Periodontal Therapy You Can Trust
Did you know that over 75% of American adults live with mild to advanced stages of gum disease? Symptoms can begin subtly, and in some cases may not be noticed at all without a professional examination. However, the progression of symptoms can happen rapidly, so it’s important to consult with a dental professional if you begin noticing any signs of discomfort.
Periodontal therapy for gum disease should begin as early as possible, for the sake of your smile and overall oral health. To address bleeding or swollen gums, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation today. Give us a call at (972) 525-2822 to see how our Frisco periodontal therapy services can benefit you.
What Is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease is another name for gum disease. This condition develops when the gum tissue becomes infected due to improper dental hygiene. Symptoms of periodontal disease may cause the gums to become swollen, change color, or bleed.
As time passes, the bacteria in the gums will start to attack the tissues that keep the teeth anchored in place, eventually causing them to become loose. It’s possible to reverse mild cases of gum disease with proper oral hygiene habits; however, after it reaches the advanced stages, patients require professional periodontal therapy treatments.
Blue Star Smiles offers effective periodontal therapy plans for patients in need. Periodontal therapy is a dental treatment that helps to improve the health of an individual's teeth, gums, and supporting structures around the teeth. It involves cleaning the gum line to remove plaque and tartar buildup, as well as eliminating infection sites.
Scaling and root planing are actually considered to be part of the same deep-cleaning process designed specifically to remove the plaque and tartar that contribute to gum disease. This process focuses specifically on removing harmful bacteria from the area around and beneath the gum line, in order to give the gums a chance to heal. We’ll also smooth out the tooth roots, creating a surface that’s harder for plaque to accumulate on.
Periodontal therapy may also involve grafting techniques to replace lost gum tissue around a patient's teeth. This treatment can help reduce gum disease by removing bacteria and preventing future damage caused by buildup. If needed, we may also prescribe antibiotic therapy following an in-office gum disease treatment. Even the most thorough deep cleaning won’t necessarily remove bacteria that is hiding in the deepest part of the gums, so antibiotic therapy takes care of the rest. Antibiotic prescriptions will be dependent upon the severity of your condition and accompanying symptoms.
At Blue Star Smiles, you’ll discover a patient-centric dental office environment with extraordinary dentists and hygienists you can trust. Our innovative laser technology brings unparalleled results to our patients and helps improve their oral health as a whole.
Blue Star Smiles offers comprehensive treatment plans designed to meet each patient’s unique needs and goals. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of service and care to ensure our patients receive exceptional results that last.
For periodontics in Frisco, our team is here for you. Give us a call at (972) 525-2822 today to schedule your initial consultation.
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