Hardened tartar that accumulates near the gumline can gradually lead to the periodontal inflammation of gingivitis. If this initial stage of periodontal disease goes untreated the bacterial presence can start to invade deep into the gum tissues, causing your gumline to recede from your teeth.
Over time this chronic condition of periodontitis can lead to a loss of healthy bone structure as well as the loss of multiple teeth. Some patients with chronic periodontal disease will also experience medical complications from systemic inflammation.
In a severe case such as this the severely periodontal tissues may need to be resected by doctors like Drs. Farber and Farber. The procedure can often be performed on an outpatient basis and may also require deep sedation.
During the procedure our doctor will make a small incision in your gums to gain direct access to the infected material. Once it has been carefully removed he might also need to resect a small amount of the surrounding infected periodontal tissues. At that point he will adapt the remaining healthy gum tissues to replicate your gumline.
The recovery process might include prescription pain medications and antibiotics to help eliminate any lingering infection in your system. Drs. Farber and Farber will provide you with any necessary aftercare instructions.
If you live in the Dearborn, Michigan, area and you have been struggling with chronic gum disease, you should call 313-562-5610 to seek further diagnosis and treatment at Dearborn West Dental.