Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) affects millions of Americans every year, but it is preventable with proper oral care and hygiene. Gum disease is caused by plaque and tartar buildup from not brushing and flossing regularly. The disease begins with inflamed, sensitive gums, but can lead to more serious issues such as tooth loss. At Willow Creek Smiles, we offer periodontal care that will protect your smile from this common dental issue.
The best way to prevent gum disease is to brush and floss regularly, and visit your dentist every six months for a professional cleaning and exam. Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum that can progress to damage the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. If you're experiencing gum disease, Willow Creek Smiles offers scaling and root planing treatment. During this procedure, Dr. Nguyen will scale all the plaque, bacterial toxins, and tartar deposits from your teeth. Next, he will smooth out any pits and rough areas on the surface of your teeth, including under the gum line. This process removes and prevents the buildup of plaque and bacteria, allowing your gums to heal and possibly reversing your gum disease. If you’re interested in treating or taking precautions against gum disease, give us a call today at (281) 516-8575.
While there is no cure for periodontal disease, it can be controlled with regular visits to a dentist and a good dental hygiene routine. At Willow Creek Smiles, we will remove tartar and plaque from your mouth with scaling and root planing treatment, and work with you to develop an oral care regimen that will protect your mouth from further damage.