Gum DIsease Therapy


Gum Disease Therapy At Cottonwood Dental In Irving, Texas

Gum disease is an infection of the supporting tissues of the teeth, including the gums, gingiva, alveolar bone, cementum, and periodontal ligament. It typically progresses in the following stages:

Gingivitis is a gum disease caused by plaque and tartar buildup on teeth, leading to inflamed, tender, and bleeding gums.

As gum disease progresses, plaque and tartar build up leading to gum recession. This can lead to the formation of bacteria-filled pockets between gums and teeth and even bone loss.


Teeth Cleaning
Dental Checkups
Root Canal Therapy
Crowns and Bridges
Gum Disease Therapy
Full/Partial Dentures
Tooth Extractions

Symptoms Of Gum Disease

It is important to know the symptoms of gum disease so that you can keep an eye out and identify any problem areas. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Sensitive teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Gums that pull away from your teeth
  • Loss of your teeth
  • Bleeding gums
  • Tender, swollen, and red gums
  • Bad breath that doesn’t go away

The Causes Of Gum Disease

Gum disease is caused by inflammation that occurs due to the buildup of plaque or tartar beyond your gum line. Plaque is a thin layer that forms on your teeth after you eat or drink. Over time, this layer hardens and turns into tartar if it is not removed by regularly brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings.

Gum Disease Treatment

Periodontal treatment methods vary depending on the type and severity of the disease. Your dentist will evaluate the health of your gums and suggest the best course of treatment for your specific case.

Preventive Gum Therapy:

To maintain gum health, regular hygiene cleanings and checkups are crucial. Good oral hygiene practices and a balanced diet can help reduce the risk of gum disease.

Non-Surgical Gum Therapy:

When a patient has mild gum disease, a dental hygienist can perform a deep cleaning to potentially reverse the condition. The hygienist will remove any plaque and tartar present around and beneath the gum line and then smooth out any rough areas through scaling and root planing. At our practice, we also offer conservative therapies like laser gum therapy and antibiotic application, which can be highly effective treatments to avoid surgery.

Surgical Gum Therapy:

For patients with advanced gum disease, surgical treatment like pocket reduction, gum grafting, or regenerative procedures may be suggested.

Schedule An Appointment At Cottonwood Dental

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