Longview, TX dentist offers solutions for gum disease
At the practice of Dr. Clint Bruyere, patients can work with a dentist who has years of experience providing patients with the best possible care for their smiles. When problems such as periodontal disease occur, patients need to work with a dentist who can provide effective treatment for gum disease. Longview, TX area patients can work with our team to learn more about solutions available for addressing the infection associated with this condition.
Understanding periodontal disease
Conditions such as periodontal disease are often common in patients who struggle to maintain their oral health between dental visits. The condition is essentially an infection that begins in the soft tissues. That is how it received the name “gum disease.” The infection develops from bacteria that settle in-between the gum tissue and the natural teeth. Pockets open up where bacteria thrive, causing the infection to worsen. Once periodontal disease has developed, it cannot be cured, only controlled, which is why prevention is vital to ensuring a healthy smile. Periodontal disease is often addressed with:
- More routine visits and examinations
- Scaling and root planing procedure
- Thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums
When Dr. Clint Bruyere diagnoses periodontal disease, the next step for patients is to discuss treatment. Treatment varies depending on the stage the condition has reached. In the earlier stage, known as gingivitis, many patients will benefit from a thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums. More advanced stages might require scaling and root planing. Regardless of the treatment method, many patients will also take oral antibiotics that can help in controlling the infection from the inside out.
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Discuss treatment for gum disease with our dentist
Longview, TX patients considering periodontal treatment for gum disease are strongly encouraged to visit Dr. Clint Bruyere’s practice. Call (903) 708-6116 to request an appointment with our team and get started taking charge of your oral health and wellness. We are here to help and strongly encourage you to ask questions about treatments that can be performed to address problems including decay and infection. The office is located at 444 Forest Square, Suite G, and accepts new patients.