GUM DISEASE TREATMENT

Gum Disease Treatment Dentist in Richardson

Gum disease can affect both your oral health and your overall health.

Gum Disease Is A Serious Problem – But There’s Good News – If You Act Fast!

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

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

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

This inflammation is called gingivitis and can be treated with minimal intervention from your dentist if detected early if gum disease treatment is done on time.

Gingivitis treatment is performed by your dentist and can help you tremendously get 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.

Periodontal disease treatment

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

Gum Disease Treatment: scaling and root planning, also known as deep cleaning, is the first step that our doctors will take to treat your periodontal condition.

During this non-surgical procedure, one of our doctors will access the area beneath the gum line and remove the underlying plaque and bacteria using a laser.

Using this tool instead of traditional metal tools fosters more comfortable treatment and a shorter recovery time.

Once the area is completely free of bacteria, your doctor will begin planning the roots or smoothing their surfaces, to prevent bacteria from accumulating in the future.

If you are exhibiting signs of gum disease, we encourage you to visit our office as soon as possible to receive gum disease treatment before the onset of more serious symptoms.

Advanced In-Office Surgical Treatment

When necessary, Dr. Loiseau can perform advanced surgical procedures in our office.

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

What can I do to prevent gum disease?

A healthy diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables is essential to preventing gum disease. I recommend brushing twice a day, flossing regularly, and seeing your dentist every six months.

Can you prevent gum disease by flossing only once a day?

No, flossing twice a day will remove more plaque than flossing once a day.

Is there any benefit to using a laser to treat gum disease?

 Yes! Laser gum therapy can kill bacteria, and in doing so, may prevent the need for surgery. There are also no side effects. I strongly recommend it as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for gum disease.

What causes gum disease?

If plaque remains on the teeth for extended periods of time, the gums become irritated, which creates inflammation and ultimately leads to gum disease.

What can I do if I have gum disease?

The best option is to avoid flossing because it can lead to further damage to the gums and bone around the teeth. If you must floss, use only one-half of the string. You should also see your dentist, who can give you an oral hygiene routine.

OUR DENTISTS

We have a team of highly-trained, licensed, experienced and caring dentists. 

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Monday:       9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Tuesday:       9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thursday:     9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Friday:           9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Saturday: By Appointment

Holidays: Closed

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If you are exhibiting signs of gum disease, we encourage you to visit our office as soon as possible to receive treatment before the onset of more serious symptoms.

We know that dental problems such as gingivitis or gum disease can be very painful and if you have these problems it’s a good idea to see your dentist right away. We provide dental health solutions for the whole family.

Contact us today for a free consultation.

Schedule your consultation today by calling us at (972) 238-7233 or contacting us online.

PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

I booked a dental checkup at your dental office and was completely satisfied. The process was quick and easy, the environment was great and all the dentists and staffs were friendly and caring. Highly-recommended!

Natasha C.

The dental office is easy to reach out and I was impressed right from the initial consultation. The dentists were experienced, friendly and caring and they take care of my oral health with the best attention. Thank you so much!

Katherine M.

The dental office is easy to reach out and I was impressed right from the initial consultation. The dentists were experienced, friendly and caring and they take care of my oral health with the best attention. Thank you so much!

Katherine M.

The dental office is easy to reach out and I was impressed right from the initial consultation. The dentists were experienced, friendly and caring and they take care of my oral health with the best attention. Thank you so much!

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Thank you for your interest in our dental office. If you have any question regarding your oral health, we encourage you to schedule an appointment or phone consultation with one of our dentist or visit our office. We are pleased to offer all types of dental services for all your needs.

OUR MAIN OFFICE

445 Walnut St #101, Richardson, TX 75081

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(972) 238-7233

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