Gum disease is a widespread condition, affecting at least half of all adults in the United States. If left untreated, gum disease can cause lead to tooth loss as well as other oral and overall health problems. At Contemporary Implantology, we utilize state-of-the-art technology and methods to prevent, diagnose and treat gum disease. Our 77024 periodontist focuses on early detection and intervention, to provide the most straightforward and effective course of care.
Your gums play the important role of supporting and protecting your teeth. To keep your gums healthy, it’s important to brush and floss daily, limit your intake of sugary foods, and visit your dentist for periodic teeth cleanings. Gum disease occurs when plaque gathers below the gum line, infecting and inflaming the soft tissues and bone structure surrounding your teeth. The earliest stage of gum disease, gingivitis, may not present with any symptoms or pain at first. To diagnose this condition from its outset, our 77024 periodontist will perform a comprehensive periodontal examination, with the use of digital radiography, as needed. To treat gingivitis, we may recommend a deep periodontal cleaning, called scaling, which removes plaque and debris from underneath your gums. This treatment is often performed in conjunction with root planing, a procedure that smoothes the root surfaces of teeth to prevent further plaque buildup. Our experienced team of professionals delivers precise, gentle care, keeping you informed and at ease throughout the process. Addressing periodontal disease early on allows us to halt its progress before it can case more serious damage.
At Contemporary Implantology, we provide a comprehensive menu of periodontal treatments, to improve the health of your teeth and gums. Our board certified 77024 periodontist is committed to helping you enjoy better oral health. To learn more about gingivitis or to schedule a periodontal examination, call today.