Why treat gum disease when you can prevent it? Dr. Monti Harpalani and his team at Vivid Dental emphasize proactive care when it comes to addressing this common condition. There are many opportunities to treat periodontal disease at his Houston area office; due to its progressive nature, Dr. Harpalani can identify the earliest signs of gum disease. So, it can be treated promptly and when effects may be halted or even reversed. Often, gum disease in its earliest stages is silent or asymptomatic, which makes it all the more important for you to visit Vivid Dental as recommended by your dentist, usually every six months.
One of the best things we can do for your smile is to identify and educate you on factors that put you at greater risk of developing inflammation, gingivitis, and advanced gum disease or periodontitis. These risk factors include:
If you are at an increased risk of gum disease, Dr. Harpalani will advise on visiting the office more frequently for exams and professional cleanings. If detected early, all that may be required are lifestyle modifications or changes to oral hygiene; for instance, guidance on brushing and flossing techniques that minimize harmful bacteria and restore the healthy balance between “good” and “bad” bacteria. Those with the existing disease may benefit from a routine deep cleaning procedure known as root planing and scaling. “Planing” involves using special instruments and specialized expertise to smooth out the textured areas on the roots’ surfaces where bacteria can cling. “Scaling” involves skillfully removing bacteria and hardened plaque or tartar from the teeth and roots.
Generally, the more advanced the stage of the disease, the more invasive the procedure required to treat it. With proactive and prompt care, Vivid Dental helps you avoid more extensive or surgical procedures that place greater demands on your body for healing.
Periodontal disease treatment is as unique as you are. So, call 281-809-4902 to schedule your appointment at the Houston TX office of Dr. Monti Harpalani today.