Houston, TX area dentist describes periodontal disease

Periodontal Disease Houston TX

Periodontal disease is a serious condition that can destroy the support of the natural teeth, including the gums, bones, and even lead to the loss of teeth. Poor oral hygiene is the number one factor leading to periodontal disease (also called gum disease) and it is believed that at some point in their lives, three out of every four adults have the condition. Several different stages can occur, and the treatment for each is determined by the severity of the disease.


At Vivid Dental in Houston, TX, we strive to provide our patients with the knowledge they need to take good care of their smile with at-home oral hygiene regimens that work for them. Patients can prevent most periodontal disease and cavities by participating in preventative care, which includes brushing and flossing after every meal and visiting Vivid Dental regularly (ideally at least every six months) for a cleaning and examination by our dental staff. This can help ensure the teeth are healthy and no underlying problems are occurring.


The beginning stage of periodontal disease is gingivitis. At this point, patients may notice redness and swelling of the gums, persistent bad breath, and bleeding while brushing or flossing. This is not normal and should be addressed by a dental professional as soon as possible. The treatment for gingivitis often includes a thorough, professional cleaning of the teeth and gums to remove plaque and tartar.


If left untreated, gingivitis can progress into periodontitis. At this stage, the gum tissue can be damaged and the bone can begin to deteriorate. The bone is what holds the natural teeth in place, and as the disease becomes more severe, it can result in the loosening and loss of the teeth. At the stage of periodontitis, the condition is no longer reversible and can only be controlled with specific treatments by the Vivid Dental dentist.


Periodontal disease is a serious problem that needs to be treated as soon as it is noticed. This is why regular visits to Vivid Dental for examinations and cleanings are so important.

Dr. Monti Harpalani, Vivid Dental

Vivid Dental

Dr. Monti Harpalani

Dr. Monti Harpalani is one of the most respected and highly sought-after dentists in Houston TX. Having graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery, he furthered his passion for dentistry through a yearlong General Practice Residency at the Woodhull Medical Center in New York. Here he gained exposure to the fields of cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, restorative dentistry, and pediatric dentistry. Since then Dr. Harpalani has had extensive hands-on experience and training in the varied facets of dental care and is keen on providing his patients with customized and comprehensive dental care. Through his dental practice, Vivid Dental, he brings to patients cutting edge and modern dental treatments such as Lumineers, Veneers, and Six Month Smiles. Also, he provides traditional solutions such as crowns, implants and root canal procedures and can also be contacted for dental emergencies.

11560 FM 1960 West,
Suite #200,
Houston, TX 77065
(281) 809 4902

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Friday 10am-6pm
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