What to Expect at Your Periodontal Disease Treatment
At Nederland Family Dental, we treat each of our patients individually and with their best oral health in mind. Since gum disease puts your oral health and your overall health at risk, prioritizing this treatment is essential. We will always take care of any underlying gum disease before beginning restorative or surgical services because the infection can spread throughout your mouth and your body.
Many patients who suffer from gum disease are concerned that treatment will be painful. The truth is that most dentistry today can be done with minimal discomfort. Your comfort is a priority, and we will always check in throughout your appointment to make sure you do not feel pain.
Periodontal Disease Treatment Options
The type of periodontal treatment you need will depend on how far gum disease has progressed. At Nederland Family Dental, each patient has routine periodontal screenings to make sure your gums are in good health.
Catch-up cleaning and maintenance – In its early stages, we can often control gum disease with a catch-up dental cleaning designed to remove tartar and bacteria from your teeth and just below your gum line. We will also discuss how you can improve your home care to keep your gums healthy.
On-going periodontal maintenance – When gum disease progresses, having regular dental cleanings focused on gum health can help keep the infection from worsening. Often we will recommend three to four cleanings per year to support your health and to prevent tooth loss.
Laser periodontal treatment – We use laser technology to remove bacteria, diseased tissue, and to stimulate the regrowth of healthy tissue. Laser dentistry is far more comfortable and precise than traditional gum surgery.
Improving periodontal health is a team effort between our hygienists, dentists, and you. We look forward to helping you achieve optimum oral health that makes you feel great about your smile.
Periodontal Disease Treatment in Nederland Texas
If you are in need of a dentist to help you treat gum disease, Dr. Whitney Gomez and the team at Nederland Family Dental are here to help. Give our office a call today to schedule an appointment.