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Periodontal (Gum) Care
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 near Katy, 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?
Signs of Periodontal Disease
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!
Gum Disease FAQs
How can I maintain periodontal disease care at home?
How many times per year should I visit the dentist for periodontal care?
The general recommendation is that patients visit the dentist twice per year for dental cleanings and exams. For patients with periodontal disease, we may recommend scheduling three or four appointments with us throughout the year for extra cleanings as part of your treatment plan. When you attend your first appointment with our team, we can offer specific advice and make recommendations for how often you should be scheduling appointments. If you have any questions or concerns about the number of periodontal treatments that you will need, our team will be happy to help you.