Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment – Houma, LA

Healthy Gums Lead to Healthier Smiles

If you think your teeth are the only parts of your mouth that are important, you’ll be surprised to learn that your gums are equally as valuable. Not only do they help to hold your teeth in place, but they also protect your sensitive tooth roots. When bacteria attack and cause these tissues to become inflamed, it often results in what is known as periodontal (gum) disease. Call our office today if you begin to notice that your gums are swelling, bleeding, or tender to the touch.

Why Choose Ryan A Walker DDS for Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment?

  • State-of-the-Art Facility
  • Advanced Dental Technology
  • Sedation Dentistry Available

Scaling & Root Planing

When gum disease is no longer reversible but instead, requires more advanced treatments to rid the mouth of plaque and tartar, Dr. Walker can recommend scaling and root planing. A safe and effective solution to combat gum disease, he will begin by using special dental instruments to remove accumulated plaque and tartar around your teeth and above and below your gumline. When finished, he will then move on to smoothing the tooth root to encourage gum reattachment while also minimizing the chance of future reinfection.

Periodontal Maintenance

Once you develop periodontal disease, it is necessary that you keep up with your oral hygiene through periodontal maintenance. Apart from taking steps to improve your at-home brushing, flossing, and rinsing routine, you’ll also need to come in more frequently to see Dr. Walker to ensure no bacteria is forming and that there is no infection within your soft oral tissues. Typically, periodontal patients need to see their dentist every three months instead of every six months.