Gum Disease Treatment – Richardson, TX
Proven Solutions for Bleeding/Sore Gums
Do you see pink in your sink every time you brush and floss your teeth? Have your gums felt more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures lately? Do they look red and swollen? If so, then you may have early-stage gum disease. The initial symptoms are minor, but left untreated, it can lead to gum recession, loose teeth, and even tooth loss. Gum disease has also been shown to be a risk factor for serious overall health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s! At your regular checkups, Dr. Shwarts will examine your gums as well as your teeth, and if he sees any signs of this infection, he can use deep cleaning to take care of it right away.
Why Choose Us for Gum Disease Treatment?
- Friendly Team Treats Every Patient Like Family
- Conservative Treatment Favored Over Expensive Procedures
- Deep Cleanings Provided by Expert Hygiene Team
Scaling & Root Planing
In most cases, gum disease is caused by a buildup of bacteria-filled tartar on the teeth below the gum line, and scaling and root planing is specifically designed to handle this. The procedure is similar to a routine dental cleaning, except it focuses solely on the roots of the teeth. After breaking up and removing the tartar, the roots of the teeth are reshaped to make it more difficult for tartar to gather near the gums in the future. This helps lower the risk of reinfection and enables the gums to heal more quickly.