As an integral part of proper oral health, we are pleased to offer periodontal disease treatment at our practice. Dr. Souvik Sarkar and associates want patients to be aware of the risks that gum disease poses to oral health, and we are available to help you understand how you can care for your gums. If you have developed gum disease, our dentist and team offer a variety of gum disease treatments in Weatherford, Texas, to restore your oral health. If you have questions about oral hygiene habits that can improve the health of your gums, we invite you to call Main Street Dental at 817-458-9900. Our friendly team will gladly address your concerns and help you to make an appointment with our dentist.
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a degenerative condition primarily caused by bacteria found in plaque. The bacteria inflame and infect the gum tissues, and when left untreated, the gums can eventually begin to pull away from the teeth. Untreated periodontal disease can result in bone loss, tooth loss and gum tissue recession.
If your gums are swollen, red or tender, or if your gums bleed easily, you may have periodontal disease. Other common symptoms of gum disease include loose teeth, painful chewing, persistent bad breath and receding gums that make your teeth appear longer than normal. Following an exam at our office, our dentist and team will be able to determine whether you suffer from periodontal disease.
The treatment for gum disease is based upon your specific needs. Depending on the severity of the condition, our dentist may recommend additional professional dental cleanings, improved at-home oral hygiene, antibiotic treatment, scaling and root planing (deep cleanings), or gum surgery. We strive to help you restore your oral health and halt the progress of the disease. For more information on periodontal treatment, we welcome you to call or visit our office soon. We look forward to caring for your smile!