If you have gum disease, then we can help you restore your teeth and give you back your smile. Lovett Dental Jersey Village offers innovative periodontics. We specialize in treating inflammatory diseases that cause deterioration in the gums and other support structures of your teeth.
We don’t just ‘fix’ your teeth. Our dental specialists diagnose and treat periodontal conditions to prevent them from reoccurring. We offer extensive cosmetic and specialized dental services designed to target your problem and find the right solution. To find out more about periodontics, contact Lovett Dental Jersey Village today.
Treatment for Gum Disease
Gum disease doesn’t happen overnight. It can take years to progress. Most people do not realize they have gum disease until they visit our dentistry or start to exhibit the symptoms. Gum disease occurs when bacteria and other substances slowly start to eat away at the gumline.
While the gums are the primary victim, advanced gum disease can also affect the teeth and jawbone, causing them to deteriorate. Although regular brushing and flossing can delay the problem somewhat, the best solution is regular teeth cleanings and professional periodontics at Lovett Dental Jersey Village.
Periodontics Services at Lovett Dental Jersey Village
If you have oral inflammation or a deteriorating gumline, you may find that it is difficult to chew your food without feeling discomfort or pain. In addition, you may notice gaps between your gum and your teeth. Gum disease progressively worsens, causing more problems as the condition of your support tissue declines.
A Lovett Dental Jersey Village periodontist treats problematic gum diseases or complex problems with the gums and supporting tissue. We provide treatments such as:
- Root planing
- Dental implants
- Root canals
- Oral surgery
Our dentists are specially trained in the placement, maintenance, and repair of dental implants. We can restore your teeth to improve their look and performance.
Dental Exam: The First Step in Periodontics
We begin every dental procedure with a thorough examination of your teeth. There are several things we assess. First, your dentist checks the gums to see if you have a receding gum line, which creates gaps between the gums and teeth. Next, we check to see if you have any loose teeth and whether they fit together when you bite down.
Using a probe, a dentist also looks for periodontal pockets between the teeth and gums. We can also assess the overall condition of your teeth, gums, and jawbone with dental X-rays. Once we complete the dental exam, we can make recommendations on what type of treatment will provide the most effective, long-term solution.
Are You a Candidate for Periodontics?
Not everyone who has problems with their teeth is a candidate for periodontics. Before we determine what type of treatment you need, we look for symptoms of periodontitis such as:
- Loose teeth
- Deep periodontal pockets
- Bad breath
- Bleeding while brushing or flossing teeth
- Inflamed or red gumline
- Gum recession
You may also have oozing or pus around your gumline. If you have deep periodontal pockets, it means that you have advanced periodontitis. If you feel pain or discomfort when you chew food, notice gaps in your gum line, or notice blood when you brush your teeth, you may be a candidate for periodontics.
Schedule Periodontics Services with Lovett Dental Jersey Village Today
If you need professional treatment for periodontitis or gum disease, then contact Lovett Dental Jersey Village today. We provide comprehensive treatment for all types of dental issues. Call 281-890-5002 to schedule periodontics.