentistry are dedicated to helping you prevent and treat periodontal (gum) disease. Periodontal disease is a degenerative condition that begins with the accumulation of plaque and calculus on the teeth and gums. When the condition is left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss, gum loss, and bone loss. In severe cases, periodontal disease can contribute to a number of serious health problems, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, pregnancy complications, and high blood pressure. Our skilled dentist, Dr. Ostrowski, are committed to helping you avoid these significant dental and health problems. Visit our dental office in Grand Rapids, Michigan every six months to receive your regular dental cleanings and exams, during which we will check for signs of periodontal disease. We offer periodontal disease treatment at our office to treat the disease and help you return to optimal oral health. Some symptoms of periodontal disease include:
- Loose teeth
- Red, swollen, or tender gums
- Receding gums, or teeth that appear longer than normal
- Pus between your teeth and gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Gums that bleed easily
If you suffer from one or more of these symptoms, we urge you to contact Gaslight Village Family Dentistry today. Our dentists and dental team are eager to care for your smile!