Gum Disease Treatment in
Grand Prairie

Periodontal services are designed to prevent, treat or reverse the effects of periodontitis, also referred to as gum disease. Our dental professionals will work to restore the health of your gums and prevent any serious damage from occurring.

Gum Disease Treatment in Grand Prairie

Gum disease occurs when a person’s gum tissue is exposed to harmful oral bacteria, tartar, and plaque for an extended period of time. This causes irritation, and the gums will appear swollen and darkened in color. They may also begin to bleed when the individual brushes or flosses their teeth, or when they receive professional cleanings. It's common for patients to choose to ignore gum disease at this phase, but this can lead to severe consequences. Seeking treatment at this early phase can prevent you from experiencing major oral health problems later on.

As gum disease progresses, the gum tissue will start to retract and pull away from the teeth. This creates empty voids that are referred to as periodontal pockets. These empty spaces can quickly become filled with bacteria and plaque, and they can also allow the condition to spread throughout the rest of the mouth more easily. If left untreated, the bacteria and plaque can eventually reach the jawbone and the connective tissues of teeth. Once this happens, tooth loss can occur.

At Lynn Creek Dental Care, our goal is to provide you with excellent treatment for periodontitis before any major damage occurs. To combat periodontitis, we offer the following periodontal services:

  • Scaling and Root Planing: Scaling and root planing is the standard treatment when dealing with gum disease. Our dental professionals use special tools to access the area below the gum line. From there, they will carefully remove any buildups and accumulations that are present. We finish the procedure by smoothing out the root surfaces to prevent future buildups. Overall, this treatment is highly effective in stopping periodontitis in its early to moderate stages.
  • Gingivectomy: A gingivectomy may be provided if a person’s gum disease has progressed to a point at which it can no longer be effectively managed through scaling and root planing. This oral surgery involves cutting into the patient’s diseased and damaged gum tissue so that the periodontal pockets can be accessed directly. Our experts will clean out these areas and remove any buildups to prevent the condition from spreading. We may also apply an antimicrobial solution to eliminate any harmful bacteria that could be causing issues. We will then close the gum tissue so that proper healing can follow.
  • Bone Grafting: Once periodontitis has reached its most advanced stage, your jawbone may begin to experience deterioration and decay. If this happens, we will try to restore the jawbone through bone grafting procedures. Our team will surgically access the damaged structure and apply proteins and artificial bone-like material. Doing this will promote new bone growth and restore the jawbone’s health.

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Maria G.

I switched to Lynn Creek this week and was extremely satisfied with the level of professionalism and efficiency. No wait time my appointment was scheduled accurately. Came back next day, an hour earlier by accident and they took me anyway! In and out in less than 30 min for my filling on tooth #15! Very happy with my new Dental Team!
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Denise S.

My hygienist is awesome! Very caring, thorough and gentle. She's also very knowledgeable!
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Mariah M.

From the first time I spoke with them on the phone, to when I left the office, the staff was excellent and made sure I was taken care of. I felt completely comfortable during my entire visit and knew I was in good hands. I hated going to the dentist when I was younger, I always felt like I was in trouble or not taking care of my teeth properly; At Lynn Creek, I had no anxiety what so ever.
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Dr. George strives to get to know his patients and listen to their concerns. He explains in detail every option that is available.

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