Cure Periodontal Disease with a Periodontist in Friendswood
At our Friendswood dental office, we offer comfortable periodontal services to treat gum disease. Mild forms of periodontal disease often have silent symptoms. This is why it is important to see us for regular exams. If left unchecked, gum disease can lead to discomfort and tooth loss.
When you are aware of your oral health, you can protect yourself against the severe consequences of periodontal disease. Our experienced dentist will work with you to help you create a foundation for strong oral health. At our Pearland and Friendswood offices, we provide the following periodontal services:
- Exams and diagnostic services
- Thorough gum examination
- In-office gum therapy, including deep cleanings
- Compassionate follow-up care
- Patient education
- Saliva DNA bacterial testing
- A phase contrast microscope to identify your specific needs
Gum disease is typically caused by the buildup of plaque on the teeth and gum line. Plaque is a hard bacteria that emits acids that irritate the gums, causing infection and inflammation. Symptoms of gum disease include:
- Bleeding and swollen gums
- Discolored gum tissues
- Loose teeth or tooth loss
- Pus around the teeth
Many patients who are suffering from periodontal disease have no idea that they need treatment. The best way to protect your gums is by seeing your Friendswood dentist for an examination with our state-of-the-art technology.
Is Gum Disease Dangerous to My Health?
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, threatens your whole body health. Over time, gum disease can destroy the gum and bone tissues, leading to tooth loss and facial collapse. Periodontal disease has also been linked to serious illnesses including heart attacks, strokes, arthritis, diabetes, and even pancreatic cancer.
Patients experience the greatest success in treating gum disease when it is identified early on. During your appointment, our dentist will use advanced dental technology to accurately diagnose your symptoms. Then, we will begin the path to gum disease treatment to eradicate periodontal disease from your mouth.
If you suspect you may have gum disease, give us a call today! We work with patients from all over the Friendswood, Pearland, and League City areas!