Gum disease is a widespread oral health problem, affecting more than half of the population, and is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. At Contemporary Implantology, Inc. we utilize the most advanced technology and methods to diagnose and treat periodontal disease. With preventive care and early intervention, our highly skilled Houston periodontist can help stop the onset and progress of gum disease, to keep your smile beautiful and healthy.
Preventing gum disease begins with an effective and complete oral hygiene regimen, which includes brushing, flossing and professional teeth cleanings. These steps help to prevent the buildup of plaque, which is a sticky film that gathers continuously in your mouth, harboring pernicious bacteria. When plaque accumulates below the gum line, it can infect and inflame the soft tissues supporting the teeth, resulting in gum disease. Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease, and may not present with any pain or symptoms at first. Our Houston periodontist will perform a comprehensive periodontal exam to diagnose gum disease and determine the most effective course of treatment. If caught early enough, gingivitis can be reversed with an intensive periodontal cleaning, called scaling. Scaling involves removing plaque and tartar from below the gum line, and may be performed in conjunction with root planing, which smoothes the root surfaces of teeth to prevent plaque from gathering in rough crevices. Our team of professionals will discuss your treatment options with you, keeping you informed and at ease throughout your visit. Treating gingivitis early on helps stop gum disease before it advances and requires a more complex treatment plan.
At Contemporary Implantology, Inc., we provide a full range of services to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. Our board certified Houston periodontist keeps pace with leading-edge approaches to deliver the highest quality care. To schedule a periodontal examination or to learn more about our services, call today.