PERIODONTAL SERVICES TO HELP PRESERVE YOUR SMILE
Periodontal disease begins as a relatively minor condition that grows increasingly worse if left untreated. The first stage, called gingivitis, describes an early infection of your gum tissues, resulting mainly from excessive oral bacteria buildup along your gum line. As it matures into periodontal disease, gingivitis causes your gums to grow red and inflamed. In time, your gums will begin to bleed, usually when you brush and floss your teeth. The progression of the disease can destroy your gums, periodontal ligaments, and supportive jawbone structure, eventually causing tooth loss as your teeth are left without adequate support.
A Healthier Smile Through Periodontal Care
Because of the complexity of your mouth’s supportive structures, a periodontal specialist is often recommended to restore good health to diseased gums and periodontal tissues. In some cases, treatment goes beyond treating the infection, and may include repairing damage to save your teeth and oral health. Depending on your specific needs, periodontal treatment can include:
At our office, we use clinical laboratory services from OralDNA Labs® to ensure we are giving our patients the best oral health information possible. OralDNA Labs® is a specialty diagnostics company providing reliable, definitive and cost effective clinical tests that guide oral health professionals in detecting the disease at an earlier, more treatable stage.
Specialized Periodontic Care and Maintenance
Prevent serious oral health complications, including tooth and jawbone loss, with specialized periodontic cleaning, care, and maintenance. To schedule an appointment, email DrEverett@highplainsperio.com, or call our office in Lubbock, TX at 806-686-1262. We offer a free consultation (typically valued at $400) that includes any radiographs Dr. Everett may need for proper diagnosis and to develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs and desires.