UPTOWN/GALLERIA: 346-980-4770 | MIDTOWN: 281-397-3832
UPTOWN/GALLERIA: 346-980-4770
MIDTOWN: 281-397-3832

Periodontal Gum Care

Complete Periodontal Care for Gum Disease

Part of caring for your smile involves caring for your gums. The soft tissue helps hold teeth in place and protects the sensitive roots of teeth. Gum disease can sneak up on people with even the most diligent brushing routine, so it’s important that you visit us for routine preventive care to let us take a good look at your teeth and gums.

WHAT IS GUM DISEASE?

Gum disease has a few different stages, but what it all boils down to is infection around and inflammation of the gums. The earliest stage of gum disease is one many people are familiar with: gingivitis. This stage is marked by red, tender, and inflamed gums. The gums may even bleed during brushing. If it’s not treated, gingivitis can turn into periodontitis and advanced periodontitis. In these more advanced stages, the gums begin to pull away from teeth, creating pockets where bacteria can accumulate. Eventually, periodontitis can lead to bone and tooth loss.

TREATING GUM DISEASE

When we see that gum disease is present, either during a routine appointment or because you’ve come in with symptoms, we need to act fast to prevent it from spreading further. In fact, if we catch it early enough, we might even be able to reverse the damage. With early-stage gum disease, we can perform a deep cleaning to remove the plaque and bacteria causing the gum disease. We may also provide a topical antibiotic to stop the infection. With more advanced periodontitis, we may recommend oral surgery using our soft tissue laser to remove the disease and restore some health to your gums. No matter what stage gum disease you have, though, it’s important that you come in as soon as possible so we can start the treatment process. Severe gum and bone disease that loosen up the teeth will require you to do to a periodontist in Houston.

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Symptoms of Gum Disease

It’s easy to miss the signs of gum disease. Some professionals even call it “the silent killer” because of the way it sneaks up without warning. There are a few signs you can look out for and call us about if you notice them.

  • Red, swollen, or inflamed gums
  • Bleeding when you floss or brush
  • Gums that are receding or pulling away from teeth
  • Change in bite
  • Loose teeth
  • Mouth sores
  • Chronic bad breath or a metallic taste in mouth
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Michelle Campbell
Michelle Campbell
19:53 20 Jun 18
Excellent service. Great first impression! Best cleaning I've had in several years, my mouth feels amazing. They even took the time to show me how to brush more effectively. My teeth are back to being pearly white. They were very knowledgeable in regards to my insurance and I've had no issues. The service there is impeccable!
Nonna Beetge
Nonna Beetge
14:21 24 Apr 18
The staff is wonderful, very friendly and informative. I love how they not only take X-rays, but also photos of all your teeth and put them on the big screen. They spent as much time as I needed to go over each area and explain specifics of each tooth. I definitely have a greater understanding of what is going on in there and what I need to do. I also love their space, it has a calming vibe with all kinds of artwork on display. You almost feel like you’re not at the dentist! Thank you all so much, I look forward to seeing you all again! (Said no one to their dentist 😉 )
Allie Hackett
Allie Hackett
18:47 19 Jun 18
I am not the biggest fan of the dentist, however this was the BEST dentist experience I have ever had! Everyone was so kind and I got everything I needed done in one visit! They provided super helpful insight about what was going on with my teeth and took care of everything I needed quickly. I will absolutely be returning! 🙂
Andrew Nguyen
Andrew Nguyen
14:17 10 May 18
Beautiful location and office. Very friendly and welcoming staff! I had a great time conversing with them about movies and music. Dr. Nguyen and his staff were very knowledgeable and stressed the importance of making sure the patient knew what their game plan was. The office is very high tech as well so it was super cool to know that I was getting the latest tech being use on me.
Andrea Andrea
Andrea Andrea
17:15 20 May 18
Love the location, the dentist AND the staff. Everyone there is awesome. It's rare that I leave a dentist office feeling just as good as when I arrive. I was sad I didn't get to see Snickers, but all in all I had a great experience my first time here. Glad to finally have a new "home" dentist since moving to Texas.
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Very knowledgeable and informative, explaining all your x-ray and imagery and in creating a course of treatment. The staff is friendly and definitely concerned with their patients. Comfortable environment.

I am not the biggest fan of the dentist, however this was the BEST dentist experience I have ever had! Everyone was so kind and I got everything I needed done in one visit!

Excellent service. Great first impression! Best cleaning I've had in several years, my mouth feels amazing. They even took the time to show me how to brush more effectively. My teeth are back to being pearly white.

They were very prompt and professional. I felt very comfortable in the visit. They have good exam specials without any hidden fees. I have found me a permanent dentist office. Thanks URBN staff.

URBN Dental provided great service and they were all so nice. They did a great job communicating with me and i would recommend to all.

I had a root canal and a crown done here, the entire process took about an hour. Will be back in 2 weeks for my final crown! Great doctor, great staff.