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GUM DISEASE + PERIODONTAL TREATMENT

Schach the hygienist was thorough, funny, and made me feel totally comfortable. Leo at the front desk was so knowledgeable about the office, procedures and billing. He made me feel like I’m an established patient and it was my first time. Dr Allen was also very personable and had amazing bedside manner. This was the best dental experience I’ve had to date. Not the mention the facility itself is gorgeous!
- Jayci Self
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PERIODONTAL TREATMENT IN MELISSA, TX

Gum disease is also known as periodontal disease, and is an infection of the gums surrounding your teeth. Gum disease is one of the top reasons for tooth loss in adults, and because it is virtually pain free, many patients do not know they have the disease. During each regular checkup, your dentist will check for signs of periodontal disease by measuring the space between your teeth and gums.

PERIODONTAL TREATMENT IN MELISSA, TX

What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum disease is caused by a buildup of plaque (a sticky form of bacteria that forms on the teeth). If the plaque is not removed (by flossing, brushing, and regular dental checkups), it will continue to build up and create toxins that can damage the gums. Periodontal disease forms just below the gum line and creates small pockets that separate the gums from the teeth. Periodontal disease has two stages: gingivitis and periodontitis.

Certain factors can increase a patient’s risk of developing periodontal disease, including:

PERIODONTAL TREATMENT IN MELISSA, TX
PERIODONTAL TREATMENT IN MELISSA, TX

While it is possible to have periodontal disease and not know it, some symptoms can include:

Treating Gum Disease

Treatments for gum disease can vary depending on the severity of each individual case. Typical treatments include:

Preventing Gum Disease

Regular dental checkups and periodontal examinations are important for maintaining your health and the health of your smile. You don’t have to lose teeth to periodontal disease, and by practicing good oral hygiene at home, you can significantly reduce your chances of ever getting gum disease. Remember to brush regularly, clean between your teeth, eat a balanced diet, and schedule regular dental visits to help keep your smile healthy.
My wife and I are very pleased with the excellent care we received at Melissa Dental. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Dr. Allen uses the latest technology and explained everything to our satisfaction. Melissa Dental is also less expensive than the Dentists we had in McKinney and Bonham. If you need a dentist we highly recommend Dr. Allen.
Gerald Mead

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