Comprehensive Periodontal Therapy for Healthy Gums

Periodontal therapy is crucial in treating gum disease and maintaining the health of your gums and teeth. At H-Town Star Family Dentistry, we offer a range of periodontal treatments to address various stages of gum disease.

Periodontal Therapy

What Is Periodontal Disease and What Causes It?

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection of the gums that can progress to affect the bone that supports your teeth. It's typically caused by poor oral hygiene leading to plaque buildup. Risk factors include smoking, diabetes, certain medications, and genetic predisposition.

What Does Periodontal Therapy Involve?

Periodontal therapy can vary based on the severity of the disease. Treatments may include:

  • Deep cleaning (scaling and root planing) to remove plaque and tartar from below the gum line.
  • Medications or mouth rinses prescribed to control infection.
  • In more advanced cases, surgical procedures may be necessary to restore supportive tissues.

How Can I Prevent Periodontal Disease?

Prevention is key in managing periodontal disease. This includes:

  • Regular dental check-ups and cleanings.
  • Good oral hygiene practices like brushing twice a day and flossing.
  • Quitting smoking and managing health conditions that may contribute to gum disease.

Protect Your Gums and Teeth with Our Periodontal Services

Take a proactive step in protecting your oral health. Schedule an appointment for periodontal therapy at H-Town Star Family Dentistry and keep your gums and teeth in optimal condition. Contact us!