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Gum disease in McKinney, Texas, is a common degenerative condition that often manifests itself in bleeding and inflamed gums. If untreated, gum disease can result in the loss of bone tissue and permanent teeth. Depending on the specificity and severity of your condition, our team at Stone Lodge Dental may suggest one or more of the following treatments:

– Improved oral hygiene: Gum disease develops when a buildup of plaque leads to infection beneath the gums. Thoroughly cleaning your teeth at least twice a day can reverse the effects of early gum disease. Regular professional dental cleanings are also highly recommended.

– Antibiotic treatment: Because gum disease is a bacterial infection, antibiotics can fight the spread of bacteria to other areas of your mouth.

– Scaling and root planing: Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning treatment that removes the bacteria from under the gums and then smooth the tooth roots to prevent bacteria from reattaching.

– Gum surgery: The advanced stage of gum disease, known at periodontitis, may cause serious issues like bone loss. When this happens, Dr. Ernesto Prida may need to perform a surgical procedure such as a bone graft to restore your mouth.

For more information about gum disease treatment, or to schedule an appointment, please call Stone Lodge Dental at 214-613-1500.