Periodontics is devoted to the prevention and treatment of gum disease. Healthy gum tissue and bone is the foundation for a great smile. Gum disease affects three out of four adults and is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. At your regularly scheduled dental check-ups, we will evaluate the health of your gums and recommend any procedures necessary to ensure they remain healthy for years to come.
Our treatment for periodontal disease focuses on soft tissue management. The hygiene staff of Modern Dentistry Associates creates a personalized soft tissue management program that incorporates laser technology for the gentle removal of bacteria. Using high-tech equipment such as micro-ultrasonic instruments and local antibiotic therapy, we can stop and in some cases even reverse the destruction caused by gum disease.
Once your periodontal health has been stabilized, Dr. Erickson can proceed with any restorative procedures necessary to return your teeth and gums to optimal levels of health. After your periodontal treatment, you will once again have the beautiful smile you desire with the added benefits of gums that do not bleed, fresher breath, and better general health.
The majority of gum disease cases we see at Modern Dentistry Associates are able to be successfully managed in-house. This is a testament to the training, skill and experience of the hygiene staff in this field of dentistry. Our entire staff is committed to ensuring that you maintain healthy teeth and gums. Our periodontal services are an important component of this process. In some extreme cases, a referral may be made to a trusted periodontal specialist in the area.
Please contact our St. Joseph family dentist today to schedule your appointment at Modern Dentistry Associates, serving patients in St. Joseph and Kalamazoo, Michigan and Elkhart, Indiana.