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Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment – Allen, TX

Want a Healthy Smile?
Get Healthy Gums!

Although tooth enamel is the strongest material in your body, your teeth wouldn’t be able to bite or chew at all without strong gum tissue to stabilize them. In fact, when the gums become infected with periodontal disease, also called gum disease, the ultimate result without treatment is tooth loss. Do you have swollen, red, or bleeding gums? If so, contact us and schedule your appointment with Dr. Ward right away!

Why Choose The Dental Den of Allen
for Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment?

  • Evening and Weekend Appointments Available
  • Dental Insurance Welcome
  • Friendly Dentist with 15 Years of Experience

Scaling & Root Planing

When the gums show signs of infection, we use procedures called scaling and root planing to eliminate plaque and bacteria. First, we clean out pockets in the gum tissue where harmful bacteria have become trapped below the gum line. Then, we make the rough root surfaces of the teeth smooth to facilitate healing. Root planing also prevents plaque from attaching to the teeth and the infection from returning in the future.