Periodontal Disease Management in Arlington
Healthy gum tissue supports and protects your teeth and is important to your overall oral health. Poor oral health care or injury can lead to infection, commonly referred to as gum disease or periodontal disease. This condition is the leading cause of tooth loss, yet the disease itself is preventable, and many of its effects are treatable. Periodontal disease management can prevent the progression of gum disease and prevent the progression of more serious dental problems.
David P. Cote, DDS, provides the services necessary to maintain healthy teeth and gums. The Dental Office at River House is a prevention-focused dental practice. However, we also provide many services to treat periodontal disease and repair any resulting damage.
Early Interceptive Periodontal Disease Treatment
With our advanced diagnostic methods, we can detect the earliest signs of gum disease and intercept its development. There are early indicators of periodontal disease, including tender gums, bleeding while brushing or flossing, and lose teeth. Dr. Cote and his team provide comprehensive exams to identify problem areas where plaque and tartar can build up and lead to decay and infection. Using our proven diagnostic techniques, we can quickly discover areas that need immediate attention and provide treatment to restore your oral health.
Healing Gingivitis & Periodontitis with Dr. David Cote
Periodontal disease often occurs due to a combination of lifestyle and genetic factors. To heal unhealthy gums, we perform an intensive deep cleaning procedure called a scaling and root planing. First, we remove the stubborn plaque and tartar that is the source of inflammation and infection below the gum line. Next, we help loose gum tissue to re-attach to the tooth with a root planing. This step smooths the root and promotes healing.
Scaling and root planing can sometimes be completed in one appointment but can require two. For serious cases of gum disease, we refer patients to our trusted local periodontist. It is imperative that these patients receive expert treatment as soon as possible to prevent tooth loss.
The Dental Office at River House: Visit Us for Healthy Gums
Dr. Cote and his team appreciate the opportunity to help patients reach their optimal oral health. Healthy gums are foundational to oral health and preserve your naturally beautiful smile. If you notice symptoms of gum disease in yourself or a loved one, call and schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience. We look forward to working with you!
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