Periodontal Therapy Protecting Helotes from Gum Disease
At Alamo Springs Dental, our team takes periodontal disease. During your routine check-ups, Dr. Aiyana Anderson and Dr. Michele Moreno will be sure to keep an eye out for tell-tale signs and diagnose your condition as early as possible to minimize damage. We can also provide revitalizing treatment for patients from Helotes, Balcones Heights, Alamo Heights, Alamo Ranch, Stillwater Ranch, Castroville, Bandera, Grey Forest, Leon Valley, and beyond.
What Are the Signs of Periodontal Disease?
- Gums that feel exceptionally tender or look exceptionally swollen and red
- Oral bleeding that happens often when brushing/flossing
- A change in the way your bite fits together
- Bad breath that persists even after brushing/flossing
- A gum line that’s receding (your teeth appear longer over time)
There are also common risk factors that patients should be aware of, including:
- If you regularly smoke and/or use tobacco
- If you’re 65 or older
- If you regularly take certain medications, including oral contraceptives or anti-depressants
- If you suffer from bruxism/TMJ and regularly grind your teeth
- If you suffer from certain systemic health issues like diabetes
- If you’ve undergone treatment for cancer
Of course, it’s important to remember that in some cases, the presence of periodontal disease may be exceptionally subtle or even unnoticeable to untrained eyes in its earlier stages. That’s why regular appointments at a trusted dental office are so important for your oral health and happiness. We’d love to welcome you here in Helotes, TX!
Gum Disease Treatment Options
Once Dr. Anderson or Dr. Moreno has determined that you’re suffering from periodontal disease, our recommended treatment will depend on the severity of your condition. In mild cases, a more diligent oral homecare routine or more frequent hygiene appointments at Alamo Springs Dental could be enough to treat damage and restore your oral health. If the progression of the disease is more moderate to severe, periodontal maintenance will become necessary, including an in-depth cleaning known as root scaling and planing. If surgical care is needed, we’d be happy to recommend you to a nearby specialist.