Nonsurgical Gum Disease Treatment
We're able to treat gum disease or periodontal disease in our office without surgery in many cases. That involves using a dental laser and a really thorough cleaning with our hygiene team. The dental laser will help reduce bacteria and decontaminate the gum tissue so that they can heal properly, and we achieve really great results very painlessly and simply in our practice.
Nonsurgical Gum Disease Treatment in Houston, TX
Gum disease is caused by bacteria buildup in between your gumline and your tooth roots. Because brushing and flossing cannot reach this area, the bacteria will continue to irritate your gums, cause other oral health problems, and potentially affect your overall health until you see us for professional help.
To treat your gum disease, we use state-of-the-art dental lasers to remove the infected soft tissue quickly and comfortably. In most cases, you won’t have to return for follow-up treatments!
We can also provide traditional deep-cleaning methods, called:
- Scaling: a technique where we carefully and thoroughly remove plaque and tartar buildup from above and below your gumline
- Root planing: a method of smoothing your tooth roots so bacteria has nowhere to stick to or hide
To prevent your gum disease from coming back and reduce deep pockets around your teeth, we can also provide a take-home antibacterial treatment called Perio Protect®.
With proper oral hygiene at home and regular dental cleanings and exams from Houston Uptown Dentists, your gums will be healthy again in no time!
Gum Recession Treatments
If your gums have receded because of gum disease, we can help get your gumline back where it needs to be with the innovative pinhole technique or by using gum grafts. Not only will your smile improve, but your gums and your tooth roots will be healthier, too.
If you’d like to know more about gum disease treatment, call Houston Uptown Dentists at 832-463-1021 to schedule your appointment. You can also stop by our Houston, TX dentist office in person or use our online form to ask questions.