two dentists talk to female patient in the chair about periodontal disease treatmentPeriodontal Disease Treatment

If you are currently experiencing an infection around your teeth, you may be suffering from periodontitis, also known as gum disease. If so, Frisco Dental can help relieve the symptoms of gum disease with the right periodontal disease treatment. Contact our clinic to find out more about what treatment options are available to you.

Feel free to ask questions and express your concerns or discuss your symptoms. We can conduct an exam and diagnose what is going on with your teeth. We are here to help you with all your dental needs.

What is Periodontal Disease?

Gum disease is a common infection that causes damage to the soft tissue and the bone around your teeth. If you allow the infection to get worse, the supporting bone around your teeth will deteriorate over time.

Bacteria can stick to the surface of your tooth and the hidden places you can’t reach with a toothbrush. The bacteria can develop quickly, causing your immune system to react. As the bacteria produce toxins around the teeth, you may start to notice inflammation.

As bacteria continue to develop, it will turn into plaque, and then to tartar. The inflammation will generally get worse until you start to lose teeth. In worst-case scenarios, periodontal disease can lead to a stroke, heart attack, or other health conditions.

Periodontal Disease Treatment

Whether personal or professional, the primary purpose of treatment is to remove the bacteria from the surface of the teeth and around the base and hidden areas. There are several types of periodontal disease treatment in Frisco, TX, including:

Healthy Oral Hygiene

The number one way to prevent gum disease is to brush and floss your teeth daily. We recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day. Make sure you choose a toothbrush that can clean hard-to-reach places. Try to purchase soft bristle brushes that can reach in between your teeth. Clean your teeth thoroughly and adequately.

Teeth Scaling and Cleaning

The best way to restore your teeth is to remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar. When you schedule a teeth cleaning session at Frisco Dental, we will scale your teeth and break up the plaque and tartar below the gumline. We recommend that you schedule teeth scaling and cleaning at least twice a year.

Medication

There is a wide range of treatments and mouthwashes that we offer to help keep your teeth healthy, such as:

  • Antimicrobial mouth rinse
  • Antiseptic chip
  • Antibiotic gel
  • Antibiotic microspheres
  • Enzyme suppressant
  • Oral antibiotics

Treatment for Advanced Periodontitis

If you have a severe case of periodontitis, and conventional treatment does not work, we may want to consider moving forward to advanced treatment options.

One option is flap surgery. We can perform flap surgery to remove the calculus that has built up in the deep areas of your teeth roots and gums. We lift the gums back and remove the heavy tartar buildup. The gums are then repositioned so that they are close to your teeth.

Another option is bone or tissue grafting. This is for worst-case scenarios. We can graft natural or synthetic bone to areas where your bone has deteriorated. This will promote bone growth and stability.

Find Out Your Options for Periodontal Disease Treatment

If you are suffering from some level of gum disease, contact our clinic today. Frisco Dental can help you select the right periodontal disease treatment in Frisco, TX to restore your teeth and reduce your pain. Call us today at 469.388.0372 for a consultation with one of our dentists.