Determining the Condition of Your Gum Health
In the United States alone, almost half of the adult population suffers from some type of gum disease. Warning signs include red, swollen and tender gums that bleed easily, persistent bad breath or bad taste in your mouth as well as loose or separating permanent teeth. If you suspect that you have some form of gum disease, let the Houston dentists at Dentiq Dentistry know immediately. Our experienced team can determine if your gum disease is still in its early stage of gingivitis or if you are already suffering from periodontitis which can result to tooth loss and other dangerous diseases.
Below are some forms of periodontitis:
- Chronic periodontitis– The most common form of periodontitis that often leads loss of tissue and bone that support the teeth. This is usually the cause of loose and moving teeth.
- Aggressive periodontitis– This is a highly destructive form of periodontal disease characterized by rapid bone and tissue loss in some areas of the mouth or even the entire mouth.
Other forms of periodontitis are often manifestations of systemic conditions such as heart disease, respiratory disease, and diabetes. Whether you are suffering from severe periodontitis or other forms of gum disease, our Houston dentistry has the most talented dental professionals in the industry as well as the advanced technology to help you.
Enhance Gum Contours with Gingivectomy
You may be feeling self-conscious because of your gummy smile. More than the appearance or your gums, however, excessive gum tissue can also trap harmful bacteria and prevent proper oral home care techniques. Our Houston periodontics specialists can eliminate your overgrown gum line through a gingivectomy. This procedure involves reshaping your gum line, leaving you with healthier gums and a well-balanced smile.
Protect Your Roots with a Gum Graft
Whether your receding gum line is the result of your periodontitis or a number of other factors, this condition can expose the roots of your teeth and threaten their health and vitality. At our dental practice, we offer a variety of gum graft techniques to help you including connective tissue grafts, free gingival grafts, and pedicle grafts. When you come to us, we can easily determine the exact type of gum graft that is most suitable for you.
Restore Oral Damage with Guided Tissue Regeneration
When you have suffered a significant loss of bone and gum tissue due to your periodontitis, our Houston periodontics specialists can incorporate guided tissue regeneration techniques to encourage regrowth of gum and bone. This procedure involves placing specialized barrier membranes to direct regrowth of these supportive structures for improved oral health.
Need Periodontal Procedures? Call Us!
With complete periodontal care, our Houston dentistry can improve your quality of life and give you a new reason to smile.
Contact our practice for comprehensive periodontics, including procedures such as:
- Scaling and root planing
- Osseous surgery
- Periodontal maintenance
- Bone grafting
- Sinus augmentation/lift
- Ridge augmentation/ridge preservation
- Dental implants
- All-on-4® dental implants
- Teeth-in-a-Day™ procedures
- Implant supported dentures