Dentist in the Longview, TX and Hallsville, Texas area describes gum disease
Gum disease is an infection that and can wreak havoc on oral health and wellness. It is important that patients take great care in keeping their smiles healthy with brushing and flossing. The diagnosis and treatment of gum disease can be handled for Longview, TX and Hallsville, Texas area patients by a quality dentist, Dr. Clint Bruyere.
What is gum disease?
This infection affects the soft tissues of the mouth. It is caused by bacteria that may develop due to poor oral hygiene habits. Dr. Clint Bruyere and his team of professionals can assess the smile with a physical evaluation to determine if gum disease is present. A proper diagnosis is needed to determine the best treatment option.
An evaluation is necessary to determine the stage gum disease has reached and which treatment is best. The earlier stages of gum disease can be easily treated with a thorough teeth cleaning and improved oral hygiene, while the later stages require procedures such as scaling and root planing. Some patients may also benefit from the application of antibiotics directly on the gum tissues or through oral medication. Periodontal disease cannot be cured, only maintained.
Schedule your next visit today
Dr. Clint Bruyere and the team at his practice are dedicated to helping patients in Longview, TX, and the surrounding communities, including Hallsville, with the services they need to keep their smiles healthy. By working with him and his staff, patients can address issues such as gum disease in a discreet, appropriate manner. Patients should not be embarrassed about their oral condition, and should always take the time to speak with a dedicated professional who can help without judgment. Contact our staff today at 903-708-6116 to make an appointment, or personally visit our office at 444 Forest Square Suite G.