Gum Disease Treatments in Spring, TX
Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment
Do you experience inflamed, discolored gums? Do you often have bad breath? You may suffer from a common condition known as periodontal (gum) disease. Luckily, Charm Dental provides various treatment options for patients that suffer from gum disease at any stage.
What is Periodontal Gum Disease?
Gum disease, sometimes referred to as periodontal disease, is a common oral condition that can lead to gums separating from teeth. When the gums separate, pockets begin to form which can harbor bacteria, infection, and decay. As the disease progresses, patients may end up with spacing issues and may even lose teeth. Wondering if you have periodontal disease? Here are the signs to look for:
- Gum Swelling
- Gum Irritation/Discoloration
- Gum Infection
- Foul Breath
- Misaligned Teeth
- Loose Teeth
Spring, TX Gum Disease Treatment
- Tooth Scaling – Specialized dental tools will be used to remove tartar, plaque, bacteria, and infection from the affected teeth and gumline.
- Root Planing – After tooth scaling, the roots of your teeth will be smoothened, allowing gums to attach and heal easier.
- Surgical Periodontal Therapy – In certain cases, gum disease may progress and require more serious treatment options. This may include a gum graft or pocket reduction. During a pocket reduction, bacteria and infection will be removed, teeth will be smoothened, and the tissue will be attached for healing. A gum graft involves covering exposed roots or tooth structures that may be lost due to gum disease.
Ready to manage your gum disease? Contact Charm Dental today to schedule an appointment to discuss our periodontal therapy options available.