Gum Disease An Overview
Dr. Mahnke is a family dentist in Bay City, MI offering a range of services for gum disease from prevention and diagnosis to periodontal therapy and cosmetic gum procedures. Dr. Mahnke works with each patient every step of the way to restore their oral health. Our goal is to treat patients with gum disease is a conservative, comprehensive manner and stop the progression of gum disease before it causes a more complex health concern.
Healthy gums are the foundation for a healthy mouth. Recent studies have shown an association between gum disease and serious health concerns such as:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Alzheimers disease
Dr. Mahnke has completed advanced dental training at the Dawson Academy, one of the leading post-graduate dental training and research facilities in the United States. Aided by cutting-edge technology, Dr. Mahnke is able to restore the mouth to proper health, function, and aesthetics. Dr. Mahnke has an open and consistent communication policy. If gum disease is causing you anxiety and you are afraid to visit the dentist, you can be sure that Dr. Mahnke will treat you with respect, kindness, and compassion.
What Causes Gum Disease?
The leading cause of gum disease is the build-up of plaque. Gum disease is an oral bacterial infection of the gums that may lead to other advanced dental issues if not properly treated. Other contributing factors may include teeth grinding, TMJ dysfunction, tobacco use, hormonal changes (as in pregnancy or menopause), and poor nutrition.
Common signs of gum disease include:
- Red, swollen or sore gums
- Bleeding gums
- Receding Gums
- Loose teeth
- Mouth sores or pus between gums and teeth
- Bad breath (halitosis)
- Changes in the fit of dentures
Schedule an Appointment
Want to find a dentist in Bay City, MI to solve your complex dental problems, or just need a regular check-up? Dr. Daryle Mahnke may be the perfect fit for your family’s needs. Call us at 989-272-2478 or request an appointment.