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Periodontal Therapy in Bee Cave, TX

Texas General Dentist

Gum disease is one of the most common diseases that affect human beings, with over half of American adults suffering from some form of gum disease. Gum disease begins as gingivitis, and if it goes untreated, it can develop into mild, moderate, and severe periodontitis. The cause is often insufficient oral hygiene habits or regular tobacco use, but it can also be caused by hormones, genetics, and stress. To learn more about our periodontal services or to schedule an appointment with our team, contact our office today!

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What are the symptoms of gum disease?

Gum disease does not always come with noticeable symptoms, so it’s important to schedule biannual dental exams so a dental professional can regularly examine your teeth and gums. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with our team at your earliest convenience.

  • Swollen or tender gums
  • Dark red gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Persistent bad breath
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How is gingivitis treated?

When gum disease is caught in its very early stages, treatment is usually quite simple and easy. The first thing you will want to do is ensure that you are visiting our office at least twice per year for routine cleanings, so our team can remove plaque from the hard to reach areas around your gum line. You will also want to enhance your daily oral care routine at home by brushing your teeth twice per day, flossing regularly, and using mouthwash or switching to a stronger mouthwash.

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How is periodontitis treated?

Once gum disease has developed into periodontal disease, a deep cleaning will have to be scheduled to remove the built-up plaque and tartar from the gum pockets. Once the scaling is complete, root planing will need to be performed, which involves smoothing the roots of each tooth to help the gums reattach to the teeth, and a topical antibiotic may need to be applied in the gum pockets as well. Our team also uses laser gum therapy to clear out gum pockets, which is less invasive and helps reduce the amount of gum soreness that patients experience afterward.

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