As simple as dental hygiene is, it can be all too easy to fall out of your routine if you’re not careful. Soon, you may notice your gums become red, swollen, and painful or start bleeding when you finally get back to brushing and flossing your teeth. If these symptoms sound familiar, you likely have gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. You are not alone. Gum disease is a growing dental emergency across the country, with about half of all Americans over 30 suffering from it. However, at Dentist Tree of the Heights, we ensure you put your best smile on with sparkling teeth and healthy gums.
What is gum disease? Gum disease is an infection and inflammation of the gums caused by plaque, bacteria, and tartar buildup on the teeth’ roots below the gums. It originally starts as relatively mild gingivitis but can quickly worsen into a real dental emergency as it attacks the foundation holding your teeth steady. Left untreated, you risk a dental worst-case scenario: tooth loss. However, our staff is equipped with the required experience, knowledge, and equipment to tackle your periodontal disease head-on!
With deep cleanings and laser gum therapy, we can precisely target your specific problem areas and ensure your smile is free of gum disease. We’re thorough during the examination process, and our keen eyes never miss a detail when it comes to your smile’s health. And don’t worry. While your gums may be tender and sensitive, our gentle and seasoned periodontal team ensures your treatment stays smooth, comfortable, and stress-free. With us on the job, your smile will be back in top form in no time.
Are you ready to bid goodbye to your gum disease once and for all? Please don’t hesitate to contact our dental office in Cypress at 281.562.7288 to book an appointment with our fantastic dentists!
At Dentist Tree of Fairfield, we’re committed to serving our patients with the best available treatment to restore their precious smiles against periodontal disease. We can help your smile at any stage, but your gum disease treatment will go much smoother and faster the earlier you see us. It can be easy to miss the first signs of the earliest gum disease stages, but later periodontitis stages are harder to ignore. To give you the best chance for full recovery, please don’t hesitate to visit our dentist office in Cypress if you experience the following warning signs:
Stage 1: Gingivitis
Stage 2: Slight Periodontitis
Stage 3: Moderate Periodontitis
Stage 4: Advanced Periodontitis
In the earliest gum disease stage, gingivitis treatment is simple enough to be done at home. With excellent dental hygiene habits, you can completely reverse the damage in just two weeks. However, later stages require professional care from our caring and talented team.
Deep cleaning is one step further than a regular regular cleaning. Rather than sticking to the visible tooth above the gums, your dental hygienist will scrape your smile clean of all plaque and tartar hardened below the gums. We use a Piezo scaler, which uses ultrasonic vibrations to quickly and gently remove buildup with greater accuracy. Once the gum pockets are clean, we will polish and smooth the teeth’s roots to help the gums heal. This can take multiple visits to thoroughly remove plaque and bacteria trapped in the gum pockets.
With laser therapy, we can remove all bacteria and infected gum tissues quickly and painlessly without the need for oral surgery. Our Biolase laser is entirely cut- and incision-free, and it’s so precise that it can target your gum disease and more accurately than a manual deep cleaning can. By incorporating modern dental technology with our laser, we can eliminate even more microscopic bacteria from deep within the gum pockets. Plus, laser therapy helps promote cell growth, so your gums can return to their old, healthy selves faster than ever.