Periodontal disease

 

Periodontal disease commonly referred to as gum disease is a severe gum infection that destroys soft tissue and if left untreated can lead to the destruction of the bones supporting the teeth. Mainly, it is caused by bad dental hygiene that allows bacteria-laden sticky film, called plaque, to accumulate on teeth where it hardens. Periodontal disease has different stages ranging from gingivitis which is the mildest form characterized by inflammation of gums while periodontitis being the most serious. The Texas City Dental in Texas City is conveniently located near La Marque, Galveston, and the Hitchcock area is conveniently located near the HEB and ROSS market complex. is the best option available and is the best  Cosmetic Dental expert  near you. 

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    Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

    Gums reddened, swollen or bleeding

    Bad breath or bad taste in mouth

    Gums pulled away from teeth making them look longer

    Loose tooth or new spaces between them

    Pain when you chew food

    Pus between gums and teeth

    Risk Factors

    • Poor oral hygiene
    • Smoking or chewing tobacco
    • Diabetes
    • Hormonal changes in females (e.g., pregnancy, menopause)
    • Certain illnesses and their medications (e.g., cancer, AIDS)
    • Family history of dental disease
    How to Protect Against Periodontal Disease
    • Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
    • Floss daily to remove plaque and food particles between teeth.
    • Use an antimicrobial mouthwash to reduce plaque-causing bacteria.
    • Get regular dental checkups and professional cleanings.
    • Your dentist can remove tartar (hardened plaque) and detect early signs of gum disease.
    • Eat a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals.
    • Limit sugary and acidic foods and drinks, which can contribute to plaque buildup.
    • Tobacco use is a significant risk factor for periodontal disease.
    • Quitting smoking can improve your gum health and overall oral health.
    • Control conditions such as diabetes, which can increase the risk of gum disease.
    • Take medications as prescribed and inform your dentist about any changes in your health.
    • Consider using an electric toothbrush for more effective cleaning.
    • Dental picks or water flossers can also help in cleaning hard-to-reach areas.
    Treatment Options
    • Scaling and Root Planning: Deep cleaning to remove plaque and tartar below the gum line.
    • Antibiotics: Topical or oral antibiotics to control bacterial infection.
    • Flap Surgery: Lifting back the gums to remove tartar deposits and suturing them back in place.
    • Bone and Tissue Grafts: Procedures to regenerate lost bone or gum tissue.

    1. Maintain Good Oral Hygiene:

    2. Regular Dental Visits:

    3. Healthy Diet:

    4. Quit Smoking:

    5. Manage Health Conditions:

    6. Use Proper Dental Tools:

    If you already have periodontal disease, treatment options include:

    1. Non-Surgical Treatments:

    2. Surgical Treatments .

    1. Call us at (409) 419-2222 or visit www.txcitydental.com to schedule your appointment.

      Find us at:

      3448 Palmer Hwy
      TX 79316



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