Periodontal disease, often referred to as gum disease, is an inflammatory condition affecting four out of five American adults. Unfortunately, many people don’t even realize they have it, often because they ignore the symptoms and cannot see the infection nor feel any pain. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss, but the ill-effects of inflammation extend beyond your mouth and smile.
Treating & Preventing Gum Disease
The traditional approach to periodontal therapy is to simply clean the teeth and roots, and if that fails, to perform surgery. At Comeaux Dental Group we begin with a deep cleaning.
The mouth is treated in quadrants under local anesthesia, we also offer calming nitrous oxide upon request for anxious or fearful patients. Treatments are scheduled one week apart and are generally comfortable. While the patient is comfortably numb the hygenist is able to access the rootsurface to remove the bacterial build up. After an initial assessment, an individualized treatment plan will be outlined for you to support your immune system’s healing response during the regenerative periodontal treatments.
We have witnessed great results in periodontal therapy using our approach and remedies. We always encourage a healthy regimen of home care by teaching our patients how to care for their teeth and gums, followed by more frequent professional cleanings. We have seen our patients experience vast improvements in gum health and following an anti-inflammatory diet after periodontal treatment in our office.
Contact our Woodlands and Spring offices if you are suffering from Gum Disease or would like to schedule a routine check. Our experienced team of Dentist and Dental Hygienists are prepared to help you get on your way to healthier teeth and gums.