Gum Disease Treatment – Whitney, TX
Gently Caring for Sensitive & Bleeding Gums
Your teeth depend on support from your gums and underlying jawbone in order to stay healthy. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a bacterial infection in these areas, known as periodontal (gum) disease. Although symptoms are minor in the early stages (sensitivity, redness, swelling, bleeding), gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss in the U.S. At Lake Whitney Dental, our team can directly tackle gum disease with gentle, personalized treatments.
Why Choose Lake Whitney Dental for Gum Disease Treatment?
- Full Gum Examination at Every Appointment
- Fast, Painless Procedure with Soft Tissue Laser
- Designed to Reduce the Risk of Future Infection
Scaling & Root Planing
The most common way we eliminate gum disease is with a two-part treatment called scaling and root planing. Scaling entails removing all of the accumulated plaque and tartar from beneath the gumline. Then, with root planing, we smooth out the roots of the teeth to make it harder for plaque to attach to them in the future. Also called a dental deep cleaning, scaling and root planing is a procedure designed to terminate a current infection and prevent others from developing later on.
Laser Periodontal Therapy
Dr. Oakey has undergone special training in treating periodontal disease with dental lasers. He can shine a highly concentrated beam of light onto your gums to remove dangerous bacteria without the need for a scalpel or sutures. Since the device emits almost no heat or sound, the vast majority of patients report barely feeling anything during their procedure. It also minimizes bleeding, leading to a faster recovery.