Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an oral condition which affects the gums and supporting structures in your mouth. It is caused by harmful bacteria in your mouth which infect and inflame your gum tissues, and if untreated will gradually progress until it destroys your gums and supporting bone structure. Common symptoms of gum disease include:
- Red, swollen or tender gums
- Easy bleeding of the gums
- Gum recession
- Loose or separating teeth
- Persistent bad breath
- Changes in your bite or in the fit of oral appliances
- Sores in the mouth
- Pus between the gums and teeth
Our dentist will check your mouth for signs of gum disease during each of your regular dental exams and may also recommend ways you can improve your oral hygiene at home to help prevent the disease from developing.
If you are diagnosed with gum disease, we will carefully evaluate your mouth to determine the extent of the disease and which treatments are right for you. The first treatment our dentist may recommend is scaling and root planing, which thoroughly cleans your teeth and tooth roots to remove disease-causing bacteria, plaque and calculus. This helps halt the progression of the disease so that you can begin to recover. If your condition is more advanced, our dentist will bring a specialist to Premier Dental Studio of Katy to ensure you receive the care you need.
We invite you to call 281-271-5100 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Angela Ishak and learn more about gum disease treatment in Katy, Texas.