Is there a little bit of blood in the sink whenever you’re done brushing and flossing? This seemingly minor problem could be an early warning sign of gum disease. Ignoring the issue for too long will give the infection a chance to spread and grow more severe, to the point where your teeth may actually be at risk. Our dentists can spot the smallest warning signs of gum disease and prescribe a number of treatments that will help you regain control of your oral health. Get in touch with us today for periodontal disease treatment in Dallas, TX if you’re suffering from bleeding, red, or sensitive gums.
Harmful oral bacteria can build up around and below the gum line. As gum disease develops, these organisms will eventually reach the tissues holding the tissue in place and start breaking them down. With scaling, we can scrape away the plaque and bacteria that are causing the infection, and afterwards root scaling can be performed to smooth out the tooth roots, which will make it easier for the gum tissue to reattach itself. This process also helps prevent the accumulation of plaque in the future because bacteria can’t reattach themselves as easily to smooth tooth roots.
Once periodontal disease has become severe enough, it cannot be truly cured. It can, however, be managed with periodontal maintenance, which consists of dental visits every 3 to 4 months. During these visits, we’ll check the gums and perform thorough cleanings to get rid of as much oral bacteria as possible to stop it from building up. This also allows us to treat periodontal disease long before it irreparably damages the tissues that hold your teeth in place.