The term “periodontal” means around the tooth. Periodontal disease, also known as periodontitis and gum disease, is a common inflammatory condition which affects the supporting and surrounding soft tissues of the tooth as well as the jawbone itself when in its most advanced stages. Periodontal disease, one of the most common dental problems in America, is caused by toxic bacteria that infect the gums and other supportive structures of the mouth. Surprisingly, many people with periodontal disease do not realize they are affected with the condition. The mildest form of the disease, gingivitis, is characterized by swelling and redness in the gums. Gingivitis can also cause gums to bleed easily while brushing and flossing. If left untreated, gingivitis can advance to periodontitis, causing tooth loss, recession, bad breath, and more serious health concerns.
There are options available for treatment depending on how far along your periodontal disease has progressed. Just as everyone needs to have their teeth cleaned regularly, those with periodontal disease will need to have periodontal maintenance on a more frequent routine basis determined to best fit the patient’s condition after root scaling and planing has been performed. This care usually includes a thorough appointment to remove the bacteria from the teeth and surrounding tissues. During a typical visit, the areas along the tooth and any exposed root surfaces above and below the tissue are thoroughly cleaned with a number of aids to ensure excellent care. This prevents bacteria from building up aside tooth deposits and enables the dental professional to remove any diseased tissues that prevent healthy gums and bone. In addition, our office offers medicaments for periodontal pockets to remove bacteria.
Regular screenings by a dental professional are the best way to protect your smile from gum disease.
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“High quality dental services coupled with caring, attentive dentists, assistants, hygienists, and front office personnel. You will not find a better experience for all your dental needs from the moment you walk in the front door. I cannot say enough about the wonderful people at Williams Family Dentistry! They deserve 10 stars!”
“Williams Family Dentistry has provided outstanding service! They genuinely care about you and providing the best care. As a young adult with my own insurance having to choose my care providers for the first time I couldn’t have made a better choice. I can’t thank them enough for all that they do, and I will continue to come here for as long as I live in College Station!”
“This dental group is outstanding! They are professional and very inviting! Dental work can be scary stuff! I know it was for me, but they eased all my tension and I felt valued and very comfortable instantly after talking with this dental family. They are phenomenal and I recommend everyone go here! They do fantastic work and have given my mouth a complete makeover in very little time with no pain afterward! Amazing group! Friendly and do outstanding work! Very impressive!!!”
1511 Emerald Plaza
College Station, TX
Monday 8am – 5pm
Tuesday 8am – 5pm
Wednesday 8am – 5pm
Thursday 8am – 5pm