Gum Disease Treatment – Houston, TX
Dental Care That Protects More Than Your Teeth
One quick look at your mouth reveals that there is much more going on in there than your teeth! Your smile is actually supported and protected by your gums and the underlying jawbone, but without consistent oral hygiene, they can actually develop an infection called gum disease. With this, bacteria literally attacks the foundation of your smile, and left alone, it can eventually cause tooth loss! At Muse Dental Studio, we take gum health very seriously, and we can help patients dealing with this problem by providing a number of treatments that are proven to restore oral health.
Why Choose Muse Dental Studio for Gum Disease Treatment?
- Gum screenings performed at every single appointment
- Special cleanings help remove infection & stop future ones
- Quick, painless, & precise laser gum therapy
Scaling & Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is kind of like a typical dental cleaning, except it is designed to help people dealing with gum disease. First, all of the built up plaque and tartar will be removed from below the gum line (scaling), and then the roots of the teeth will be reshaped and smoothed (root planing). This is intended to prevent plaque buildup in the future to lower the risk of reinfection.
There are tiny spaces located between your teeth and gums called periodontal pockets, and this is primarily where gum disease bacteria like to gather and multiply. They are also extremely hard to clean, but antibiotic therapy enables us to eliminate even the most well-hidden bacteria. We simply apply a topical antibiotic directly to the gums, and over the next week, it will dissolve and seep down to kill any leftover bacteria.
Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry
Our soft tissue laser allows us to target and eliminate gum disease bacteria without irritating the surrounding healthy gums, meaning it’s very easy for a patient to remain comfortable during a procedure. As the laser works, it sanitizes and cauterizes the area, meaning a patient will experience little to no bleeding, pain, or swelling during or afterward. Basically, with the laser, you get the best of everything: speed, precision, and comfort all in one effective treatment.