Gum Disease in Waco, TX

Restore Gum Health with Periodontal Disease Treatment

Periodontal therapy is the treatment of active gum disease caused by bacteria and inflammation. Bleeding and tenderness in the gums may be symptoms of periodontitis or gum disease.

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Other common symptoms of gum disease include swollen gums, gums that are redder than usual and receding gums. In the more advanced stage of periodontal disease your teeth may become loose. Without proper care gum disease may result in bone and tooth loss. Furthermore, untreated periodontitis has been linked to several serious health conditions, including stroke, hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, heart disease, respiratory conditions and pregnancy complications.

Appropriate treatment can slow or stop the progression of gum disease. Since there are different stages of gum disease (from gingivitis to advanced periodontitis), there are different levels of treatment. Our dentists offer non-surgical treatment of gum disease, which is highly effective for early to moderate periodontal problems. This therapy may include scaling and root planning (deep cleanings), antimicrobials, antibiotics and laser treatment. Advanced gum disease will often require more advanced surgical treatment. In these cases the patient may be referred to a specialist.

Find Out If You Have Gum Disease

Have you ever been told you have gum disease?

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If so, when? Did you ever receive treatment for this?

When you brush or floss your teeth, do you notice any blood when you rinse in the sink?

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Have you noticed that any teeth are loose?

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Do you have any areas of gum recession?

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Do your teeth seem to be getting longer?

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Have you noticed or been told you have bad breath?

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Have you been diagnosed by a doctor with any chronic disease, or do you take prescriptions daily?

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