We are excited to announce the re-opening of Periodontic Associates for Port Huron for all provided services on Monday, May 18. The most advanced COVID-19 precautions will be followed for each and every patient. Call between the hours of 8am to 4pm Monday thru Thursday to schedule your consultation or appointment.

We are excited to announce the re-opening of Periodontic Associates for Port Huron for all provided services on Monday, May 18. The most advanced COVID-19 precautions will be followed for each and every patient. Call between the hours of 8am to 4pm Monday thru Thursday to schedule your appointment.

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is a gradual process, with early symptoms presenting in the form of swollen, red, and/or tender gums or gums that bleed easily when brushing. This stage of the disease is known as gingivitis.

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is a gradual process, with early symptoms presenting in the form of swollen, red, and/or tender gums or gums that bleed easily when brushing. This stage of the disease is known as gingivitis.

Periodontal Disease in Port Huron, MI

Although periodontal disease is an issue that affects over half the population, and is one that is only increasing in regularity, many people are still unfamiliar or uncertain about what periodontal disease is, what causes it to occur, and what you can do to correct or prevent it.

Periodontal disease is a gradual process, with early symptoms presenting in the form of swollen, red, and/or tender gums or gums that bleed easily when brushing. This stage of the disease is known as gingivitis. Gingivitis occurs when pockets in your gums deepen, which allows for more bacteria to collect and eventually harden. Gingivitis can typically be reversed by modifying oral health care routines and scheduling an appointment for a deep cleaning, during which we will remove plaque and calculus that has hardened using specialized tools. Following this, it will be important to schedule regular periodontal maintenance (at least every six months) so we can measure the depth of your pockets and provide additional treatment as needed.

If gingivitis is not treated, it will eventually progress to periodontitis and advanced periodontitis. At this stage in the disease, symptoms will increase in severity and result in issues such as jawbone deterioration and tooth loss. If periodontal disease reaches this stage, it will be necessary to schedule an appointment for a procedure or procedures to correct the issue and prevent similar issues from developing.

At Periodontic Associates of Port Huron, we are committed to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. In addition to offering various treatment options to treat periodontal disease, our office provides a range of services, ranging from regular periodontal maintenance, laser dentistry protocols, bone grafting procedures, dental implants, and more. Whatever your needs may be, our team is on hand to create a treatment plan designed to improve your oral health. To learn more about treating and preventing periodontal disease, please read below. To schedule an appointment to treat periodontal disease or any other procedure, new patients can contact us at (810) 412-1044 and current patients can contact us at (810) 987-1400.

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Periodontal & Dental Implant Specialists

Become a patient of our practice and you will be treated to an unparalleled dental experience. We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to take care of our patients and consistently provide the high level of service you deserve.

What Causes Periodontal Disease and How is it Treated?

There are a range of underlying reasons periodontal disease may develop. Two of the most common reasons periodontal disease develops is due to improper oral hygiene practices and/or lifestyle habits, such as diets high in sugary or starchy foods or tobacco use. Other factors that may increase an individual’s risk of developing periodontal disease include genetic predisposition, living with high levels of stress for extended periods of time, and due to certain types of medications.

Because periodontal disease is progressive, it is essential to begin treating the issue as soon as possible. There are a range of treatment options that may be recommended depending upon the severity of your case and your unique oral health needs. Common treatment options for periodontal disease include:

  • Scaling and Root Planing/Deep Cleaning
  • Gum Grafting
  • Pinhole Surgical Technique:
  • LANAP
  • Regular Periodontal Maintenance
  • Gum Surgery/Bone Grafting

We will discuss what treatment options are best for your needs and answer any questions you have concerning what is involved in having these procedures performed.

How Much Does Treating Periodontal Disease Cost?

At Periodontic Associates of Port Huron, we are committed to making sure you understand what the cost of treatment will be and will do everything we can to help you maximize your dental health benefits and explore third-party financing plans if necessary. One of our business coordinators will be happy to conduct a complimentary benefits analysis for you when you are in the office.

If you do not have insurance and are concerned about the cost of periodontal care, you are not alone. We understand that cost of periodontal treatment is one of the biggest concerns our patients have and are committed to ensuring our patients receive the care they deserve, and that cost of treatment does not prevent this from happening. To learn more about all the financial options we offer, contact our office today.

For your convenience, we accept cash, check, credit cards, and financing.

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Professionals

Our goal is to help you achieve and maintain a beautiful and healthy smile for life. Let our experienced team create a treatment plan that will improve your oral health and enhance your quality of life.

Aftercare Instructions Following Treatment of Periodontal Disease

Following your treatment of periodontal disease, it is essential that you closely follow aftercare instructions provided by your periodontist. It is also important to improve your level of self-care moving forward to reduce your risk of developing periodontal disease in the future. Schedule regular periodontal maintenance every six months or with greater frequency depending upon the severity of your case. These visits allow us to perform a thorough examination of your oral health, and if any issue is detected, begin treating that issue as soon as possible. Additionally, we can provide a professional cleaning to eliminate plaque and calculus using specialized instruments that normal brushing methods cannot remove.

While these regular appointments are a critical component to enjoying good oral health, the type of self-care you follow at home is even more important. In addition to brushing and flossing twice daily, eat healthy, avoid use of tobacco, and take efforts to avoid being sedentary and reducing high levels of stress, as both are linked as underlying causes of systemic issues, including periodontal disease. By making a commitment to following a consistent oral health routine and living a healthy lifestyle, you will significantly reduce your risk of developing periodontal disease and enjoy improved overall oral and physical health.

Beautiful Smiles
Last a Lifetime

Our goal is to help you achieve and maintain a beautiful and healthy smile for life. Whether this can be achieved with dental implants, bone grafting procedures, laser dentistry protocols, or other periodontal services, we will work to ensure you can maintain that beautiful smile for years to come.

Personalized Care and High Quality Services

At Periodontic Associates of Port Huron, you can be confident that you will have an unparalleled dental experience. Our team of experienced and dedicated professionals are committed to providing the highest level of periodontal support and taking time to get to know our patients. We believe that developing this level of trust and open communication is an essential component to understanding your unique needs and providing you with optimal care.

If you have additional questions about treating periodontal disease or would like to schedule an appointment, new patients can contact us at (810) 412-1044 and current patients can contact us at (810) 987-1400.

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