Periodontics is a dental specialty that deals with diseases of the gum and surrounding structures around the teeth (periodontal disease). General dentists may be able to perform certain treatments for periodontal disease, but for more severe cases, a periodontist will be needed. Schedule your appointment with our periodontist in Sugar Land, TX today!
Plaque, the colorless, sticky film that forms in the mouth, contains bacteria that can be harmful to teeth. It occurs naturally and continuously, and when it’s allowed to build up (as in, when teeth are not properly maintained with brushing and flossing), plaque can collect between the gums and teeth, where bacteria can begin attacking and doing harm. This can cause inflammation, which in turn can cause deterioration of the gums and surrounding bone structure. Eventually, this can result in gum recession and even tooth loss.
There are several treatments available to treat periodontal disease.
To avoid the need for any of these treatments offered through periodontics, periodontal disease is fairly easy to prevent. Being diligent about maintaining a good oral care routine should be sufficient to manage the accumulation of plaque. This includes brushing twice a day and daily flossing, as well as regular visits to your Sugar Land, TX dentist.
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