Gum disease (periodontal disease) is a particularly damaging dental condition because of its stealth. Just like a termite infestation that begins with just a few, not-so-obvious signs but can ultimately destroy your house, gum disease is the top cause of tooth loss in adults.
Yet it begins with just a little gum tenderness – or sometimes, with no clear signs at all. We look for signs of gum disease during dental exams at our Willow Park, TX dentist office. In its early stages, a good dental cleaning can take care of gum disease.
If it has advanced, however, we may recommend a gum disease treatment called scaling and root planing. It’s explained here in this video from the American Dental Association. We make it quick, easy, and practically painless because we use lasers to remove the plaque from your teeth.
Think you could have gum disease? Call Texas Grins at 817-779-7111 to schedule your dental exam.