Preventing Gum Disease Starts With Periodontal Maintenance
If you suffer from periodontitis or other gum disease, it’s important that you see a dentist for regular periodontal maintenance exams. Without consistent specialized treatment, gum disease can spread rapidly and lead to tooth and bone loss.
Premier Dental provides the latest periodontal maintenance therapy to patients in Clear Lake, Webster, Friendswood, Seabrook, El Lago and Kemah who have periodontal, or gum, disease.
Our Clear Lake, TX Periodontal Services offers a wide range of special periodontal maintenance procedures designed to treat and prevent the spread of periodontal disease. These special services go above and beyond what you get during regular six-month check-ups and examinations. Whether your gum disease is in the earliest stages or has advanced to a later stage, we are here to help. Call Premier Dental at (281) 488-1227 to set up your appointment.
Help Fight Periodontal Disease in Clear Lake with Scaling and Root Planing
One proven method of solving common dental problems caused by periodontal disease is through scaling and root planing.
Gum disease starts in between the gums and the teeth. Over time, bacteria build up and attack the healthy gum tissues, as well as the surface of the tooth, tooth root, and eventually, bone. Periodontal pockets begin to form between the teeth and gums, providing more places for bacteria to grow. If this bacteria continues to go unchecked, it will begin to cause the breakdown of bone and associated dental soft tissues, reducing the attachment of your tooth to your jaw.
Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical therapy that involves removing built-up tartar, plaque and biofilm from the tooth’s surface and underneath the gum line. When done correctly, scaling and root planing can facilitate the reattachment of the soft tissues to the healthier tooth.
Once is usually enough: Scaling and Root Planing is intended to be performed once. After scaling and root planning has been completed, you may be placed on a maintenance program, where we will measure and clean the periodontal tissues typically on a 3 or 4-month basis. By continuing with a proper and timely periodontal maintenance protocol, you greatly reduce your chances of having to undergo another scaling and root planning procedure again.
Periodontal Maintenance in Webster, TX
Premier Dental‘s Dr. Rodriguez, DDS, possesses the specialized education and training needed to effectively treat most periodontal problems. He is dedicated to preserving the long term dental health of his patients, including performing regular periodontal maintenance exams to treat and prevent the spread of gum disease. If you have mild, moderate or severe periodontitis, call Premier Dental at (281) 488-1227 to schedule an appointment