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Gum Disease Therapy: Protecting Your Gums

Woman with healthy beautiful smilePeriodontal (gum) disease is one of the most common oral health conditions affecting adults in the US. Studies indicate that 50% of patients over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease and 75% or more adults over the age of 35 are suffering with periodontal disease. Perhaps the most unfortunate statistic about periodontal disease is that it’s almost completely preventable with proper oral hygiene in our office and at home. That’s why it’s so important to partner with a trusted dentist and dentistry team to create a plan for ongoing preventive dental care. If you’re looking for a trusted dental team to help you achieve the optimal level of oral health and prevent gum disease, contact Dental Care Today of Richardson to schedule an appointment. Dr. David Nguyen and his skilled dental team carefully screen for signs of periodontal disease during every checkup, and we offer a wide range of restorative services to renew oral health for patients who experience gum disease.

Gingivectomy

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Gum disease breaks down the supportive structures around teeth. Over time, the soft tissue becomes stretched and pulls away from tooth roots creating deep pockets where plaque and tartar buildup and are more difficult to remove. When this occurs, we may recommend gingivectomy to prevent continued buildup of plaque and tartar that can breakdown the supportive alveolar bone and damage tooth roots. We will remove and reshape the gum tissue using soft tissue lasers to ensure comfort during treatment and quick healing time following the procedure.

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