Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease) Treatment in Clear Lake

At Bayoaks Pediatric Dentistry in Clear Lake City, Houston, we understand that healthy gums are just as important as healthy teeth for your child’s overall well-being. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection of the gums that can damage the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. While less common in children, it’s important to be aware of the signs and treatment options.

What are the Signs of Periodontal Disease in Children?

Early detection and treatment are key to preventing serious complications. Here are some symptoms to watch for:

  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Bleeding gums, especially when brushing or flossing
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Loose teeth
  • Receding gums (gums that pull away from the teeth)
Signs of Periodontal Disease

How Do We Treat Periodontal Disease in Children?

The good news is that periodontal disease is often treatable with a combination of approaches:

Improved Oral Hygiene: This is the foundation of any treatment plan. We will work with you and your child to develop a personalized brushing and flossing routine to remove plaque and bacteria from the gum line.

Professional Cleanings: Regular cleanings at our office will remove plaque and tartar buildup that brushing and flossing alone can’t reach.

Antibiotics: In some cases, antibiotics may be prescribed to help control the gum infection.

Stages of Gum Disease:

Gingivitis: This is the earliest stage, characterized by red, swollen, and sometimes bleeding gums. It’s reversible with improved oral hygiene.

Periodontitis: If gingivitis goes untreated, it progresses to periodontitis. In this stage, the inflammation spreads to deeper tissues and bone. Gums may recede, causing teeth to loosen or even fall out.

Treatment Options:

Periodontal disease treatment depends on severity. Here’s a quick rundown:

Early Stage (Gingivitis): Improved oral hygiene with regular brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings.

Mild to Moderate: Scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) to remove plaque and bacteria below the gum line.

Moderate to Advanced: Pocket reduction surgery to remove deep plaque and tartar, sometimes combined with bone or gum grafting.

Laser option: LANAP uses a laser for a less-invasive approach to pocket reduction (results may vary).

Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease) Treatment - BayOaks Pediatric Dentistry:

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Working Hours

Mon-Thurs: 8 AM – 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM – 12AM
Saturday , Sunday Closed
Emergency Available!


Contacts

1220 Clear Lake City Blvd
Houston, TX 77062
Phone: (281) 480-8877