Gum Disease Treatments in Austin
Protect your teeth, your smile, and your health!
Great Teeth, Better Life!
Healthy teeth for life? It’s just not possible without healthy gums. At Austin Dental, our experienced and gentle dentists help our patients win the fight against gum disease.
Gum disease is the leading cause of preventable tooth loss.
But the good news is that when caught early, gum disease is very treatable and doesn’t have to lead to problems with your dental health. We can help if you’ve been told you have gum disease or are experiencing symptoms like:
- Chronic bad breath
- Swollen or tender gums
- Gums that bleed after brushing/flossing
- Teeth that look “longer” than they used to
Keep reading to learn more about our gum disease treatments.
Gum Disease Treatments
We offer a variety of gum disease treatments, including:
- Gingival cleaning
- Gum therapy
- Periodontal maintenance
- Perio Protect
The key to the success of our gum disease treatments is our pain-free approach. We provide our patients with a local anesthetic, topical anesthetic, or even a combination of both. We can also use fast-acting nitrous oxide to help reduce dental anxiety even further!
How Gum Disease Affects Your Entire Body
The bacteria that cause gum disease have been linked to a variety of diseases and ailments throughout the body. These bacteria enter the bloodstream through the infected gum tissue and travel around the body.
This may create an immune response that stresses your body and leads to an increased risk of:
- Heart disease, heart attacks, and hypertension
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Diabetes and diabetic complications
- Stomach and pancreatic cancers
Minimizing Your Gum Disease Risk
Brushing and flossing at home aren’t always enough to prevent gum disease. Genetics also plays a role in the type of and number of bacteria in your mouth. While the vast majority are either benign or beneficial to your health, a higher concentration of “bad” bacteria can increase your risk of gum disease.
Regular professional dental cleanings and exams are needed to remove built-up bacterial deposits on and around the gumline. In addition, eating a diet low in starchy and sugary foods and avoiding tobacco products are other good ways to help limit your risk of gum disease.
Remember, it’s never too early to prevent gum disease.
Our hygiene team helps kids take care of their teeth and gums with our specialized children’s cleaning appointments. We even offer Happy Visit appointments designed to help kiddos have a great first trip to the dentist.
iTero 3D Scanning System
You’ll say “WOW!” when you see the high-resolution and 3D images created by the iTero scanner.
At Austin Dental, our team uses the iTero system to:
- Plan Invisalign treatments and visualize how your teeth will look following treatment
- Aid in the detection of periodontal disease before it can be seen with the naked eye
Why Austin Dental?
You’re in good hands at Austin Dental. We’re friendly, focused on your comfort, and passionate about helping you. All of our patients enjoy our warm and inviting office and minimally-invasive approach to treating gum disease.
“I had so much apprehension going into today after dealing with a large chain where I was made to feel really badly for the state of my teeth. Both the hygienist and doctor were very comforting and I walked away feeling great. I can’t say enough great things about this place and can confidently say that I will be a customer for life.”
– F. J.
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Great Teeth and a Better Life Start Here.
We’re always welcoming new patients at our convenient Austin office. Have you been told you have gum disease and are looking for a minimally-invasive treatment option? Let’s talk.