Gum Treatment in Birmingham MI

gum disease treatmentDr. Sushko is very experienced in treating gum disease and can help you prevent or eliminate it with gentle, effective treatment. The main cause of gum disease is bacteria and Dr. Sushko offers non-surgical treatment to handle cases of mild to intermediate gum disease. This treatment can be done right on our office and is one of the most effective ways to treat gum disease before it becomes severe.

Ultrasonic Scaling or “Deep Cleaning” to fight Gum Disease

Ultrasonic scaling or “deep cleaning” is a new weapon to fight periodontal or gum disease. The scaling device looks like a small wand with a tip that produces ultrasonic vibrations. These vibrations, in combination with a flow of water, remove plaque, tartar and bacteria from the teeth, gums and mouth. Ultrasonic cleaning is more effective than old-fashioned methods and can remove build-up beneath the gumline and stubborn deposits.

Symptoms of gum disease

Poor oral hygiene, irregular professional dental cleanings, smoking or chewing tobacco, taking certain medications, defective fillings, crooked teeth and systemic diseases are contributing factors to gum disease.

Some warning signs of gum disease are:

  • Gums that bleed during brushing
  • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste
  • Permanent teeth that are loose or separating
  • Any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite

A healthy lifestyle, regular brushing and flossing and routine checkups at the dentist are the best way to keep your gums healthy and avoid gum disease.