Grosse Pointe & Shelby Township

Gum Disease Treatment in SE Michigan

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Gum disease is a serious condition that affects your gums, teeth, and jaw bone. We offer gum disease treatment in Michigan!

Do I have Gum Disease?

  • Bleeding gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Loss of teeth
  • Pain while chewing
  • Bright red or red-purple gums
  • Tenderness or pain

Gum Disease or Periodontal Disease?

Gum disease, or gingivitis, is the beginning form of periodontal disease: the inflammation and infection of the gums. Your gums support your teeth, sockets, and ligaments within your mouth.

Bacteria and plaque are the most destructive forces when it comes to your gums. These can irritate and inflame your gums which lead to infection.

How is Gum Disease Treated?

We offer several treatments for gum disease, based on what your needs are. Find out more about the best ways to treat gum disease in Michigan!

Scaling & Polishing

The clinician will remove plaque from your teeth using a special instrument and then polish your teeth to remove marks or stains.

Root Planing

This procedure involves a deep cleaning under the gums to get rid of bacteria that is settled in the roots of your teeth.


There are several forms of antibiotics your dentist may prescribe, including topical, pills or capsules, or mouthwash.

Laser Gum Disease Treatment

Laser gum disease treatment is predictable and effective method of treating gum disease. Interested? Find out more about Laser Gum Disease Treatment in Michigan.

Periodontal Disease

Gum disease is a serious condition that affects your gums, teeth, and jaw bone. If left untreated, gum disease could develop into periodontal disease and may result in bone loss and tooth loss. Gum disease is also linked to multiple systemic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and low birth weight.

What Patients Say About Pointe Dental Gum Disease Treatment in Michigan

“Julie always gives me a thorough cleaning, which I appreciate very much. I also appreciate how she explains what she is doing, such as the measurement of my gums and the ramifications of what it means to me.”

-Robert Barbieri