Gum diseases are caused by bacterial infections that adversely affect the gums, ligaments and bone tissues of the mouth. Summit Dental naturally supports your efforts to maintain a clean healthy mouth, but we understand that sometimes bad things happen to good people. If you have not been diligent in your hygienic routine of regular brushing and flossing, the onset of bacteria and disease may occur and rapidly grow out of control without proper attention.
What are the warning signs?
If you are experiencing tender gums, swollen gum lines, recessed gums pulling away from the teeth, a loosening of permanent teeth, teeth separation, or any change in the fit of your teeth when biting, you might be a candidate for dental gum therapy.
What can I do?
Call our offices, speak with a dental assistant in Houston, and schedule an appointment. Our team of dental specialists can treat this condition through therapy to rejuvenate them to a healthier color and composition–giving your teeth a healthier foundation for that smile.
We will assess the condition of your gums to determine the severity of gum disease sustained and provide you with the appropriate treatment you need to return the smile to your face. We strive to use the least invasive and most cost-effective treatment possible that begins with a thorough cleaning. By removing the plaque and tartar from the tooth root and creating a toxin-free zone around the affected area, we are able to determine the scope of the tissue damage. With early detection, we may only need to utilize localized application of antimicrobial medications.
If our periodontists determine that surgery is required, the damaged tissue that cannot be rejuvenated by non-invasive means may be surgically removed. To sustain your health, we will work with you to facilitate a plan focusing on strong oral hygiene practices. Schedule your dental appointment today.