Periodontitis, or gum disease, is a common but highly damaging dental problem. Nearly half of Americans over 30 have some form of gum disease. Gum disease begins with gingivitis or gum inflammation, marked by bleeding and irritated gums. Over time, as bacteria builds on the gums, the gums can begin to recede from the teeth, leading to loose and even missing teeth.
We provide periodontal disease treatment in Huntsville, TX, to help patients manage painful symptoms and restore their oral health. Our office also provides restorative dental treatments for new and existing patients in Huntsville, Texas.
Common Signs of Gum Disease
Patients with gingivitis and periodontitis can experience:
- Bleeding gums
- Irritated and inflamed gums
- Red or purple gums
- Gum sensitivity to temperature
- Deep gum pockets and gum recession
- Loose teeth
Contact our office if you notice changes in your gum health or if your gum problems worsen. We will help you find the right treatment for your symptoms.
Periodontal Disease Treatment in Huntsville, TX
Deep cleaning treatments or gum contouring can help patients eliminate the harmful bacteria that cause gum disease. Scaling and root planing are deep cleaning treatments that are beneficial for patients who may have chronic gum problems. During scaling treatment, we use precise tools to remove plaque and tartar from and beneath the gums.
Root planing reaches the tooth roots, removing bacteria and smoothing the tooth roots. Gum contouring can remove infected gum tissue while keeping healthy tissue. Contouring treatment can involve oral surgery or lasers.
If you experience bleeding gums when you brush your teeth, make sure that you floss between your teeth. Bleeding gums are a common sign of gingivitis, which is a precursor to gum disease. Flossing and brushing can sometimes eliminate bleeding gums and reverse gingivitis.
Address Your Gum Health
Do you need gum disease treatment? Call Huntsville Family Dental for periodontal therapy today at (936) 220-3158 or request a dental appointment with Dr. Jennings on our website.