Your gums play an important role in the health of your mouth and your body. Not only do they support your teeth, but they also protect your body from the oral bacteria that may affect other aspects of your health such as your respiratory and cardiovascular systems. If you are concerned about gum disease, call 713-668-8383 to make an appointment to see our dentist, Dr. Valter and the team at Bellaire Dental Group about gum disease treatment in Houston, Texas.
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a degenerative condition primarily caused by bacteria found in plaque. The bacteria inflame and infect the gum tissues. When left untreated, the disease can eventually cause the gums to pull away from the teeth. Untreated periodontal disease can result in bone loss, tooth loss and gum tissue recession.
If your gums are swollen, red, or tender or if your gums bleed easily, you may have periodontal disease. Other common symptoms of gum disease include loose teeth, painful chewing, persistent bad breath and receding gums that make your teeth appear longer than normal. Following an exam at our office, our dentist and team will be able to determine whether you suffer from periodontal disease.
The treatment for gum disease is based upon your specific dental needs. Depending on the severity of the condition, our dentist may recommend additional professional dental cleanings, improved at-home oral hygiene, antibiotic treatment, scaling and root planing (deep cleanings), or gum surgery. We strive to help you restore your oral health and halt the progress of the disease. For more information on periodontal treatment, we welcome you to call or visit our office soon. We look forward to caring for your smile