Signs of early-stage gum disease, or gingivitis, are red, swollen, and tender gums that may bleed while brushing or flossing. If the plaque continues to accumulate, and inflammation expands down closer to the bone, pockets form. Deep gum pockets contribute to faster buildup and are difficult to clean. Once these soft, sticky deposits harden and become tartar, periodontal treatment is crucial to halt the progression of the disease and prevent future teeth and bone loss.
Periodontal treatment in Katy involves a 2-step deep cleaning process below the gum line. At Villagio Family Dental, Dr. Adriana Zaharie performs scaling and root planing to remove excessive amounts of plaque and bacteria at the root.
It may take more than one visit to complete both processes, and a local anesthetic may be needed. A follow-up visit will be scheduled to see how well your gums have healed and to measure the depth of your gum pockets. Additional treatment may be necessary if the gum pockets have gotten any deeper.
Dr. Adriana Zaharie has a gentle patient approach and excellent clinical skills that will make you and your family more comfortable than you ever thought possible.