Dr. Lepow and Dr. Cavazos provide gum disease treatment in Houston, Texas, for patients who have periodontal disease. This deep cleaning treatment helps remove harmful bacteria from beneath the gums and halts the progression of the disease. Call West Road Dental at 713-937-0050 to learn more and schedule a visit with our dentists.
Periodontal disease, most commonly known as gum disease, is a dental condition caused by harmful bacteria in the mouth, usually residing in plaque and tartar (calculus). This degenerative disease causes gum tissue to become inflamed and recede from teeth. In accelerated stages of the disease, bone and soft tissue loss is common, resulting in the loss of one or more teeth.
Symptoms of gum disease include:
Swollen or red gums
Gums that bleed easily
Our normal six-month dental exams include screening for periodontal disease. If it is found that you have periodontal disease, our dentists will determine the severity of the disease’s progression and create a treatment plan with you. This plan may include some of the following treatments:
Periodontal maintenance (thorough dental cleanings)
Scaling and root planing (deep cleanings that remove bacteria beneath the gums and in gum pockets)
Antibiotic treatments (to help heal infected tissue)
Treatments will vary depending on your specific needs, and we will help you find the right ones to halt the progression of gum disease and restore your dental health. If you have any questions about gum disease treatments, contact our dental office today.
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