Get Your Gum Disease Under Control

Gum (periodontal) disease is a common problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), half of adults in America have some form of gum disease. It’s also the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. If you live in or nearby Jackson, MI, Dr. Scott Watterson of Watterson Family Dentistry can help you with a non-surgical gum disease treatment.

Treating Gum Disease without Surgery Read Transcript

That’s a real double whammy! And it’s why we screen for gum disease during every dental exam in our Jackson, MI dentist office.

If we find it, we can treat it with a deep cleaning treatment. And we’ll suggest products that help reverse some of its harmful effects.

If you’ve got tender, red gums, you may have gum disease. Call Dr. Scott Watterson of Watterson Family Dentistry at 517-888-0021 for a screening.

Catching Gum Disease in Its Early Stages

Gum disease starts with a buildup of bacteria-filled plaque that causes your gums to become tender and inflamed. For the best outcome, we want to treat gum disease while it’s in this early stage, called gingivitis.

If plaque isn’t removed, your gums can pull away from your teeth and create “pockets” where more bacteria collects and causes infection. Your body tries to fight the infection, which causes the connective tissue that keeps your teeth in place to break down. This later stage of gum disease is called periodontitis.

Using a deep cleaning method called scaling and root planing, Dr. Scott Watterson will remove plaque and bacteria from the gum tissue surrounding your tooth roots. We’ll also provide products like MI Paste to help restore damaged tooth surfaces and prevent plaque buildup.

Common Gum Disease Symptoms

If you notice any of these symptoms between your regular dental exams, call our Jackson, MI dentist office for an immediate appointment:

  • Gum tenderness
  • Bright red gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Painful chewing
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Gums pulling away from your teeth

Call Watterson Family Dentistry for your gum disease screening. Or use our handy online form to make an appointment with Dr. Scott Watterson.

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The health of your gums shouldn't be taken for granted because gum diseases may also bring negative effects to your overall health. Treat gum problems as early as you can. Let Watterson Family Dentistry help you with a non-surgical gum disease treatment that you can trust. On top of that, we can also help you relieve any dental anxiety. Read more about our non-surgical gum disease treatment here: Every member of your family deserves quality dentistry that truly cares. Watterson Family Dentistry provides exceptional dentistry with our highly-skilled dentists and caring dental team that uses the latest dental technology. Book a consultation today with Dr. Watterson or Dr. Lekker at (517)-888-0021. Our staff will help you set an appointment right away. Don't miss special promotions, announcements or even tips for your dental health. Like and follow us on the ff social media accounts: