Good Gum Health Keeps Smiles Whole

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When you take care to protect your gums, you can avoid gingivitis or even periodontal disease, issues that not only cause discomfort, but could cause tooth loss. We want to ensure you enjoy good gum healthOur team of expert cosmetic dental professionals in Dallas, TX, offer periodontal care.

Periodontal Health and Tooth Loss

Our gums frame our smiles and support our teeth. When they suffer from poor health, this could increase the risk of uncomfortable symptoms and over time, the stability of our teeth. Gum inflammation, or gingivitis, could occur due to poor oral hygiene habits, diets high in sugar and starch, and the use of tobacco products. Without treatment to control inflammation, periodontal disease could occur. This stage requires treatment to manage the disease and protect you from worsening symptoms and even adult tooth loss. When you begin to experience sore, red, and bleeding gums, or notice gums recession, please let us know right away.

Preventive Treatments

Often, we can take a preventive approach to help manage the issue in the inflammation stage and keep advanced stages like periodontitis at bay. We could conduct a deep cleaning, known as a scaling and root planing, to remove all buildup of plaque and tartar from the teeth and roots. This could take one to two visits, and allow us to manage the issue moving forward with traditional cleanings every three to four months. Our team could discuss unique treatments and medications to help manage the disease and protect the stability of your smile.

Periodontal Surgery

In advanced stages that cannot be addressed with the preventive treatments we discussed above, we may recommend gum surgery, but only when necessary. Using advanced laser dentistry, this enables our team to gently remove the diseased portions of your gums so healthy tissues can reattach to the teeth, making the disease manageable with preventive treatments moving forward, and prevent you from losing your natural teeth.

Protecting Your Smile

Good periodontal health helps you to maintain your smile and avoid tooth loss. When you notice changes to your gums, please reach out right away before your smile’s stability suffers. We will talk about your symptoms, your real hygiene habits, and create a plan to manage the issue and safeguard your oral health in the process. You can help by avoiding tobacco products, brushing and flossing daily, eating a healthier diet, and of course, seeing our team for checkups and flossing every few months.

If you have any questions, then please reach out to our office today!

Learn More About Periodontal Treatment With Cowdin Cosmetic Dentistry In Dallas, TX

We would like to help you maintain a full and beautiful smile. To learn more about periodontal therapy or to set up a consultation, give us a call at Cowdin Cosmetic Dentistry in Dallas, TX today at (972) 380-6223!