Periodontal disease attacks the gums and the bone that supports your teeth. It is primarily caused by plaque, a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva. When plaque is not removed, it will begin to destroy your gums and bone. Periodontal disease is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums. Over time, symptoms of gum disease worsen and lead to loose teeth and deep gum pockets. Our dental care team has experience addressing gum disease and restoring the smile with periodontal disease treatment in Carrollton, TX.
Healthy Smiles Need Healthy Gums
We also take many preventative measures to keep it from developing in the first place. Coming in for your bi-yearly hygiene appointments is one of the best ways to prevent gum disease. Our hygienists will thoroughly clean your teeth and remove any disease-causing plaque and tartar you cannot remove with your daily brushing and flossing routine. One of the main reasons people develop gum disease is that they do not keep up with their hygiene appointments. If you are coming to see us and be treated for a periodontal disease that has already developed, we have many helpful options!
Periodontal Disease Treatment in Carrollton, TX
Our dentist will carefully examine your gums and develop a straightforward recovery plan. The effects are much easier to reverse if your gums are in the early stages of gum disease or gingivitis. Swollen and tender gums generally characterize gingivitis. It does not directly impact the bone attached to your teeth. If you leave gingivitis untreated, it can become a periodontal disease. This form of gum disease affects the bone attached to your teeth and the tissue, so it is vital to catch gum disease before it progresses.
Prevent and Treat Gum Disease
Call our dental office for care today at 972-236-5871 or request a dental consultation online. Our skilled team proudly serves Carrollton, Texas, and surrounding cities and towns in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, such as Addison, Farmers Branch, Coppell, The Colony, Double Oak, Bartonville, Lantana, Lewisville, Copper Canyon, and Highland Village. We are excited to serve you and help you heal!