Gum Disease - Bryan–College Station, TX

Sore, Swollen Gums?

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You May Have Gum Disease

Do you have red, receding, or tender gums? Are your teeth sensitive? Have you noticed pockets forming between your gums and your teeth? These are all telltale signs of gum disease. Brushing and flossing twice daily in addition to having regular checkups and professional cleanings are critical to maintaining your dental health. But it’s not just your teeth that benefit from those habits. Your gums also stay healthy when you follow recommended dental hygiene routines.

By taking these steps, you eliminate harmful bacteria from remaining in your mouth and closing the door to oral, and systemic infection. When allowed to flourish, those bacteria can cause gum disease, or periodontal disease. Though this may begin as minor oral discomfort, gum disease can lead to tooth loss, jawbone recession, and even serious whole-body health problems like cardiovascular disease. Don’t let gum disease go untreated. Before your condition deteriorates, seek targeted treatment for gum disease in Bryan–College Station, TX from our skilled team at Radiant Exceptional Dentistry.

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Warning Signs of Gum Disease

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Targeted Treatment for Gum Disease

The great news is that gum disease is preventable—and curable at an early stage! Just be sure to brush and floss your teeth and have regular professional teeth cleanings and checkups. If you do require care for gum disease, we’re the team to trust. We provide multiple treatments for gum disease in Bryan–College Station, TX, depending on the severity of your case and the stage of gum disease you’re in. We’ll begin with a consultation that includes an oral examination.

Our dentist will assess your current oral health and provide you with a customized treatment plan that reflects your unique needs. Depending in your treatment and your anxiety level we may offer calming sedation dentistry to guarantee you’re comfortable throughout your visit. With proper treatment, maintenance, and good oral health habits, gum disease doesn’t have to damage your smile again. Most importantly, a smile free from bacteria and infection helps you live an overall healthy lifestyle!

Key Gum Disease Treatments

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Scaling and Root Planing

A non-surgical treatment, scaling and root planing is often the first procedure in the fight against gum disease. Scaling removes the bacterial plaque from above and below the gumline. Root planing smooths the tooth surfaces to encourage healthy tissue reattachment and protection against future infection.

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Laser Periodontal Therapy

Utilizing the diode laser, our dentists can selectively remove dental calculus with great precision. In addition, this laser gum surgery treatment in Bryan, TX is minimally invasive and can thoroughly clean below the gum line, making pockets smaller and reducing healing time.

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Periodontal Maintenance

Once gum disease has been comprehensively treated, periodontal maintenance is recommended to ensure it does not return. This procedure is completed every 3-4 months and involves a deep cleaning of the teeth at and below the gumline to remove bacteria and plaque accumulation. These deep cleanings will replace your regularly scheduled hygiene appointments.

Stop gum disease before it’s too late!

Schedule your gum disease consultation in Bryan–College Station, TX to get started.