Gum Disease Treatment in McKinney, TX

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Gum disease affects approximately half of all Americans over the age of 30. However, just because it’s fairly common does not mean it shouldn’t be taken seriously. Untreated periodontal disease can lead to permanent gum, tooth, and jawbone damage. If you are looking for a dentist in McKinney that offers exceptional gum disease treatment, Dr. Jay would be happy to help. Contact our office today!

What is the most effective treatment for periodontitis?

Periodontitis requires prompt and effective treatment to prevent further damage to the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. Scaling and root planing is one of the most common deep cleaning procedures, and it involves removing plaque, tartar, and bacteria from below the gum line (scaling) and smoothing the tooth roots (root planing) to eliminate bacterial toxins and promote healing.

In some cases, antibiotics may be prescribed to control bacterial infection, and in advanced cases of periodontitis where nonsurgical treatments are insufficient, surgical intervention may be necessary. Regular periodontal maintenance cleanings, typically scheduled every three to four months, are also crucial for managing periodontitis and preventing recurrence.

How do I know which gum treatment I need?

Determining the appropriate gum treatment depends on various factors, including the severity of the disease, extent of gum tissue damage, presence of underlying systemic conditions, and individual patient preferences. During a comprehensive periodontal evaluation, Dr. Jay will assess the condition of your gums and may measure pocket depths and evaluate your X-rays. Then, our team can discuss treatment options tailored to your specific needs and goals and create a custom treatment plan just for you.

How often do I need to schedule periodontal appointments?

The frequency of periodontal appointments for maintenance cleanings depends on the severity of the disease and individual response to treatment. For most patients with a history of periodontitis, periodontal maintenance cleanings are recommended every three to four months to prevent the recurrence of gum disease and maintain optimal oral health. Dr. Jay will provide personalized recommendations based on your individual oral health status. Regular dental check-ups and consistent oral hygiene habits at home are also essential for long-term success in managing periodontal disease.

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Dr. J is a wonderful dentist! She is patient, understanding, and extremely kind. Her advice is invaluable in preventing future issues and I trust her implicitly. Dr. J is a proficient and skilled dentist. I highly recommend this practice. Everyone is friendly and helpful!

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Preventative care is an integral part of our practice, and we take pride in the care and education we provide our patients. Dr. Jay and her highly trained professional team offer oral hygiene care for the entire family.

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Areas we serve:

  • McKinney, TX
  • Frisco, TX
  • Allex, TX
  • Prosper, TX