Periodontal Therapy from Ace Implant & Family Dentistry
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is one of the most pervasive oral health problems. Its damaging affects aren’t just limited to your oral health, though. Left untreated, periodontal disease increases vulnerability to a range of health problems including heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and pre-term birth.
With this in mind, Ace Implant & Family Dentistry is dedicated to offering periodontal therapy. Dr. Choi is a periodontist with years of advanced training and experience. With his expertise and commitment to listening to patients, we believe you’ll find the help you need at our Plano office.
What Causes Gum Disease?
Gum disease is caused by an accumulation of plaque and tartar along the gumline. With time, both irritate soft tissue, resulting in redness, inflammation, and bleeding when you brush. Other symptoms of gum disease include frequent bad breath, tissue loss, and bone density loss. Gum disease is also a significant factor in adult tooth loss. All of which makes treating this serious condition very important.
Periodontal Therapy for Plano and Surrounding Areas
Gum disease comes in two forms. The first, known as gingivitis, is mild and can often be reversed with more attention to at home as well as more frequent professional cleanings. The second form, known as periodontitis, is more severe and needs to be addressed with a more advanced procedure.
When you come to Ace Implant & Family Dentistry, Dr. Choi creates a personalized treatment plan to treat or manage your condition. For advanced cases, scaling and root planing are the most common solutions. With this combination of services, we remove bacterial plaque and tartar from below your gum line encouraging tissue reattachment and preventing further bone loss. An antibiotic may also be used to combat infection.
When gum disease reaches severe stages, surgical intervention may become necessary to restore your oral health. As skilled periodontists, Dr. Choi offers several surgical solutions that can transform your smile for the better. In most cases, our goal will be to reduce your periodontal pockets (which allow bacteria to accumulate) by removing diseased tissue and providing access to the root surfaces for a thorough cleaning. We also can also regenerate healthy tissue and ligaments with the help of bone grafting.
Revitalizing Smiles with Personalized Care
Are you ready to take control of your oral health? Call our Plano office to schedule your periodontal exam. During your visit, we’ll be more than happy to discuss your needs and treatment options. We'll also listen to your questions and concerns. We never want any patient to move forward with a treatment plan they don’t fully understand.