Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy
Gum disease. These two words can mean very serious trouble for your smile. When your gums are unhealthy, it can lead to extensive damage and, eventually, tooth loss. Your gums work together with your jaw bone to hold teeth in place, and as they erode, it can leave your teeth feeling loose. Gum disease also contributes to bone loss as it advances, and the infection can spread to other parts of the body, influencing heart health and contributing to diabetes and other health problems. For Weatherford, TX and surrounding communities, Dr. Romack and Dr. Mulkey provide non-surgical periodontal therapy to help patients with gum disease rediscover health and protect their teeth and gums.
Gum disease isn't just one of the most common oral health problems -- it's one of the most common diseases in general! Many people have gum disease and don't realize it, either because they don't know the symptoms or they don't have any. The first line of defense is regular checkups and cleanings, which give us the chance to prevent and diagnose your gum disease for early intervention and treatment if necessary. And this treatment will generally involve non-surgical periodontal therapy. The process involves scaling and root planing, by which we detoxify below the gum line and smooth out the tooth roots to make it easier to remove disease-causing agents in the future.
To explore your options for better gum health, contact our office and make an appointment! And if you notice bleeding gums, don't ignore this common telltale sign of gum disease! Come and see the team at Cosmetic and Family Dentistry of Weatherford, Texas, where we happily serve families from Aledo, Brock, Millsap, Mineral Wells, and Springtown, Texas, too.