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Periodontal Disease treatment in Sugar Land
Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. There are numerous disease entities requiring different treatment approaches. Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically susceptible individuals. Daily brushing and flossing will prevent most periodontal conditions
Dental checkups and teeth cleanings play a pivotal role in preventing tooth loss and stopping oral health problems before they become serious.
We strongly encourage patients of all ages to visit their dentist at least twice a year for a routine appointment. However, your dentist may recommend more frequent check-ups if he or she believes that it is necessary.
Symptoms of Gum disease
Gum disease can be painless, so it is important to be aware of any of the following symptoms:
Treatment of Gum Disease
A professional cleaning by your dentist or dental hygienist is the only way to remove plaque that has built up and hardened into tartar. By scheduling regular checkups — twice a year — early stage gum disease can be treated before it leads to a much more serious condition.
If gum disease is more advanced, scaling and root planning can be performed to treat diseased periodontal pockets and gum infection. A dental hygienist uses an ultrasonic scaling device to remove plaque, tartar and food debris above and below the gum line, and hand scales the tooth and root surfaces to make them smooth and disease free. Laser treatments are also sometimes used to remove tartar deposits. If periodontal pockets are more than 5 millimeters deep, that is, if you have moderate to severe periodontitis, gingival flap surgery may be performed by a periodontist to reduce periodontal pockets, as well as bone grafting to restore lost bone.
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