Periodontal Treatment Richardson
As much as 80 percent of the population has some form of gum disease. Left untreated, this bacterial infection can spread throughout the gums and lead to gum recession, tooth loss, and jawbone deterioration. Gum disease also increases risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes complications, and other health problems. While several factors, like smoking, stress, some medications, and poor oral hygiene, can increase the risk of gum disease, the condition can affect even those who practice good oral health care. At your checkups, Dr. Haney will look for signs of gum disease with Florida Probe Digital Technology. This extremely accurate periodontal detection technology gently probes the gums and digitally sends the results to your chairside monitor for viewing.
Early-stage gum disease can be treated with careful flossing and brushing at home. Certain mouth rinses also help. We offer scaling and root planing to remove tartar from below the gum line and to smooth rough areas on teeth roots where plaque often builds up. Our hygiene team will help you determine an action plan to reverse the effects of gum disease and return your optimal oral health. Severe cases of gum disease may require a specialist’s care, in which case Dr. Haney will refer you to a respected periodontist.
If you notice redness, swelling, bleeding, or tenderness in your gums, call to schedule a gum disease assessment with Dr. Haney. Our comfortable Richardson dental office serves patients from Plano, Dallas, Garland, Allen, Carrollton, and beyond. Learn more about periodontal therapies in our patient library.