Gum Disease and Periodontal Treatments

Have chronic bad breath? Notice your gums are receding? Looking for a periodontist near you? Gum disease is one of the most common dental issues in adults. Fortunately, if it’s caught early on, there’s a good chance you and your dentist will be able to completely reverse the effects. Renken Dentistry provides expert gum disease treatment and periodontal services in our Georgetown, TX office.

To stop gum disease before it’s too late, you need to stay on top of your oral hygiene routine and keep vigilant for any changes you might notice in your teeth or gums. Think you may suffer from gum disease? Schedule an appointment with our periodontist in Georgetown, TX today.

Some of the symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Persistent bad breath
  • Bleeding or sensitive gums
  • Gum or tooth pain
  • Receding gums
  • Swollen, red, or tender gums

While these symptoms don’t necessarily guarantee that you have gum disease, it’s still a good idea to get them checked out. If left untreated, gum disease can ultimately lead to loose teeth or even tooth loss.

Our periodontist offers a few different treatment options for gum disease depending on the level of care needed. Early signs of gum disease might be reversed through cleaning and proper oral care, but more advanced gum disease usually requires scaling and root planing. This is a double procedure in which the areas underneath the gums are thoroughly cleaned, removing any plaque or bacteria that has built up to cause irritation. Then any rough areas are smoothed to give bacteria fewer places to hide in the future.

Serious cases of gum disease could also require surgery to eliminate. If you’ve had gum disease or are at risk, it’s important that you come in for cleanings at least every six months to keep it from worsening. Our practice offers quality dental care from experienced professionals. If you’re worried about gum disease, book an appointment with our periodontist by calling our friendly office staff at (512) 863-7777 or contacting us online.