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7 Benefits of Gum Disease Treatment

7 Benefits of Gum Disease Treatment

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Gum Disease Treatment Holland MI DentistsCurious about gum disease treatment? Our dentists in Holland, MI, would love the opportunity to help you better understand how scaling and root planning can improve your oral health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 47.2% of Americans age 30 and older have some form of gum disease. This means that most adults can benefit greatly from our periodontal treatment at Macatawa Smiles.

Here’s what you need to know about gum disease treatment and its top benefits. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our dental office in Holland, MI.

1. Improved Oral Health

Periodontal disease treatment targets the root cause of the issue, eliminating bacteria and addressing inflammation. This leads to healthier gums, reducing the risk of tooth loss and preventing further deterioration of oral structures.

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2. Enhanced Overall Health

Research links gum disease to various systemic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory issues. Treating gum disease not only benefits oral health but can also contribute to reducing the risk of developing these broader health concerns.

3. Halting Progression

Early intervention is key to preventing the progression of gum disease. Treatment can stop the condition from advancing to more severe stages, where the damage becomes harder to reverse.

4. Preserving Teeth

Gum disease can erode the supporting structures of the teeth. By seeking treatment, individuals can protect these structures, preserving their natural teeth and avoiding the need for extractions or extensive dental procedures.

5. Improved Comfort

The symptoms of gum disease, such as bleeding gums and sensitivity, can be uncomfortable and even painful. Treatment not only addresses the underlying cause but also alleviates these distressing symptoms, improving overall comfort.

6. Boosted Confidence

The aesthetic impact of gum disease can affect one’s self-esteem. Treatment not only restores oral health but also enhances the appearance of the smile, boosting confidence and improving social interactions.

7. Long-term Cost Savings

Early gum disease treatment is generally less invasive and more cost-effective than dealing with advanced stages. By investing in treatment early on, individuals can save on potential future dental expenses and complications.

The Importance of Seeking Timely Treatment

Delaying or neglecting gum disease treatment can have significant repercussions. As the condition progresses, it becomes more challenging to manage and may require more invasive interventions.

Routine dental check-ups are crucial for early detection. Our Holland dentists can identify the warning signs of gum disease and recommend appropriate treatment before it escalates, highlighting the importance of regular oral care.

Schedule Gum Disease Treatment

Ready to take the next step on your journey to a healthier, more attractive smile? Dr. Brenton Habecker and Dr. David Habecker are proud to serve as your trusted dentists in Holland, MI. To schedule an appointment and learn more about your treatment options, please call Macatawa Smiles at (616) 396-7524. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.


Dear Patient Family,

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care and we appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to follow orders from the Governor's Office.

We are happy to say that we are opening our office for all patient treatment on June 1st, 2020. Our hours of operation will go back to normal, Monday-Thursday 8am - 5pm. We want you to know that there will be some changes at your next appointment. Please be patient with us as our protocols will inevitably change as new guidelines are released.

  • We ask that you use our parking lot as the waiting room.
  • Please wear a mask when you come into the office and leave it on until entering the treatment room. Homemade is acceptable.
  • Only the person receiving treatment should come in the building, all others will be asked to wait in the car if at all possible. The exception will be for our minor patients who may have one parent accompany them.
  • We will be asking you some questions when you arrive at the office and we will also be taking your temperature.
  • We will not be able to offer magazines, drinks, or toys at this time as they cannot be disinfected to our standards. Eventually this will change and we will be happy to offer our amenities once again.

These changes have been made to adhere to the latest CDC guidelines and for the benefit of our patients and our staff. We want you to know that our office has always taken the safety of our patients very seriously and that we will continue to follow the highest levels of sterilization and disinfection to keep you protected. If you would like more information on what measures we have taken we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

We cannot say how excited we are to see all of our patients again and to provide for their dental needs. We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces soon!

Dr. Habecker and Team