When Should You Seek Periodontal Treatment?

When Should You Seek Periodontal Treatment?

August 29, 2018

Have you noticed your gums are swollen, tender, red or bleeding? Do your teeth seem loose? You may be suffering from an extremely common condition known as periodontal gum disease. Periodontal gum disease affects over 64,700,000 Americans each year. Luckily it can be completely avoided with periodontal treatment in Sugar Land, TX from Sweetwater Dental Studio!

Why See a Periodontist in Sugar Land?

Did you know that during the early stages of periodontitis known as “gingivitis” you can actually cure the condition? Once the disease has progressed, however, you’ll be stuck managing your condition and symptoms for life. Wondering if you may suffer from gingivitis or periodontal gum disease? Common symptoms include:

  • Red Gums
  • Swollen Gums
  • Tender Gums
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Receding Gums
  • Infected Gums
  • Gum Pockets
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Loose Teeth
  • Missing Teeth
  • Chronic Bad Breath

Many patients, however, experience no symptoms until periodontitis has advanced. Scheduling routine dental care with Sweetwater Dental Studio can help reduce your risk for periodontal gum disease and even help with early diagnosis and treatment.

About Periodontal Gum Disease

Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal gum disease which can be completely reversed. As oral health is neglected, plaque buildup begins to cause inflammation of the gums and bleeding while performing dental care.

Periodontitis

Once gingivitis has advanced, the supporting bone and tissues begin to be irreversibly damaged. The gums begin to recede and form gum pockets, allowing more debris, plaque, and bacteria to form below the gumline.

Advanced Periodontitis

During the final stage of periodontal gum disease, the supporting structures in your mouth are destroyed, leading to loose teeth, teeth shifting, misalignment and even tooth loss.

Schedule Your Sugar Land Periodontal Treatment Today

Think that you or a loved one may suffer from periodontal gum disease? Schedule your appointment with our periodontist in Sugar Land, TX today! We’d be happy to evaluate your smile, gums, and overall oral health to determine if periodontal treatment in Sugar Land, TX is the right option for your smile.

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