Periodontics and Gum Disease Treatment in Cypress, TX
Did you know the condition of your gums is critical to your total-body health? Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is connected to many life-impacting health conditions, and deserves speedy, effective treatment! At Smile Avenue Family Dentistry, we offer top gum disease treatment in Cypress, TX, because our entire team works hard to spot underlying issues in the gums. Our goal is to ensure you get the treatment you need as early as possible!
When you visit us for a preventive exam at Smile Avenue Family Dentistry in Cypress, our hygienist will always check your gums to assess the need for periodontal therapy.
What Is Gum Disease?
Gum disease is a general term for a build-up of bacteria and inflammation of the gum line. Typically speaking, gum disease can be caused by poor oral care routines, skipping dental appointments, genetics, advanced age, or chronic illness.
If your gum disease is left untreated, you could be at a higher risk for developing the following conditions:
- Heart Disease
- Premature Or Low-Weight Babies
What are the Symptoms Of Gum Disease?
Gum disease is not always obvious to those who are experiencing its earliest phases, which is why it's so important to attend regular dental checkups at Smile Avenue Family Dentistry. If you have one or more of the following symptoms, it's time to schedule a periodontal appointment with our dental team right away!
- Loose teeth
- Tooth and mouth pain
- Receding, swollen, and painful gums
- Bleeding while brushing and flossing
- Mouth sores
- Bad breath
- Pus between teeth
- Ill-fitting dentures
- A change in your bite
Gum Disease Treatment at Smile Avenue
Although gum disease can evolve into a serious condition if left untreated, our team has invested in the advanced tools and technologies needed to restore your gums to a healthy condition. We offer the following periodontal treatments:
Laser Gum Treatments
Dr. Vuong and his team use cutting-edge soft tissue lasers to help combat the signs of gum disease. Our advanced DIAGNOdent technology is used in a wide range of gum treatments and offers enhanced comfort, precision and control. Laser treatments are also preferred by most patients because they are generally faster and less painful than conventional and surgical gum treatments.
Ultrasonic Cleanings (Deep Cleaning)
For every ultrasonic cleaning of the gums, our dentists use special instruments are used to thoroughly clean teeth and gums, especially the areas where gum disease is present. Our gentle ultrasonic cleanings have been shown to be extremely effective in removing the hard substance (known as tartar or calculus) that builds up on the teeth near the gum lines.
Where the gums should normally be attached to the teeth, plaque and tartar can push them away, causing deep pockets to form that create a space for food to be trapped and bacteria to be collected. This causes further injury and damage to the gums. At Smile Avenue Family Dentistry, our hygienist will use ultrasonic tools to provide a thorough, gentle cleaning of the gums, designed to remove the tartar buildup on the teeth and restore your proper gum health.
Maintaining Your Healthy Gums
At Smile Avenue Family Dentistry, our hygienists are trained to spot gum disease in all of its various stages to help bring the condition under control. After your preventive appointment, you will be given instructions on proper periodontal home care so that the healing process can continue.
Schedule Your Periodontal Appointment at Smile Avenue
When you take care of your gums, you're investing in your total-body health. Smile Avenue Family Dentistry of Cypress is here to help every step of the way!
Call today to schedule your next dentist appointment or periodontal cleaning.