Gum Disease Therapy – Houston, TX
Beat Inflammation with Gum Disease Treatment!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of American adults have some form of periodontal disease. One of the more unfortunate facts about this condition is that it often goes undiagnosed, and not always because people refuse to visit a dentist to examine it further. In fact, many people don’t even realize they have the early signs of gum disease until their dentist tells them.
Luckily, we offer gum disease therapy in Houston, TX, and receiving the smile-saving treatment is as easy as scheduling an appointment with Dr. Tamborello, Dr. Boone, or Dr. Devlin. They can provide numerous periodontal treatments to get your gum tissue back to a healthy state.
Why Choose Tamborello Dental Associates for Gum Disease Therapy?
- Soft Tissue Laser for Periodontal Treatments
- Three Highly Experienced Dental Professionals
- Dental Office That Puts Emphasis on Your Comfort
What is Periodontal (Gum) Disease?
Gum disease refers to inflammation of the gum tissue and the structures that support teeth. These include the alveolar bone and gum tissue that surround the tooth roots, which act as an anchor for teeth. If these structures are compromised, your teeth will not only be at higher risk of decay, but at risk of falling out completely.
The main cause of gum disease is plaque and tartar buildup on and around the gums. In the early stages of gum disease, known as gingivitis, our dentists can easily reverse it with a thorough cleaning. This should be accompanied with improved at-home oral care habits. The more advanced form, known as periodontitis, is more difficult to treat and requires more significant intervention to fix.
Do I Have Gum Disease?
If you have gingivitis, you’re likely to notice mild bleeding in the gums, mainly when brushing or flossing. While these signs are more obvious, there are other signs that often go unnoticed. That’s why visiting our dental office every six months is essential to catching and treating gum disease.
If you notice any of the following, get to our dental office as soon as possible for periodontal therapy:
- Bleeding gums (outside of brushing and flossing)
- Swelling, tender, red or otherwise inflamed gums
- Teeth that appear long due to recession
- Teeth that feel loose or don’t fit together properly
- Chronic bad breath
What Gum Disease Treatments Can Help?
While mild gingivitis can be treated easily, some gum disease cases require a bit more treatment to resolve. These treatments include scaling, root planing and antibiotic therapy.
- Scaling – The practice of removing plaque, tartar, and compromised tissue
- Root Planing – The practice of smoothing out tooth roots to prevent future plaque buildup
- Antibiotics – Oral and topical antibiotics work to limit the number of oral bacteria, therefore reducing plaque and tartar development
What Should I Do After Getting Treated?
Our team will work with you to build an oral care routine at home and in the dental office so you can manage your advanced gum disease. This may include but not be limited to:
- Prescription-level oral mouth rinses or toothpastes
- Routine oral antibiotic treatments
- Periodontal maintenance appointments every three to four months
- Routine examinations of the pocket depth between your teeth and supportive tissue
Are you long overdue for gum disease treatment in Montrose? Don’t hesitate to contact our dental office now and get your oral health back on track!