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Periodontal Therapy in Allen, TX

Gum disease chartShowing off a beautiful smile requires healthy gums and teeth. Your gums are the supportive structure that allows your teeth to be aligned and held in place. At Hill Dental Studio in Allen, TX, we take a full view of your oral health, making sure that your entire mouth is in great shape.

If you have noticed that your gums are sensitive, bleeding or inflamed, they may require special attention. Our experienced team can provide you with comfortable periodontal therapy to help improve or manage your gum-related issues. These options include scaling and root planning and laser gum therapy, performed with our state-of-the-art diode laser.

Gum disease is an oral health condition that is caused by plaque. Plaque is made up of a sticky bacteria that adheres to teeth. If not properly removed, the plaque will inflame your gums. With inflamed gums, they’ll start to pull away from teeth and form an open pocket. More plaque gathers in this pocket and cannot be removed through your regular brushing and flossing. It requires the care of an experienced dental professional.

Periodontal therapy is for those who have gum disease. The first stage of gum disease is referred to as gingivitis and is reversible. The second stage, periodontitis, can only be managed. If you have concerns about your gums, there are signs you can look for that you require help from a professional:

  • Swelling, red, bleeding or tender gums
  • Receding gums that pull away from your teeth
  • A bad taste in your mouth or chronic bad breath
  • Loosened teeth
  • Pus buildup around the teeth

Though these are some of the common symptoms, it’s important to note that you may also feel no pain at all if you have gum disease. That’s why your regular checkups with us are essential to your oral health. We can check and make sure everything in your mouth is in great shape or address any potential problems immediately, without delay.

A scaling and root planing is a procedure that involves a deep cleaning. It can address the deep pockets that forms between your teeth and the gumline. There are two parts to this process. The first involves scaling, or the removal of buildup around your gumlines. The root planing involves smoothing the roots of your teeth so that the gums can reattach where they should be. You may need more than one procedure to reverse your gum disease.

During your procedure, you’ll be comfortable under anesthetic so that you don’t feel any discomfort.

We’re pleased to provide advanced laser gum therapy with our diode laser. This laser targets the unhealthy gum tissue, penetrating deeply to resolve your issue. Studies support that the use of a laser in periodontal therapy can reduce your pain, promote your healing and detoxifies with an anti-inflammatory response. The laser gives a tremendous degree of precision in this procedure. Since it’s less invasive, your recovery times are reduced. You won’t need to be under any anesthetic during this procedure.

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Find out if you can benefit from periodontal therapy in Allen, TX. Contact our team today! We have same-day visits available.

Periodontal Therapy Allen TX | 469-617-6488