Periodontal Care, New Braunfels TX
New Braunfels dentists Dr. Marshall Warren and Dr. Lilian Carter at Great Oaks Dentistry provide exceptional periodontal care for our local community. Our highly skilled and compassionate team is dedicated to providing you with the best solutions to maintain your oral health and treat gum disease. We understand the importance of a healthy smile and utilize the latest technology and techniques to ensure you receive the highest level of care. Choosing us for your periodontal needs means choosing a trusted partner in preserving the beauty and function of your smile for years to come. Contact our dental office today to schedule an appointment for an exam, x-rays, and treatment plan for periodontal care.
What is Periodontal / Gum Care?
Periodontal care, also known as gum care, focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum diseases which can lead to tooth loss and other serious health complications. Gum diseases, mainly gingivitis and periodontitis, are caused by harmful bacteria that accumulate as plaque and tartar on your teeth, resulting in inflammation, infection, and damage to the surrounding gum tissues and bone. Our team of skilled dental professionals is dedicated to providing comprehensive periodontal care, including regular cleanings, deep scaling, root planing, and periodontal maintenance, to ensure that your gums remain healthy and strong, ultimately preserving your overall oral health and your beautiful smile.
What Causes Periodontal Disease
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a condition that affects the gums and can lead to tooth loss if not treated promptly. It develops as a result of a buildup of bacteria in the form of plaque and tartar. Plaque is a sticky substance that forms on the teeth due to sugars and starches left behind after eating. If it is not removed by brushing and flossing, plaque hardens into tartar, which cannot be removed by brushing alone. Bacteria then thrive in the pockets between the teeth and gums, causing inflammation and bleeding. This early stage is known as gingivitis. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to more severe stages such as periodontitis. To prevent gum disease from forming, it is recommended to brush twice a day, floss daily, and see a dental professional regularly for cleanings and checkups.
Preventing Periodontal Disease
Preventing gum disease is crucial in maintaining optimal oral health. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, occurs when the gum tissue becomes infected and inflamed due to the buildup of plaque and bacteria on the teeth. To prevent this painful and oftentimes costly health problem, it is recommended to brush and floss twice a day. Proper brushing technique involves using a soft-bristle toothbrush and gentle circular motions to clean all tooth surfaces, as well as the gums and tongue. Flossing helps to remove any trapped food particles and plaque between teeth that brushing alone cannot reach. To ensure optimal oral health, it is also recommended to use mouthwash daily. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings can also help prevent gum disease as well as detect and address any oral health problems that may develop. By taking proactive measures to maintain good oral hygiene, one can prevent the onset of gum disease and other oral health problems.
Schedule your Appointment Today
At Great Oaks Dentistry in New Braunfels, TX, we understand the importance of maintaining optimal oral health and strive to provide the highest quality periodontal care and gum disease treatment for our patients. Dr. Warren and Dr. Carter are dedicated to helping you prevent, diagnose, and treat gum disease, ensuring your teeth and gums remain strong and healthy. Schedule an appointment with our skilled team today to receive personalized care and expert guidance on maintaining excellent periodontal health. Let us help you keep your smile beautiful and disease-free for years to come.