Gum disease is a common oral infection that affects both the hard and soft tissues of the mouth. This infection can cause irreversible damage to your gums, teeth and jaw bone. The most common reason for gum disease to develop is poor oral hygiene, but can also develop in those who practice a consistent brushing routine. The first stage of gum disease is gingivitis, which can be cured if diagnosed and treated early. If left to progress, this stage will advance to periodontitis and advanced periodontitis, an incurable condition that can damage bone and tissue and even lead to tooth loss. With routine dental appointments to Dr. LaKendra Sakeena, periodontitis can be treated and maintained to prevent further damage from occurring.
If you suffer from symptoms of gum disease in Missouri City, TX, Dr. Sakeena offers all the effective treatments you need to cleanse your mouth and keep your oral health in top condition. Dr. Sakeena utilizes her nearly 10 years of dental experience to accurately diagnose gum disease before it has progressed and offers periodontal maintenance to keep your mouth healthy. Averaging 30 hours per year of continuing education, Dr. Sakeena is also a member of multiple dental organizations, including the National Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and the Greater Houston Dental Society. Our gum disease services we offer, include:
Using specialized instruments, Dr. Sakeena will clean your tooth roots from below the gum line. Bacteria and plaque thrive in this area, and with scaling and root planing, the tooth roots can be smoothed and bacteria cleansed to allow for gum tissue to reattach.
Patients who have been affected by periodontitis will need routine periodontal maintenance to ensure bacteria does not take hold in the tissues again. Periodontal maintenance involves a deep cleaning of the teeth and gums every three months.