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Gum Disease Treatment - McKinney, TX

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The Importance of Gum Disease Treatments

One of the most important reasons to keep up with your oral health and continue good hygiene habits is to prevent your mouth from becoming infected with gum disease. However, nearly 75 percent of American adults are affected by this progressive condition due to lack of knowledge, fear of the dentist or improper home care. 

With gum therapy or deep cleaning treatments, we can manage the disease and decrease the bacterial load and inflammation. The bacteria will remain as there is no cure, however we manage it with improved and modified home care, more frequent hygiene appointments and adjuncts such as dental laser therapy and local antibiotic administration. Our goal is to catch and perform gum disease treatment before it spreads or develops into advanced periodontitis, an incurable condition that can cause tissue and tooth loss.

Our team has over 70 years of dental experience, making us adept at diagnosing signs of disease and at removing it with effective gum disease treatment. We even offer minimally invasive laser therapy as a gentle form of gum disease treatment.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Gum disease is so prevalent because the symptoms often go unnoticed until it is too late. If you ever see blood when brushing or flossing, have sore and swollen gums, or experience recurring bad breath, then you might be affected by the beginning stages of gum disease, called gingivitis. If these conditions are left untreated, the disease will advance to periodontitis, an incurable condition characterized by loose teeth, gum recession, and even tooth loss. Timely gum disease treatment in McKinney, TX, can save your smile from the effects of this disease.

  • Gum disease is linked to your overall health

Our Gum Disease Treatments

The first option for gum disease treatment, our doctors will use ultra-small tools to access the area below the gumline. We can then scrape away plaque, tartar and bacteria buildup that is gathering around the tooth roots.

This gum disease treatment option is used for advanced stages of the disease. Our doctors will gently remove infected gum tissue to access the tooth roots. We will then remove any bacteria and plaque, cleansing the mouth and gums. The gum tissue is then sutured back snuggly around the teeth at the appropriate locations.

After gum disease treatment has cleansed the mouth of disease, many patients require follow-up care to ensure the disease does not return. Periodontal maintenance involves scaling and root planing treatment as well as a thorough cleaning of your teeth and gums. We recommend periodontal maintenance occur every three months for optimal results.

This is an antibiotic gum disease treatment that is added to the gum pockets to reduce how deep they are, which minimizes the location for bacteria to thrive. Commonly, Arestin is used in conjunction with scaling and root planing and periodontal maintenance gum disease treatments.

A minimally invasive form of gum disease treatment, laser therapy uses gentle laser light to disintegrate disease while leaving healthy tissue unharmed. Many patients prefer this method because there is no cutting or sutures involved and the procedure can often be performed quickly.

Cleanse your mouth of disease and bacteria with effective gum disease treatments.

Gum Disease patient McKinney, TX