Why gum disease treatment?
If left untreated or never detected, early gum disease (gingivitis) can progress to the advanced stage, periodontitis. At this point, the condition is no longer reversible. At Dr. Teeth, your Houston, Texas periodontist uses scaling and root planning to treat periodontal disease. This method removes all the stored toxins, tartar, and plaque in the gum pockets. During this deep cleaning, all uneven teeth surfaces are evened out so that harmful bacteria have nowhere left to hide.
In the most severe cases, your periodontist in Houston performs periodontal surgery to gain control of the infection.
Gum Disease Maintenance
It is necessary for patients who have undergone scaling and root planing or periodontal surgery to keep up with periodontal maintenance. Advanced gum disease is not curable, but it can be controlled with the help of our Houston, TX periodontist. A good maintenance program will keep diseased gum pockets clean and will prevent bacteria from breeding, as well as prevent the accumulation of plaque and tartar.