Scaling and Root Planing
You may have started to notice some unusual oral health symptoms at home and started to wonder if they could be the early signs of periodontal disease. While this condition does receive a lot of media attention and can invoke a sense of fear in patients, we want to reassure you that Bluebonnet is diligent in battling it through early diagnosis and professional treatment.
Recognizing the Symptoms of Early Gum Disease
Although conditions can always vary by patient, the following are the most common symptoms that a patient like you may notice at home:
- Bleeding gums
- Bad breath
- Redness or swelling of the gums
- Receding gum line
- Tooth sensitivity
- Periodontal abscess
- Loose teeth
We encourage you to contact our dental office in Houston if you’ve noticed one or more of the above symptoms since their presence could also be an indication of other dental concerns.
Understanding Why Early Diagnosis is Critical to Your Health
The reason for early diagnosis is simple. Periodontal disease is linked to other health concerns such as heart disease and diabetes. These are life-altering chronic conditions that you have control of through active oral health care. In addition, if left untreated, the infection from gum disease could spread throughout your jawbone and result in the loss of one – or all – of your teeth. That’s why Bluebonnet Dental is so committed to patient education and active periodontal treatment such as scaling and root planing to help you preserve your smile.
We’ll Fully Explain the Procedure Before Treatment Begins
Because we know that every patient has different questions when it comes to their treatment plan, we will take as much time as you need ahead of any procedure – including scaling and root planing – so that you’re not only well-prepared, but have time to voice your concerns to us, as well.
Our Never-Ending Commitment
As a multi-specialty dental practice, our trained and caring staff are dedicated to improving your smile in the least invasive way while also keeping a critical eye on your insurance and budget considerations. At Bluebonnet Dental, you will never be a number or a dollar sign to us – but you will be an individual patient with individual concerns that we will always respect. From routine cleanings and exams to non-surgical periodontal treatment, the team at Bluebonnet Dental can’t wait to meet you!