Discussing Gum Disease With A Specialist

At a regular dental checkup, your dentist can look out for, and address, a number of concerning oral health issues. It is often possible to manage problems with poor periodontal health during a routine visit. However, it is also possible for an infection to become serious enough to require interactions with a specialist. While other practices can ask a patient to visit a periodontal specialist at a different office, our Bellaire, TX dental practice can seamlessly introduce you to someone who is ready to take on more serious gum disease concerns at our practice. This is because our team includes different specialists, including someone who can address more advanced periodontal concerns.

How Worried Should You Be About Gum Disease?

Gum disease is not a problem to take lightly. The first stage of an infection, gingivitis, is treatable during a preventive exam. Unfortunately, when an infection worsens and periodontal pockets deepen, it can become more difficult to manage the problem. To answer this concern, we can recommend that you see Dr. Younus, who specializes in both periodontics and orthodontics. By meeting with her, you can learn how your condition can be controlled, and how we can help you avoid complications.

Discussing Advanced Gum Disease With A Specialist

While scaling and root planing can remove the bacteria that are responsible for gingivitis, you may need more than just this cleaning to tend to your current issues. We can talk to you about different periodontal services that can help. In addition to helping with your condition, treatment options like gum recontouring and gum grafting offer real benefits for your smile. Without the right support, your infection can lead to general health issues, and it can also raise your risk for tooth loss!

Stay Informed About Your Health With Consistent Dental Exams

The more consistent you are about preventive dental services, the less likely you are to face the kinds of complications that require specialized treatment. Your regular dental checkups offer an important line of defense against advanced gum disease and other threats. We can provide valuable routine services that keep your smile free of tartar buildup, gum disease, and tooth decay. We can also provide answers to questions about cosmetic treatment, issues with poor jaw movement and pain, and other matters.

Talk To Your Bellaire, TX Dentist About Gum Disease Treatment

With the right periodontal services, a potentially serious infection can be effectively managed so that you are not at risk for complications that lead to tooth loss and other issues. Because our team includes a specialist in treating unhealthy gums, we can make sure you have the right support without sending you to a different office to arrange your care. If you would like to learn more about how we can take care of you, please reach out to Contemporary Dental And Orthodontics at 713-668-9119.