What is the best treatment for periodontal disease for Carrollton, TX area patients?
By Dr. Adnan Saleem
When Carrollton, TX area patients have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, they often want to know what treatment can be used for bringing their smile back to health. Periodontal disease is a condition that can develop with poor oral hygiene – and it cannot be cured. Once it has begun, patients need to be extremely vigilant to take care of their smiles to keep it under control.
Symptoms of periodontal disease
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an inflammatory condition that can become increasingly more destructive over time. Throughout the course of the disease, patients may experience:
Bad breath that persists regardless of brushing and flossing
Gum tissue that becomes red, swollen, and inflamed
Blood when they brush or floss
Gum tissue pulling away from the teeth
Treatment for periodontal disease
When patients have been diagnosed with this condition, they often ask their dental professional about potential treatments. In the earlier stages of periodontal disease, called gingivitis, patients may just need to see the dentist for a thorough cleaning and improved oral hygiene practices. Later stages may require a procedure called scaling and root planing, in addition to oral or topical antibiotics to control the infection. During an evaluation, the dentist will make suggestions as to which treatment may be best.
Visit our practice today
At Hebron Smiles, patients can enjoy a variety of dental services with a quality dental professional. Patients in Carrollton, TX who believe they have periodontal disease will want to seek appropriate treatment with our team of professionals. Dr. Adnan Saleem and his staff work with patients to diagnose gum disease in the earlier stages for more successful intervention. His practice is located at 1745 East Hebron Parkway, Suite #124 and can be reached by phone to make an appointment at (972) 388-3320.