Gum Disease Treatment in Katy, TX

Gum Disease Treatment in Katy, TX

Gum disease is a bacterial infection of the gums. If left untreated, gum disease can cause the gums to pull away from the teeth and eventually damage the underlying bone structure that supports the teeth. Gum disease can progress painlessly, unnoticed, and can result in tooth loss.

If the infection has progressed, you may notice pus around the roots of the teeth. Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Treatment for gum disease includes deep dental cleaning called scaling and root planing and other specialized procedures.

Signs of Gum Disease

Bad Breath

Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) can cause bad breath. When you have gum disease, bacteria build up around your teeth and on your gums and give off bad odors.

Bleeding Gums

An important sign of gum disease is bleeding gums. Poor oral hygiene, plaque buildup, and improper brushing are the main causes of bleeding gums.

Swollen Gums

When the gums are swollen, they may pull away from teeth or appear red and spongy.

Gum swelling can be painful and is the result of a bacterial infection. It should be treated because it can lead to tooth loss and other complications.

Gum Disease Treatment

There are many different kinds of gum disease treatments. Scaling and root planing is among the most common ones. Scaling and root planing is a deep-cleaning procedure. Scaling removes plaque and tartar from the surface of the teeth. Root planing smooths out the surface of the tooth roots to prevent bacteria from easily colonizing again. At the end of the procedure, the teeth are polished to allow the gums to reattach and ensure they look their best. 

Laser Gum Disease Treatment 

Lasers are used in dentistry for a variety of procedures, including in the treatment of gum disease. Laser gum disease treatments can be used alongside scaling and root planing and curettage (or “root debridement”). Depending on the severity of your gum disease, our dentist may recommend laser gum disease treatment as the first step.

If you have any questions about our dental services, call our experienced dentist in Katy, TX, at (281) 271-5100 to schedule an appointment at our dental office located at 6940 Katy-Gaston Rd Suite 200, Katy, TX 77494.

Location

6940 Katy-Gaston Rd Suite 200, Katy, TX 77494

Office Hours

MON 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

TUE Closed

WED 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

THU Closed

FRI 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

SAT - SUN Closed

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Phone: (281) 271-5100

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