When you need a dentist who specializes in the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease, you should visit us for periodontics in Houston. We have the extra education and experience necessary to perform the most up to date treatments and checkups that will keep your teeth and gums in the best possible health. We can also offer you quality restoration procedures if you have suffered damage from a past periodontal disease.
Many people do not have a full understanding of what periodontitis is and how to get rid of it. Periodontitis is also known as periodontal disease or gum disease. You will know you have periodontitis by a variety of symptoms including gum swelling, gum bleeding, gum and tooth discomfort, chronic bad breath, a consistent metallic taste in your mouth, receding gums, loose teeth, or pus and sores in your mouth; However, before your infection gets to this stage, it will begin to show up as gingivitis. Gingivitis mainly consists of gum swelling and bleeding when you brush or floss. If you have gingivitis, you should visit our office as soon as possible for a deep cleaning to prevent the more detrimental periodontal disease from developing.
Periodontal disease develops due to many factors. Diabetes, pregnancy, and age are a few of the factors that you cannot control, but you can control these factors that may cause gum disease: smoking and tobacco use, improper oral hygiene, and inadequate or poor nutrition. These factors work together to infect your gums over time. The presence of foreign toxins (like with tobacco use), the growth of plaque, and the spread of bacteria gradually suppress, irritate, and infect your gums, leading to periodontitis. Periodontitis is a chronic inflammation of your gums that can lead to the troubling symptoms and results listed in the last paragraph. Periodontitis can also lead to irreparable damage when not treated in time. While examining your teeth, we can provide you with suggestions for how to avoid needing periodontics.
We treat the most concerning and damaging forms of gum disease. If you have a severe infection or repetitive cases of periodontitis, we can get rid of the infection for good. Our first step in ridding your mouth of this disease will be scaling and root planning procedure. Using specialized tools, we will gently lift your gums and reach under your gum line to remove bacteria and damaged tissue. We will maneuver around your tooth roots to clean that area as well. We perform this procedure to remove your periodontitis before it causes severe gum recession, tooth loss, and other detrimental results. We may also employ the use of antibiotics that will continue to kill the infection once we are finished with your dental visit.
If you have already suffered from damage, we can use gum grafts, laser treatment, regenerative treatment, dental implants, and a variety of other periodontics procedures to improve the appearance and function of your dental structure. When you need the most comprehensive care for your periodontal disease, visit our office for periodontics since we can provide the procedures and prevention methods you need.