Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is a rather common and serious gum disease. The primary cause of periodontal disease is a lack of oral maintenance, which negatively affects the gums and the jawbone. The disease can also impact teeth and can cause tooth decay and loss. One of the clear symptoms of gum disease is bleeding gums.

At our Conroe dentist office, we are able to address the problem of gum disease in all its forms, whether extreme cases or newly formed. Catching this harmful disease early is essential to protecting your oral health and overall health. Periodontal disease has been connected to heart disease and lung disease.

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Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is a rather common and serious gum disease. The primary cause of periodontal disease is a lack of oral maintenance, which negatively affects the gums and the jawbone. The disease can also impact teeth and can cause tooth decay and loss. One of the clear symptoms of gum disease is bleeding gums.

At our Conroe dentist office, we are able to address the problem of gum disease in all its forms, whether extreme cases or newly formed. Catching this harmful disease early is essential to protecting your oral health and overall health. Periodontal disease has been connected to heart disease and lung disease.

Addressing Periodontal Disease at Epic Smiles

Addressing the disease starts with a thorough dental cleaning. This cleaning focuses on cleaning out the pockets around the teeth that have formed in the gums due to the disease. After this cleaning, our dentist recommends an immediate return to a solid and consistent oral hygiene plan. This means brushing twice daily, flossing daily, and rinsing with antiseptic mouthwash every day.

Along with brushing, flossing, and rinsing, it is highly recommended to return to the dentist every six months for a dental cleaning. This enables our dentist or dental hygienist to eliminate hard-to-remove plaque buildup, which can initiate a return of gum disease. The cleaning includes a thorough flossing and scraping plaque off teeth. It is then followed up with polishing. This can help ensure patients are placed on the right path to oral health and resolving periodontal disease.

Periodontal disease can typically be resolved in a matter of a few months, depending on its severity.

Are You Experiencing Periodontal Disease?

If your gums are tender, inflamed or bleeding, you may be experiencing the early signs of periodontal disease. Our Conroe dentists highly recommend you schedule a dental appointment for a dental cleaning soon. At Epic Smiles, we will work to get your smile healthy and beautiful so that you can smile and laugh freely knowing you have an epic smile.