Gum Disease Treatment – Lenox, MI

What to Do About Bleeding Gums

Gum disease is sometimes referred to as periodontal disease, but no matter what you call it, it’s not a problem that should be ignored for too long. Far too many adults end up losing teeth due to gum disease, and the infection may start to affect other parts of your body after a certain point. Have you noticed that your gums often bleed whenever you brush or floss your teeth? Call us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Young or Dr. Samona to find out if gum disease treatment in Lenox may be necessary in your case.

Why Choose Forever Young Dentistry Bayside for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • Focus on Pain-Free Dental Care
  • Variety of Sedation Options
  • Intraoral Cameras for More Accurate Diagnoses

Scaling & Root Planing

Illustrated dental instrument cleaning plaque from teeth during gum disease treatment

You may be told that you need a deep cleaning in order to address the inflammation associated with gum disease. The first part of deep cleaning is scaling, which is when plaque and tartar are removed from beneath your gum line. Then, to make it easier for your gums to reattach to your teeth while also reducing the chances of a new infection occurring, we can smooth out your tooth roots via root planing.


Antibiotic Therapy

Syringe being drawn with vial of clear liquid

Even with professional periodontal treatment carried out by a dental expert, it can be difficult to completely eliminate all the bacteria contributing to gum disease. As such, we may suggest antibiotic therapy after your deep cleaning is complete. The antibiotic will be placed in your gum pockets so that the medication can fight harmful bacteria that may have been overlooked. This simple step can make a significant difference for your oral health.