You’ve heard it from the dentist before—brush and floss your teeth after every meal and visit every six months.
There’s a reason why your dentist encourages this. These oral health habits are the proper foundation for a healthy smile for life, and can help patients avoid damaging conditions such as dental decay and periodontal disease. Dr. Heather F. Fleschler and her staff in her Houston, TX area practice are dedicated to offering solutions for achieving and maintaining a healthy smile, even after periodontal disease occurs.
Periodontal disease explained
Dr. Heather F. Fleschler educates patients on the development of periodontal disease and ways to avoid the condition in the first place! Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums that begins at a stage called “gingivitis.” This stage is characterized by problems such as persistent bad breath, bleeding gums, and swollen gum tissues. When these problems arise, it is important for patients to get a proper diagnosis of the condition and not ignore the issue.
Following your diagnosis
Once the condition has been diagnosed, treatment options are discussed. Treatment for the earlier stages of periodontal disease can be addressed with a thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums, while the later stages require services such as scaling and root planing which are more intensive but can eliminate bacteria that is feeding the infection. Treatment will vary from patient to patient, so it is important to get a proper evaluation with our team.
Ready to find out more about periodontal care?
Dr. Heather F. Fleschler is a dedicated professional in the area of Houston, TX who is committed to helping patients achieve and maintain their oral health and wellness over the course of a lifetime! Her practice is equipped with the technologies and experienced team to provide these solutions. If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease or are interested in learning more about preventative techniques, we encourage you to call the practice to book a consultation appointment. The office is located in Suite #200 at 5252 Westchester Street and can be reached by phone at (713) 660-6500. Schedule your visit today and find out how periodontal care can change your smile—and your life!