Periodontal (Gum) Care in Katy, TX
A trip to the dentist means more than inspecting your teeth. Your gums have a significant impact on your dental and overall health. At Heritage Dental, we make it our mission to care for every aspect of your smile. With a commitment to your well-being and an eye for detail, we’ll provide you with high-quality gum care.
What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease is a bacterial infection within your gum tissue. It ranges in severity and is typically caused by poor dental habits, tobacco use, or chronic illness. Gingivitis is the more mild form of gum disease and typically causes inflammation and mild bleeding around the base of your teeth. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis — a more severe form of gum disease that damages both the tissue and bone that supports your teeth. Periodontitis often leads to tooth loss and damage to your overall health.
Signs of Periodontal Disease
If you notice any of the following, please schedule an appointment with our team as soon as possible.
- Inflamed Gums
- Chronic Bad Breath
- Increased Tooth Sensitivity
- Loose Teeth
- Elongated Teeth
- Painful Chewing
Preventing Gum Disease
Maintaining an adequate at-home dental hygiene routine is essential to healthy gums. Brushing at least twice daily, flossing, and rinsing with an alcohol-free mouthwash is a good starting point. As always, attending your bi-annual cleanings at Heritage Dental is the most effective way to catch signs of gum disease.
Cost of Gum Disease Treatment
To make affordable gum care more accessible, we accept most dental insurance plans, CareCredit® patient financing, and we offer an exclusive dental savers plan for our uninsured patients. If you’re feeling uneasy about your cost of treatment, please speak with a member of our team about your financing options. We’re committed to making your care as stress-free as possible!