Have you noticed pain and swelling in your gums or teeth? You may be suffering from periodontal disease, so have our dentist at Friendswood Smiles take a look! You can visit our clinic for a cleaning, and we can discuss your oral health and treatment for periodontal diseases.
Our trained professionals use cutting edge technology and have their hands on the latest technology equipment to conduct an exam and then offer the best in class periodontal treatment in Friendswood, TX.
A professional cleaning can help treat gum disease in its early stages. You should use good oral hygiene habits when at home, such as brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. Your dentist may also recommend using a mouth rinse to make sure your mouth is clean and clear of plaque and bacteria. Deeper cleaning is also available in the form of scaling and root planing.
Scaling and Root Planing
This is a particular type of cleaning that can be done in several dental visits, depending on the severity of your periodontal disease. Scaling involves the dentist removing plaque and tartar from the very bottom of each tooth’s periodontal pocket. Root planing smoothens the surface of teeth so that plaque has a harder time sticking to it. The gum tissues can then heal and reattach themselves to the teeth.
Periodontal surgery may be needed if scaling and root planing is not enough to treat the disease. It allows your dentist to get rid of plaque as well as tartar that is in hard to reach places. After the surgery, the gums will be stitched together so that they hug your teeth tightly. It can also make it easier to keep teeth clean by shrinking the periodontal sockets.
After the procedure, you may receive medicine recommendations to reduce the chance of infections worsening and aid in the healing process. Pills, mouthwashes, or topical medicines may be administered to keep you from developing worsening symptoms of periodontal disease to help treat the disease.
When you are suffering from a disease of the gums, visit your local Friendswood Smiles dentist for prompt treatment. We have all the tools needed to help treat your oral disease and keep it from reoccurring in the future. Schedule an appointment with us today for periodontal treatment in Friendswood. Visit us now!