Protecting your gums and your smile
Periodontal disease, also known as periodontitis or gum disease, is a serious degenerative condition caused by built-up plaque and tartar. The most common causes of gum disease are poor at-home dental care and infrequent professional dental cleanings. Left untreated, periodontitis can lead to bone loss, tooth loss, and gum tissue recession. Dr. Elrod has helped thousands of patients throughout Lake Jackson and beyond manage or prevent periodontal disease.
Common symptoms of periodontal disease include:
- Swollen, red, or tender gums
- Bleeding gums
- Loose teeth
- Painful chewing
- Persistent bad breath
- Receding gums
If you have experienced any of these symptoms, contact us immediately to schedule a consultation with Dr. Elrod. We will work closely with you to develop the right treatment plan to restore your oral health and halt the progress of periodontal disease. Treatment can include additional professional cleanings, improved at-home hygiene, antibiotic treatments, non-surgical periodontal therapy, or gum surgery.