Austin Dentist Provides Gum Disease Therapy
Healthy gums are an important part of your oral and overall wellbeing. Patients who have gum disease are likely to experience bleeding, red, tender gums and persistent bad breath, among other unpleasant side effects. If you are experiencing the symptoms of gum disease, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with Dr. Fan. We invite patients from Austin and the surrounding areas of Buda, Manchaca, and Bluff Springs into our office for periodontal therapy.
Symptoms of gum disease include…
- Gum recession
- Bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth
- Gums that bleed after brushing and flossing
Dr. Fan provides gum disease therapy at The Dental Centre. In the beginning stages, the condition may be reversed with improved hygiene at home and a couple extra visits to our office. After gum disease progresses, however, scaling and root planing (also known as a deep cleaning) will be recommended for full healing of the infection. With this treatment, your registered dental hygienist or dentist uses special tools to reach below the gum line, removing infection-causing bacteria and smoothing the tooth’s root to prevent reinfection.