Periodontal Care Waco, TX
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, occurs when the gums become affected by bacteria. When this happens, you need periodontal care to maintain strong, healthy teeth and gums. Your gums keep your smile looking great, protect your tooth roots against bacteria, and prevent sensitivity.
In the earliest stages, infection (gingivitis) remains limited to the gums but may still lead to tooth loss. If not dealt with promptly, the problem can spread to other tissues. Advanced periodontitis gets more complicated to address.
Lake Shore Dental offers advanced periodontal care for patients in the community of Waco, TX, to help you maintain good oral and overall health. Contact us to get a more accurate diagnosis of your dental problem.
How Deep Cleaning Treats Periodontal Disease
In the early stages, our dentists can reverse periodontal disease with professional deep cleaning treatments. During deep cleaning (scaling and root planing), Dr. Waggener or Dr. Kucera uses special techniques to get rid of bacteria, plaque, and tartar below the gum line and down to the root pocket.
Both scaling and root planing eliminate bacteria to prevent infection and tooth loss. Patients with advanced care needs may need surgical treatments such as:
- Soft tissue grafts
- Crown lengthening to expose more of the enamel
- Pocket reduction surgery to reduce the space between the tooth and gum
- Dental implants
- Bone graft surgery to prepare for dental implants
- Ridge augmentation to restore the jawbone’s natural contour
Contact our dental team at Lake Shore Dental for a more accurate diagnosis and possible options to solve your specific dental health problem. We offer various services, including periodontal care, in Waco, TX.
Antibiotics for Periodontitis Treatment
Dr. Waggener and Dr. Kucera may use antibiotic treatments in combination with deep cleaning, surgery, or as a stand-alone treatment to help reduce bacteria before and/or after many common periodontal care procedures.
Contact our Lake Shore Dental office in Waco, TX, to learn more about periodontal care and request an appointment.
Benefits of Periodontal Care in Waco, TX
Periodontal therapy restores your oral health and maintains your smile. Some of the key benefits of periodontal care include:
A beautiful smile: Both gums and teeth play a crucial role in making your smile great. Periodontal care ensures you have clean, healthy-looking gums that align with your teeth and compliment your smile.
Fresh breath: Bad breath often points to gum disease. Often due to a lack of good oral hygiene. Periodontal therapy removes plaque and tartar buildup that causes bad breath, leaving you with fresh breath.
Overall wellness: The oral cavity tells a lot about your overall health, and periodontal examinations allow our dentists to do thorough oral examinations. That means our doctors can pick up on potential health issues quickly.
Addressing periodontal disease immediately affects your overall health. Increasing studies indicate an association between periodontal disease and other chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s.
Periodontal treatment helps manage the disease and supports the management of many other chronic inflammatory conditions.
If you suspect you may have periodontal disease, don’t wait any longer. Contact our Lake Shore Dental office to schedule an appointment for periodontal care in Waco, TX.