Periodontal Therapy in Houston
Your teeth aren’t all that make up a healthy, beautiful smile. In fact, your gums are a very important part of your smile and keeping them healthy is essential. Gum disease, or periodontitis, is the leading cause of adult tooth loss and presents itself with receding, bleeding, or swollen gums. If plaque bacteria aren’t removed, it can harden into tartar, which causes gum disease. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease, and if not treated, it can progress to irreversible damage. Periodontitis causes the gum tissue and bone to pull away from the teeth, forming “pockets” that can harbor debris and bacteria. We’ll evaluate your gums and use scaling techniques to remove tartar from the gum pockets and under the gum line. We also treat periodontal issues with ARESTIN, an anti-microbial medicine that kills plaque bacteria. Have advanced periodontal disease? We’re happy to refer you to a skilled specialist.