Gum disease is a widespread oral health problem, and is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults in the United States. At Contemporary Implantology, we utilize state-of-the-art technology and methods to prevent, detect and treat gum disease. Our Memorial City periodontal office focuses on early detection and care, to treat gum disease from its outset and help you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.
Your teeth and gums have an interdependent relationship, which means healthy teeth require the support of healthy gums. When plaque gathers below the gum line, it can infect and inflame the soft tissues surrounding and protecting your teeth. To prevent the detrimental effects of plaque buildup, it is important to brush and floss daily, limit your intake of sugar and visit your dentist for professional teeth cleanings. In its earliest stages, gum disease may not present with any pain or symptoms, which is why preventive examinations are so important. Gingivitis is the initial phase of gum disease, and with early detection, our Memorial City periodontal office can reverse this condition, before it progresses to more advanced stages of periodontal disease.
To treat gingivitis, our dentist will perform a treatment called scaling, which is a deep periodontal cleaning that removes plaque from underneath the gum line. Treatment for gingivitis may also including root planing, which smoothes the root surfaces of teeth to prevent further plaque buildup. In more advanced cases of periodontal disease, treatment may include medication, grafting or pocket reduction surgery. Our caring team of professionals keeps you at ease throughout your visit and helps you make the most informed decisions regarding your course of care.
At Contemporary Implantology, our goal is to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your life. Our Memorial City periodontal office makes every visit to our office a stress-free experience. To learn more about our services, call today.