Periodontal disease, as opposed to typical dental disease, where you think of getting cavities on your teeth, or teeth breaking, it's really a systemic inflammatory disease. Like if your doctor says you have diabetes, it's because there's something wrong, where your body's not working correctly. Gum disease is a disease where the immune system is not reacting correctly, and it's causing the gum and bone holding the teeth in, to deteriorate. In order to treat the gum disease, we have to try to get this inflammatory burden under control. Something which has come to light, and has been in the news a lot over the last decade, is the connection between the mouth and the rest of the body. One of the most important reasons to correct the gum diseases is not just to keep your teeth, cause that is the most common reason for tooth loss, but also it affects the rest of your body. If you have other systemic inflammatory disease, diabetes, kidney disease, even cancer, heart disease, if you don't control your gum disease, it can make all those other things worse.
With the help of our professional team, Dr. Gregory Kerbel, Dr. Logan Callier, and Dr. Mark Margolin, will keep your whole mouth healthy at our Garland, TX dentist office with gum disease treatment!
Potential Signs Of Gum Disease
For a proper diagnosis of gum disease, you should see a professional like Dr. Margolin. If you are showing any of these symptoms, contact our office for a gum disease consultation:
- Gums that bleed easily while brushing and/or flossing
- Teeth that feel loose
- Tender, swollen, or red gums
- A sudden shift in the way your teeth or dentures come together
- Teeth that are very sensitive to hot or cold drinks or foods
- Persistent bad breath
- Pain while chewing
Our Treatments for Gum Disease
If we determine that you are suffering from gum disease, we can solve the problem with a number of methods, including:
- Removing the infected gum tissue using our state-of-the-art PerioLase dental laser
- Special processes called scaling and root planing that allow us to deep clean between your gumline and tooth roots
Once your gums are healthy again, we can also help them stay that way by providing custom trays from PerioProtect! Just fill the trays with the medicine we provide and wear them for the recommended time!
If there is any chance of discomfort during your gum disease treatment, we will provide anesthetic so you won’t feel a thing! We can also relieve your dental anxiety with dental sedation options!