Periodontic Services

Prevent reversible gum disease from evolving into irreversible periodontal disease with teeth cleaning, anti-bacterial treatment, and other treatment options at Gentle Dental Care.

Gentle Dental Care is home to Houston’s top periodontists

Periodontal disease is an advanced bacterial infection that damages the gums, ligaments, and bones holding your teeth. Poor oral hygiene can lead to plaque build up on teeth, causing redness and tenderness for your gums. If not regularly cleaned, plaque can harden into tartar that will have to be removed by a dental professional. The first stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis, a reversible condition that can be treated with teeth cleanings and medication. Learn more about Gentle Dental Care’s periodontal treatment and schedule your appointment today for an oral exam.

Gum Disease Treatment in Houston

Periodontal (gum) disease is insidious. It is an infection of the gums that starts out as plaque, an opaque film on the teeth that hardens to form tartar.

ARESTIN® Treatments

ARESTIN® (minocycline hydrochloride) Microspheres, 1 mg is an effective antibiotic treatment for periodontal disease that comes in powder form.

Occlusal Adjustment in Houston

An occlusal adjustment corrects the alignment of the bite, that is a result of loose, shifting, crowded, or missing teeth.

Biopsy and Oral Cancer Screening

The role of a biopsy in the dental industry is to diagnose oral cancer. In these instances, a brush biopsy is used to identify oral lesions that warrant further attention.
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Why maintaining healthy gums is important

Gums play a significant role in the health and functionality of your mouth. These structures mainly support healthy tooth development and ensure your adult teeth stick around for many decades. Furthermore, gums safeguard your teeth from some particularly unpleasant health conditions, including advanced tooth decay. On their own, gums are also vulnerable to direct health hazards, such as cancer or gum disease.

Our trained and talented staff conducts a biopsy of oral lesions to determine whether more serious health concerns are present. Additionally, we offer treatment for gum disease and occlusal adjustments to ensure your bite is properly aligned and comfortably functional. Patients who suffer from regular periodontal disease can receive an ARESTIN® antibiotic treatment for a less-invasive and fast-acting solution. Regardless of your specific health concerns, you can turn to Gentle Dental Care for periodontal treatment.

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What are the signs of gum and periodontal disease?

Common symptoms of gum disease evolving into periodontal disease include:

  • Persistent bad breath
  • Red, swollen, receding, or bleeding gums
  • Deep pockets between teeth and gums, a sign of a breakdown of your gums
  • Painful chewing

The more advanced your gum disease becomes, the harder it will be to reverse the condition. That is why it is very important that you schedule an appointment at a Gentle Dental Care center as soon as you start noticing your symptoms.

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