Gum Disease Treatment Sugar Land, TX
Gum Disease Treatment
Expert Care for All Stages of Gum Disease
Gum disease is a very serious oral problem affecting millions of patients. Without treatment, the oral infection continues to progress, resulting in bone loss and in many cases, tooth loss. As a periodontal practice with a board-certified periodontist, we specialize in treating all stages gum disease and their effects, from gingivitis to advanced periodontitis.
Because early diagnosis is key in minimizing the effects of gum disease, we strongly encourage you to contact our office if you notice any signs or symptoms of gum disease, including:
- Bleeding gums
- Swollen, red or tender gums
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- Pus around the teeth
- Loose teeth
- Gum recession
Gum Disease Treatments
There is no cure for gum disease. However, our team offers effective procedures to help arrest the progression of this destructive disease and protect your smile from further damage. Sedation dentistry services can also be incorporated into care, if fear and anxiety are a concern.
Scaling and Root Planing +
Non-surgical procedure performed to remove plaque, tartar and bacteria from beneath the gum line, and to smooth root surfaces. This encourages the gum tissue to reattach to the teeth, reducing periodontal pocket depths and improving gum health.
Osseous/Flap Surgery +
Surgical procedure that allows access to deeper areas of infection through tissue retraction. With this procedure, we are also able to smooth bone defects caused by harmful oral bacteria.
Laser Gum Therapy +
Minimally invasive gum treatment that vaporizes diseased tissues and improves gum health, without the use of incisions or sutures.
Periodontal Maintenance +
Maintenance cleaning protocol performed at three-month intervals to manage gum health and bacteria following gum disease treatment.
Maintain Your Periodontal Health
Visiting a periodontist for your gum disease treatment and maintenance offers the highest standard of care for your smile. We have refined skills and expertise in managing gum disease and are uniquely equipped to help you keep good periodontal health following your procedure. Our team will work closely with your general dentist to ensure you receive thorough periodontal maintenance cleanings every three months. This special protocol takes the place of bi-annual general cleanings you may have received in the past. General cleanings only address what is going on above the gums, whereas periodontal maintenance targets the disease that lies beneath the gum line.