West Frisco Periodontal Treatments
Did you know that gum disease (periodontal disease) is the #1 cause of tooth loss in adults? Our dentist in Frisco offers therapeutic and non-surgical therapies to assist in eliminating and reversing such infections, so that you can keep your teeth healthy for life. Dr. Natalia Ovcharenko is a Board Certified Periodontist who has an additional three years of formal training in managing patients with these conditions!
Symptoms of Periodontitis
If you suspect that you may have gum disease, here are some of the warning signs:
- Gums that bleed when you floss or brush
- Bad breath (halitosis)
- “Long” teeth and receding gumlines
- Problems with food packing under the gums
- Tooth mobility
- Visibly heavy tartar buildup
Our dentist in Frisco uses digital x-rays and a special tool to measure the levels of soft tissue and bone attachment around each tooth. If disease is present, these supporting structures will pull away from the tooth, causing deep “pockets” to develop under the gums.
Being that flossing and brushing can only clean so far under the gingival tissues, a series of deep cleanings helps to remove infectious bacteria, tartar, and get our West Frisco gum disease patients back on the right track.
We offer traditional periodontal surgical services as a treatment option, in addition to laser treatments for gum disease (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, or LANAP). LANAP is a minimally-invasive, soft tissue laser technology that is a safe alternative to traditional surgery in many cases.
Risk Factors You Should Know About
It’s not just your smile that’s at risk if you have periodontitis. People who have gum disease are also at risk for higher chances of stroke, diabetes, heart disease, and even complications associated with fertility in both men and women.
Eliminating your oral infection boosts your dental health as well as your body’s immunity. Don’t put it off until it’s out of control. For gum disease treatments in Frisco, call us today. Sedation options are available to help you relax!
Periodontal disease doesn’t hurt, so there is going to be no pain associated with it. That’s why it makes it so hard to catch in early stages. Patients don’t realize that there is something wrong with their gums. But just like any other chronic disease, the earlier we catch it, the easier it is to treat it.