We encourage you to visit Willis Family Dentistry if you are experiencing symptoms of periodontal disease, such as red and inflamed gums. Dr. Willis can help you create a customized treatment plan to treat and control your condition.
What is periodontal disease?
The term “periodontal” means “around the tooth.” Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) is a common inflammatory condition that affects the supporting and surrounding soft tissues of the tooth, eventually affecting the jawbone itself in the disease’s most advanced stages. If left untreated, it can lead to gingivitis which is a bacterial infection of the gum tissue.
We recommend that adults throughout Garland, TX receive teeth cleanings at least twice a year, as well. Good oral health is important regardless of how old you are. As people age, their risk for an oral infection continues to increase. The older teeth get, the more the protective enamel starts to wear away, and it can become easier to get a cavity. The best way to combat this is by brushing and flossing throughout the day in addition to visiting the dentist on a regular basis. We offer flexible appointment times so that you can schedule an appointment around your work or family schedule, making it easier than ever to get a teeth cleaning.
Non Surgical Periodontal Therapy
The number one cause of tooth loss in adults is gum disease. Periodontal Disease attacks the supporting structures of your teeth. The first line of defense against periodontal disease is "scaling and root planing" (or deep cleaning). This procedure removes plaque and tartar from under the gum-line, root, and around the tooth to provide a clean surface for gums to reattach to the tooth.