Periodontal Treatments St. Johns, MI

Control Your Gum Disease Before It Controls You

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You Are Not Alone

According to a recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every two American adults over the age of 30 has periodontal disease. That is 50 percent! If you are suffering with the effects of gum disease, it is important to know that you are not alone and that you can stop its progression before you lose your teeth and bone.

Periodontal Treatments St. Johns, MI

“You need to keep your mouth healthy in order to keep the rest of your body healthy. Gum disease has been linked to very serious diseases.”
Amy Gentner DDS

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Periodontal Treatments St. Johns, MI
About Periodontal Disease

50 Percent of adults over the age of thirty have gum disease.


Nine percent of adults thirty years of age or older have severe periodontitis.



Gum Disease Happens In Several Stages

Gum disease does not happen overnight. The typical stages of gum disease include gingivitis, early periodontitis and advanced periodontitis.

Periodontal Treatments and Dentures in St. Johns, MI

Dr. Gentner’s attention to detail makes her an ideal dentist to treat your gum disease. Gum disease has been linked to other serious health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and some forms of cancer. It is important that you seek treatment immediately to control the infection and restore your overall health.
Dr. Gentner provides competent periodontal diagnosis and treatment including:

Periodontal Maintenence

Periodontal maintenance is a routine hygiene therapy to maintain the tissue after periodontal treatment, as bacteria will remain in your mouth. We remove bacteria and infection above and below your gum line to keep your gums healthy and to prevent further damage. Periodontal pockets are monitored and sometimes antibiotics or laser treatment is administered.

Gum Therapy (Scaling and Root Planing)

This is a special treatment that removes bacteria and calculus from areas that are impossible to reach at home. Control periodontal pockets and stop gum disease in its tracks with this procedure, which is most effective when gum disease is caught early.


A gingivectomy removes and reshapes excess gum tissue to reduce the depths of periodontal pockets that breed bacteria and destroy your soft tissue.


If it is too late and you have lost too many teeth to disease, do not worry. You will be able to speak and eat normally again. Dr. Gentner will give you a new and functional smile with dentures.

Laser Therapy

We utilize advanced laser therapy to provide a virtually painless treatment of gum disease. Our gentle laser destroys bacteria and promotes healthy tissue growth without the need of scalpels, sutures or anesthetic.

To learn more about your treatment options for periodontal care in St. Johns, MI, please call our office today! We look forward to speaking with you.

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