When gingivitis and gum disease strike, our dedicated dentists are ready to get your smile back on track!

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!

Warning Signs of Gum Disease

Seeking treatment at the first appearance of gum disease symptoms can save your smile!

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:

  • Painful, swollen gums
  • Gums turning red
  • Gingival bleeding while flossing/brushing
  • Gum irritation when eating and chewing
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Constant unpleasant taste in the mouth
  • Receding gum line
  • New gaps between the teeth
  • Loose teeth and changing bite shape
  • Pus around gums and teeth

Gum Disease Stages

Without professional dental help, your mild gingivitis might turn into a dental nightmare in no time.

Stage 1: Gingivitis

As bacteria and plaque build-up under the gums, they irritate and inflame the soft tissues, leading to gingivitis. Gingivitis is well-known for causing the gums to turn swollen, red, and tender. They may also bleed when flossing or brushing your teeth.

Stage 2: Slight Periodontitis

As gingivitis worsens, the damage to your gums becomes permanent. The gums start receding and forming deep pockets between your teeth and gums. The gum infection can also attack the bone and soft tissues supporting your teeth

Stage 3: Moderate Periodontitis

Left ignored, moderate periodontitis destroys more of the gums, connective tissues, and jaw bone. You may notice your teeth start feeling loose. Oral bacteria may also enter the bloodstream and impact your general health, putting you at higher risk for health issues like heart disease, stroke, and pneumonia.

Stage 4: Advanced Periodontitis

In this final stage, between 50 to 90% of the original periodontal tissues, gums, and bone are lost. Infected pockets of pus called abscesses can form at the teeth’s base. Without a solid foundation to anchor them, your teeth may require extraction—if they don’t fall out by themselves.


Gum disease is no problem with our expert periodontal team ready to take it head-on.

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.


28404 US-290 G03 Cypress,
TX 77433


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28404 US-290 G03 Cypress, TX 77433


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