Gum Disease Treatment & Periodontics

Getting Your Healthy Gums Back

While the disease can be reversed in the early stages, more advanced stages can lead to chronic gum disease.

Drs. Pramod Thomas can provide dental patients with gum disease treatment at every stage of the condition. Your gum disease treatment at our Richardson, TX, dental office will be completely tailored to meet your needs, and any necessary surgical intervention can be performed in our dental office by an oral surgeon and periodontist.

The Causes
of Gum Disease

Although there are certain risk factors that can increase your risk of developing gum disease, periodontal issues are generally caused by an abundance of bacteria. That’s why it’s important to treat gum disease promptly.

When bacteria results in plaque and tartar, it can lead to inflammation, swelling, and redness of your gums, also known as gingivitis.

Gingivitis can be treated with minimal intervention from your dentist if detected and treated early on.

Gingivitis treatment is performed by your dentist and can help you tremendously in getting your healthy gums back.

Advanced Stages

Periodontitis occurs when gum disease causes the gum pockets around your teeth to increase in depth. Meanwhile, the bacteria can attack the tooth roots and lead to bone loss, tooth loss, and gum tissue recession. At this stage, the disease can become chronic. However, with proper care, tissues can be restored, and the disease can be controlled.

Advanced Gum Disease

Gum disease therapy, also known as gum disease treatment, is needed when the condition of periodontitis exists. Periodontitis causes deep pockets to form near the teeth, accompanied by tissue inflammation and other issues.

 

Non-Surgical Treatment Options

In the early stages of gum disease, our doctors can perform initial periodontal therapy to prevent the onset of more serious symptoms.

 

Scaling and Root Planing

Advanced In-Office Surgical Treatment

When necessary, our doctor can perform advanced surgical procedures in our dental office.

 

Teeth Whitening

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Soft tissue grafting involves taking a small amount of tissue from elsewhere in the oral cavity – usually the roof of the mouth – and using it to replace receded gum tissue.

Dr. Thomas can provide sedation for patients who are anxious about undergoing periodontal surgery.

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