Are you living with painful, swollen, or bleeding gums? Call Dr. Todd today. We offer gum disease treatment to our patients in Cypress, Texas, to help them smile again.
If you’re living with the symptoms of gum disease, don’t hesitate to call the friendly dental team at Cypress Springs Family Dentistry. We offer gum disease treatment to help our patients restore their oral health and feel their very best. Schedule your appointment today.
Periodontal disease, known more commonly as gum disease, is a progressive condition that affects many American adults aged 30 and older. Gum disease occurs in two stages: the first stage, gingivitis, and the advanced stage, periodontitis. The common symptoms of gingivitis are often minor and present with little-to-no pain, allowing it to go undiagnosed for months before patients realize something is wrong. Symptoms of gum disease include infections in the gums that can cause redness, swelling, or bleeding when brushing or flossing.
If diagnosed early, gingivitis is easily treated and reversed with minimal lasting damage. Gum disease treatment includes improved at-home oral hygiene, professional cleanings, and medicated toothpastes or mouth rinses.
Once gingivitis advances into periodontitis, the condition requires specialized treatment to reverse the effects and restore optimal oral health. Symptoms of periodontitis include receding gum tissue, persistent bad breath, exposed tooth roots, infections in the space between the teeth and gums (called periodontal pockets). At this stage, the infection can spread to the jawbone and tooth-supporting ligaments, leading to permanent tooth loss.
In most cases, gum disease is caused by the buildup of bacterial plaque and tartar on the surfaces of your teeth. The buildup of plaque and tartar is usually a result of poor at-home oral hygiene. Other health factors can contribute to the patient’s risk of developing gum disease. These factors can include family history, smoking and tobacco use, certain medications, diabetes, or hormonal changes due to puberty, pregnancy or menopause.
Dr. Todd can help restore your oral health and save your smile with scaling and root planing. Also called a deep cleaning, we will first perform a dental scaling to remove the built-up plaque and tartar from your teeth. Then we will perform a root planing to smooth the roots of your teeth. This will help keep bacteria from adhering to your tooth roots in the future and prevent infections.
For gum disease treatment in Cypress, call Dr. Todd today! We are here to help our patients love their smiles. Schedule your next appointment by calling us at (832) 304-8420. Be sure to ask about our convenient scheduling and payment options.