Antoine Dental Center in Houston can help with your periodontal treatment. We offer periodontal treatment for patients suffering from gingivitis or gum disease. If you suffer from red, inflamed, uncomfortable gums, it’s a sign that you have periodontal disease.

About gum disease

Gum disease is an extremely common condition–over 64,000,000 Americans currently suffer from it! Although it is common, it is actually easily preventable through proper dental care and routine professional dental treatments. More often than not, gum disease is caused by poor oral hygiene and can become severe, eventually leading to tooth loss.

Gum disease deep cleaning treatment

Scaling and root planing requires using specialized instruments to reach the depths of periodontal pockets and scrape away the accumulated plaque. While scraping tools are commonly used during the cleaning step of routine check-ups, those applications normally do not involve addressing the areas under the gums as deep cleaning does. With the periodontal pockets cleared of plaque and bacteria, the teeth and gums can more easily be maintained with routine practices so that full gum health can return.

Benefits of scaling & root planing

At Antoine Dental Center in Houston, the deep cleaning treatment involves clearing plaque and bacteria out of the periodontal pockets, which develop along the teeth as gum disease worsens. At this stage, simple brushing and flossing are not able to clear the food and bacteria collected at the gum line, which makes scaling and root planing essential for recovery. Either a manual scaling tool or an ultrasonic scaler is used for scaling and root planing. A manual scaling tool requires scraping along all areas of the tooth enamel to remove the plaque there, but an ultrasonic scaler clears the plaque away through tiny, high-frequency vibrations. The two methods can also be combined to remove the largest amount of plaque possible. 


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It can be easy to lose sight of a few important things. One thing which often gets overlooked is the importance of your oral health. At Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we’re proud to offer the convenience of same-day dental cleanings and exams and quality procedures for everything from braces to dental implants. Schedule an appointment and see why our patients love us.

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What is periodontal disease and what can I do about it?

Periodontal disease is a significant infection of your gums and the underlying supportive bone structure. Periodontal disease must be treated as soon as possible because it can cause jaw bone and tooth loss. If it is not treated, it can increase your risk of various conditions, including stroke, heart disease, respiratory disease and even prostate cancer.

Symptoms of periodontal disease include:

  • Red, swollen gums
  • Shifting teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • High tooth sensitivity
  • Painful chewing
  • Bleeding gums
  • Gums that are tender to the touch

Periodontal disease needs to be treated professionally; these treatments vary depending on how advanced the periodontal disease has gone. 

How can I make my gums healthy again?

The best way to get healthy gums once again is to see our gum specialist for treatment. Here are a few tips for you to keep your gums healthy:

  • Floss at least twice a day
  • Visit us twice a year for a dental cleaning
  • Brush twice a day
  • Quit smoking
  • Avoid drinks with a high sugar content
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Want to get your periodontal gum disease under control! Contact our Houston dental clinic today! Contact us at 713-955-0263 and we’d be happy to schedule an appointment to begin your periodontal treatment.

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