Gum disease generally starts small and grows more severe over time. If you’re unfamiliar with gum disease symptoms or have infrequent dental visits, you may not realize you have this condition until damage has been done to your gums or teeth. At Frisco Elm Dental in Frisco, Texas, Dr. Vidya Suri can detect early warning signs of gum disease during a routine checkup and provide immediate treatment. Professional dental treatment is the most effective way to reverse periodontal disease and restore your oral health.
If you have early gum disease, you may experience the following symptoms:
As the disease advances, the symptoms become more severe, causing:
Recognizing you have a problem is the first step toward getting the help you need to save your teeth.
Gum disease treatment is designed to stop the infection, prevent further damage, and restore your oral health. Dr. Suri uses scaling and root planing (SRP), also called deep cleaning, to treat advanced periodontal disease. Deep cleaning removes plaque, tartar, and harmful bacteria at and below the gum line, where pockets of bacteria can grow and separate your gums from your teeth.
Scaling and root planing are generally recommended if you have:
SRP is a comprehensive gum pockets treatment that cleanses your gums of harmful bacteria and infections to pave the way for healing. As your gums heal, they will reattach to your teeth.
Gum disease has the potential to destroy your smile and oral health. Gum disease treatment can reverse periodontal disease symptoms to save your teeth.
A graduate from University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry, Dr. Vidya Suri is an established dentist who prioritizes her patients and strives to provide them with the best possible dental care. She brings to the table a wealth of knowledge and skills including her ability to pay close attention to the details to provide her patients with the most optimal outcomes that exceed their expectations.
Dr. Suri treats patients of all ages. In order to ensure that she is doing her best, she regularly participates in continuing education courses to stay abreast of new practices, technology, and advancements in the industry. Dr. Suri is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association.