Advanced Specialist Treatment for Inflammatory Gum Disease

United Dental Specialists features one of the only full-time Periodontists in Detroit proper. We are committed to treating periodontal disease which is so prevalent in our city with our affordable and highly qualified Periodontist. Our Periodontist also specializes in dental implants which are some of the most affordable in the Detroit metro area.

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What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is a broad term for a vast number of illnesses that affect the gums, teeth and jaw line as we age. Periodontal disease takes many forms but is most often caused by a buildup of bacteria that forms on the gingiva and teeth. When the body tries to clear away the bacteria, an inflammatory autoimmune response occurs, which causes severe and ongoing pain and inflammation in the gums, as well as bone erosion and loss of teeth. Because the causes of periodontal disease are difficult to determine and treat, most dentists are unqualified to find a lasting solution and a Periodontist is required.

Why do I need a periodontist? Or dentist vs periodontist?

If you suffer from periodontal disease, then your treatment options are severely limited with a standard dentist. While some dentists can treat minor forms of periodontal disease, more often than not this type of problem requires treatment from a highly skilled periodontist who has studied the disease for many years. Periodontists focus on issues affecting the inflammation of gums and underlying tooth structures and must receive three additional years of dental training in order to become accredited as a Periodontist. This makes them exceptionally qualified to treat the complex causes of periodontal disease.

What are the symptoms of periodontal disease?

The most common manifestation of periodontal disease is swollen, red and tender or painful gums. Bleeding while brushing, flossing or eating hard foods. An appearance of being, “long in the tooth,” where the gums recede from the teeth, making them appear longer than they previously were.

Can you fix periodontal disease?

With treatment from a qualified Periodontist, periodontal disease can be effectively treated. Treatment begins by identifying the affected tissues and making a diagnosis and progresses by treating the underlying infection that is causing the inflammation of the gums and damage to the teeth.

What are the treatment options for periodontal disease?

Gum Disease Management

The first line of treatment for gum disease is a deep cleaning, where treatment is provided beneath the gum line to remove plaque buildup.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are artificial root structures that are implanted in the mouth and anchored into the jaw in order to secure tooth replacement prosthetics such as dentures or partial dentures. When periodontal disease has progressed to the point of tooth loss of one or more teeth, your periodontist may recommend dental implants as an effective solution to restore function and reduce discomfort. Learn More Here

How much do dental implants cost?

Dental implant costs can vary widely depending on the number of teeth affected, the treatment option selected and the materials used. Detroit Dental Specialists is committed to providing high quality dental care at an affordable price to all dental patients in Detroit. We accept almost all insurance and offer a Premium Discount Program for Detroit residents who do not have insurance but are in need of dental care.