Gum disease is a widespread oral health problem, affecting more than 50% of adults of in the United States. If left untreated, gum disease can cause serious, irreversible damage to your oral and overall health, including tooth loss. At Contemporary Implantology, we provide state-of-the-art care to halt the onset and progress of gum disease in 77024. Our board certified periodontist and experienced professional staff provide advanced care and stress-free solutions for maintaining healthy gums to help preserve the health of your smile.
You gums play the important role of supporting and protecting your teeth. To maintain healthy gums, it’s important to brush and floss daily, and to visit your dentist for periodic checkups and professional teeth cleanings. By taking these steps, you protect your teeth and gums against the detrimental effects of plaque, which is a sticky film that gathers continuously in your mouth, harboring bacteria that feed on sugar. When plaque gathers below the gum line, it infects and inflames the tissues surrounding the teeth, which leads to periodontal disease. Gingivitis, which is the initial stage of gum disease may not present with any painful or alarming symptoms. However, periodontal disease is a progressive condition, which only gets worse and more destructive without care. By performing a comprehensive examination, our periodontist can assess the health of your gums and supporting bone to determine the presence of disease and an effective course of care. Treatment for gum disease in its earliest stages may include more frequent teeth cleanings, improvements to your at-home oral hygiene routine, antibiotics and deep periodontal cleanings. Our periodontist may also recommend scaling and root planing, which is a two part treatment that involves removing plaque from underneath the gums, then smoothing the root surfaces of teeth to prevent further plaque accumulation. Treating gum disease in 77024 from its outset allows for the most effective and successful management of the condition.
At Contemporary Implantology, we utilize leading-edge approaches to prevent, detect and treat gum disease in 77024. At every visit, our team keeps you informed and at ease. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.