Patients in the Houston area who have developed gum disease will need to visit our team of professionals to discuss treatment by Dr. Monti Harpalani and his team at Vivid Dental.
The best way to describe gum disease, or periodontal disease, is as an infection of the gum tissue. However, it can affect all areas of the mouth in a negative way. This infection can spread to the bone, causing it to shrink and cause tooth loss. The results from gum disease are irreversible, so prevention of the condition is highly recommended. This is done by maintaining regular dental visits for cleanings and examinations, as well as good home oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing after every meal is a great way to help keep the smile healthy.
Gum disease will not go away on its own. It needs treatment by a quality dentist to control the infection and bring the smile back to health. The best way to start treatment is diagnosing the stage it has reached. Earlier stages of gum disease, called gingivitis, can be reversed with a thorough cleaning, while the later stages often require treatment with antibiotics and a procedure called scaling and root planing to remove infection from even the roots of the teeth. This invasive treatment can be avoided with proper oral care habits.
The team at Vivid Dental believes in providing families with quality, comprehensive dental care solutions for everyone young and old. Gum disease is a condition that can affect patients at any age and should be treated as soon as possible. A phone call to our practice is the first step in treatment. Call us at 281-809-4902 or visit us at 11560 FM 1960 West, Suite #200.