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Periodontal Therapy in Frisco, TX

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease (also commonly referred to as gum disease) is a chronic bacterial infection that targets both the gum tissue and the bone that surrounds your teeth. Over time, the infection causes inflammation and swelling in the gum tissue, resulting in symptoms like oral bleeding and excessive tenderness. What’s worse is that untreated cases can result in the infection destroying your vital bone tissue and causing tooth loss.

It’s simple – practice excellent oral hygiene at home and attend routine cleanings with a trusted dental team. If you currently have periodontal disease, our Frisco staff can help control it with regular periodontal maintenance appointments every three to four months, stopping inflammation in its tracks and protecting healthy bone and soft tissue structure from continual damage.

How Do You Treat Periodontal Disease?

The most prevalent treatment method for periodontal disease is scaling and root planing. While a typical dental cleaning from your general dentist targets the areas of your smile that are visible to the naked eye, scaling and root planing is a much more in-depth procedure. Our team will eliminate plaque and tartar gathered beneath the gum line, and we’ll smooth the rough tooth root surfaces as well to promote gradual healing, which are prime targets for gathering bacteria. In most cases, Dr. Carnow provides antibiotic therapy as a supplement to scaling and root planing that helps eliminate any bacteria that were left behind during the initial procedure.

Our recommendation of alternative treatment options (including surgery) will depend on the severity of your current condition. They may include:

  • Pocket Depth Reduction
  • Gum Grafting
  • Bone Grafting

What’s the Best Way To Prevent Periodontal Disease?

It’s simple – practice excellent oral hygiene at home and attend routine cleanings with a trusted dental team. If you currently have periodontal disease, our Frisco staff can help control it with regular periodontal maintenance appointments every three to four months, stopping inflammation in its tracks and protecting healthy bone and soft tissue structure from continual damage.