Treatment from Our Periodontist in Katy, TX
If never detected, or left untreated, gingivitis will progress into more advanced periodontitis, becoming irreversible. As gum disease advances, the gums begin to detach from teeth, leaving pockets. At Dr. Teeth Dental Care, our periodontist in Katy, TX will use scaling and root planing to treat your gum disease and manage the symptoms. This will help remove any plaque, bacteria, and toxins that are present on the teeth, below the gum line or in the gum pockets.
If your gum disease is severe enough, your periodontist in Katy, TX may recommend periodontal surgery to get the infection under control.
Gum Disease Maintenance
Unfortunately, periodontal gum disease is not reversible or curable and requires routine periodontal maintenance. With proper care, however, gum disease can be managed and stopped from progressing. Professional periodontal treatment can help keep your mouth clean of infection and prevent bacteria from growing.