If you’re tired or sore, sensitive, or bleeding gums, contact Dr. Davey today. These are all clear signs that you may have periodontal disease (gum disease). Periodontal disease is an inflammation and infection which slowly destroys the bone and gum tissues that support your teeth. Periodontal disease affects nearly 75% of Americans at some point and is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. If you suspect that you have a gum infection, schedule a periodontal disease treatment appointment with Dr. Davey and Texas Got Smile today. Dr. Davey is an experienced general and family dentist, now proudly serving families daily throughout Sugar Land, TX, Houston, Richmond, Katy, and the surrounding communities.
How Does Periodontal Disease Develop?
In a word, plaque. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria and enamel eroding acids which cling to the surfaces of your teeth and gums. Brushing and flossing can remove most, but certainly not all plaque, especially around your gum line. The bacteria in plaque deteriorate gums and supporting tissues over time. In fact, plaque that is not completely removed within 48 hours can harden into a rough deposit called tartar which can only be removed with a professional dental cleaning.
Do You Have Periodontal Disease?
- Chronic bad breath
- Red, swollen, or sensitive gums
- Bleeding gums
- Painful chewing
- Loosened or shifting teeth
- Receding gums or elongated teeth
How is Periodontal Disease Treated?
If you have periodontal disease, the first treatment step will include comprehensive scaling and root planing to disinfect and smooth out periodontal pockets. Scaling removes plaque and tartar from deep below the gum line to keep bacteria from accumulating again.
Because periodontal disease can often progress painlessly, you may not even be aware a problem exists. Don’t allow periodontal disease to destroy your dental health. Schedule an appointment for periodontal disease treatment with Dr. Davey and Texas Got Smile today. Dr. Davey is a highly qualified general and family dentist. Texas Got Smile delivers quality care daily throughout Sugar Land, TX, Houston, Richmond, Katy, and the neighboring cities.