Diagnose And Treat Periodontal Disease In Plano
Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) is an inflammatory condition caused by plaque (Plaque is a sticky bacteria that continually forms on teeth) that effects gum tissue and can cause severe discomfort and other serious side effects such as tooth loss.
It is estimated that as much as eighty percent of Americans suffer from some form or other of gum disease. Here at the Plano Dentist near Frisco and Allen, TX, our skilled team has the tools and technology to provide excellent treatment for our patients. We use OralDNA to help detect the disease early on so that we can help stop the disease in its tracks.
Usually gum disease is indicated by a number of different signs, however it can strike many of us without warning. The beginning stage of gum disease is commonly referred to as gingivitis. Gingivitis often results in your gums becoming swollen, red, and bleeding easily. If gingivitis becomes worse it can advance into what is called periodontitis. Healthy gums along with healthy bone help keep teeth anchored in your mouth, however, if gum disease advances to this stage it can cause your teeth to become loose and eventually fall out.
Some of the signs that you may have gum disease at any stage are:
- Swelling and/or gum discomfort
- Persistent bad breath
- Loose feeling teeth
- Teeth that appear longer
- Bleeding gums
- Gums that have pulled away from your teeth
- Pus between teeth or gums
- Change in the fit of partial dentures
One of the best things that can be done for treating gum disease is to receive a regular dental cleaning. During a dental cleaning (also called a prophylaxis) our team will work to gently remove tartar and built up plaque that causes gum disease. If this is done regularly it greatly increases your mouths ability to stave off periodontal disease, and will give your teeth a wonderfully clean feeling.
We are committed to providing friendly and compassionate care to all of our patients, so if you have encountered any of these warning signs do not be afraid to let us know. Our patients that choose to receive periodontal care will feel healthier and more confident with treatment. Periodontal care reduces the risk of more serious diseases and increases the level of your oral health.
Treating gum disease is important for both your mouth and your whole body! Give us a call today to learn more about diagnosing periodontal disease and gum disease treatment if you are near Frisco, Plano, or Allen, TX!