Periodontal services are designed to prevent, treat or reverse the effects of periodontitis, also referred to as gum disease. Our dental professionals will work to restore the health of your gums and prevent any serious damage from occurring.
Gum disease occurs when a person’s gum tissue is exposed to harmful oral bacteria, tartar, and plaque for an extended period of time. This causes irritation, and the gums will appear swollen and darkened in color. They may also begin to bleed when the individual brushes or flosses their teeth, or when they receive professional cleanings. It's common for patients to choose to ignore gum disease at this phase, but this can lead to severe consequences. Seeking treatment at this early phase can prevent you from experiencing major oral health problems later on.
As gum disease progresses, the gum tissue will start to retract and pull away from the teeth. This creates empty voids that are referred to as periodontal pockets. These empty spaces can quickly become filled with bacteria and plaque, and they can also allow the condition to spread throughout the rest of the mouth more easily. If left untreated, the bacteria and plaque can eventually reach the jawbone and the connective tissues of teeth. Once this happens, tooth loss can occur.
At Lynn Creek Dental Care, our goal is to provide you with excellent treatment for periodontitis before any major damage occurs. To combat periodontitis, we offer the following periodontal services:
Restore your oral health with periodontal treatments and services from Lynn Creek Dental Care. Don’t wait until your gum disease has caused serious damage! Please call us at (972) 314-2600 to schedule an appointment.