Periodontal Gum Disease Grand Prairie, Texas
Affordable Dentist Near Me – Grand Prairie
Dr. Mike Pham, DDS.
The office opens at 9:00 a.m. & closes at 6:00 p.m Monday through Friday to serve you.
What is Periodontal Gum Disease?
If the bacteria in your mouth are left unchecked, it can lead to tooth, gum and bone loss which are the forerunners of periodontal disease and is also commonly called gum disease or gingivitis. There are no signs to diagnose this in its early stages and it is important to have regular dental checkups so that early stages can be detected and prevented right away. If left untreated for long, it will require painful and costly procedures to fix your gums and jawbone.
Causes of Periodontal Disease
Bacterial deposits are the main cause of periodontal disease and even with a professional cleaning at the dentist’s it is not cleaned out completely. The bacteria combined with food particles and mucus form a colorless and sticky plaque which covers our teeth. Brushing and flossing helps remove most of the plaque and the residue hardens into tartar. Tartar can only be removed by a dental professional and periodontal disease occurs when the tartar is not removed.
How is Periodontal Disease Treated?
The treatments for periodontal gum disease depend on how much your condition has progressed. For mild cases, you can choose non-surgical treatments like professional dental cleanings or scaling and root planning, which includes deep cleaning treatments that is done with a local anesthetic. For treating periodontal disease that is more advanced, surgical options like bone or soft tissue grafts, guided tissue regeneration, bone surgery, or flap surgery and pocket reduction surgery are the best way to restore your oral health.