Quality Periodontal Therapy in Odessa Fighting Gum Disease
Periodontal disease is the number one cause of tooth loss among adults today, as well as a prime contributing factor that’s been linked through research to overall health conditions like heart disease, strokes, diabetes, pregnancy complications, and more. Here in Odessa, Dr. Steve W. Cobb understands the connection between oral health and overall health very intimately, and he and the rest of our team will work with you to not only treat your periodontal disease, but also help prevent further re-occurrences. Patients from Big Spring, TX and other nearby areas are encouraged to contact us today to schedule their first appointment.
What is Periodontal Disease?
When bacteria is allowed to accumulate near the gum line, the body will initially try to fight it off by creating inflammation in the gums – this redness, tenderness, and swelling can be crucial indicators for the presence of periodontal disease. If the condition is left untreated for too long, the infection can then become destructive in nature, eating away at the soft tissue and bone that provides crucial support for your teeth.
Our recommendation for your level of periodontal therapy will depend on the severity of your condition. The following options are available:
- Scaling & Root Planing – This in-depth cleaning involves the removal of plaque from beneath the gum line, as well as the smoothing of root surfaces to prevent further accumulation of bacteria.
- Soft Tissue Laser Treatment – Our advanced diode laser is the ideal tool for tissue treatment and removal, helping our team precisely treat your infection while also preserving the integrity of healthy areas, minimizing bleeding, and significantly improving recovery time.
- Antibiotic Therapy – This option can be used in conjunction with the above methods or on its own. Our goal is to target specific types of dangerous bacteria and minimize resurgences so that periodontal disease is kept safely under control.