Your teeth play a vital role in your oral health, of course, but your gum tissue shouldn’t be overlooked. It keeps the roots of the teeth safe from infection and decay, and they help keep your smile firmly anchored to the rest of your mouth. As such, gum disease – an infection of the gum tissue – is a threat to your oral health as a whole, and your team at Arts Family Dentistry of Dallas makes preventing it a top priority. Are you suffering from bleeding or swollen gum tissue? Call us today to begin your periodontal disease treatment in our Dallas, TX dental office.
Moderate gum disease is past the point where it can be reversed simply by brushing and flossing more diligently. With scaling, our team will remove plaque and tartar that have built up throughout your mouth. This includes the areas under the gumline that you wouldn’t be able to reach on your own. After scaling is root planing, which is the process of smoothing out the root surfaces of the teeth. This helps prevent further flare-ups by creating a smooth surface that bacteria can’t accumulate on as easily.
Gum disease is not a condition that goes away with just one treatment. Your tissues will need to be maintained regularly to ensure that the inflammation doesn’t get any worse. We may recommend that you start visiting our dental office every 3 to 4 months for cleanings. Not only does this give us more chances to remove harmful bacteria before they can make the problem worse, but it also allows us to confirm that your gums are healing properly.