Gum Disease Treatment in Mesquite, TX

woman smiling in dental exam chair l dentist mesquite txDo you have tender gums that often bleed or appear red and swollen? If so, you may have periodontal disease, better known as gum disease. It’s a common problem. So common that almost half of adults over 30 years of age have some form of gum disease.

What Causes Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal or gum disease is an infection in the tissue surrounding your teeth, which is why teeth sometimes become loose or sensitive with gum disease. The tissue becomes infected due to a buildup of plaque and tartar on the teeth, which is usually caused by insufficient flossing and brushing. 

You can often remove plaque on your own at home with dedicated brushing and flossing. However, if the plaque becomes tartar, a toothbrush is not sufficient. Instead, you’ll need a professional dental cleaning. If you don’t seek treatment in such a situation, you may develop periodontal disease.

Additional risk factors for gum disease include smoking and diabetes. To help prevent gum disease, it’s essential to keep up an excellent oral hygiene routine and see your dentist regularly for professional cleanings. Generally, we recommend a dental cleaning and exam in our dental office at least once every six months.

If you have risk factors for developing gum disease, we may recommend more frequent professional cleanings.

Periodontal Treatment in Mesquite, TX

We are here to help people with gum disease in Mesquite, TX, and surrounding areas. After a thorough exam in our Mesquite dental office and a diagnosis of gum disease, one of our skilled dentists will recommend a treatment plan for you. 

The treatment we recommend at Town East Dental Group will depend on how advanced your gum disease is and your overall oral health. 

Treatment may be as mild as a better oral hygiene routine at home and regularly scheduled professional dental cleanings. However, advanced cases may require more invasive and complex treatments, such as deep cleanings of the tooth below the gumline, medications, or even surgery. That’s why it’s so important to prevent gum disease from developing or advancing!

woman smiling with dental tool l gum disease mesquite txHow Much Does it Cost for Periodontal Disease Treatment? 

The cost for gum disease treatment will vary widely depending on the severity of your gum disease. Mild treatment, like more intensive brushing and flossing and regular dental cleanings, is inexpensive for most patients. Cases that have progressed and need more in-depth treatment may cost more, but we have financing options available to help you.

To make your preventive care and dental treatment as affordable as possible, we accept all insurances along with the third-party financing option, CareCredit. We also have a Town East Dental Group Dental Membership Plan that makes caring for your teeth and gums inexpensive and easy. 

The best way to keep dental treatment costs down is to take excellent care of your teeth at home and have your teeth cleaned regularly by a professional hygienist at Town East Dental Group.

If you’re concerned about treating your gum disease due to costs, please don’t delay. The sooner you seek treatment, the lower the price is likely to be. 

Your Dental Cleanings in Mesquite, TX

Dr. RJ Loera and Dr. Carlos Parra Carrasquer are here to help you maintain excellent oral health. Whether you need a dental cleaning to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong or gum disease treatment, we can assist you. 

Reach out to our friendly, professional team at Town East Dental Group today to schedule your professional dental cleaning and exam.