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Treatment for Gum Disease in
Converse, Texas

Preventing and treating gum disease is vital to protecting your smile and overall health. Over half of adults over thirty have some level of gum disease or periodontitis. This infection of the gum tissues can lead to tooth loss and put you at risk for other health problems like stroke, heart attacks and type 2 diabetes. Our professionals at Converse Dentistry have the experience and tools needed to care for your gum health, including effective gum disease therapy.

Fighting the onset of gum disease is a constant battle. It starts with excellent home care of your teeth and gums. However, frequent brushing and flossing alone are not enough. Professional cleanings twice a year can provide additional support in keeping your gums free of disease. We use ultrasonic cleanings to give our patients exceptional treatment to prevent and stop gum disease for a healthy smile.

Symptoms and Causes of Gum Disease

Gum disease, or gingivitis, begins with bacteria accumulation around the teeth and gums. Brushing and flossing are meant to remove bacteria, but often there are crevices where these organisms can hide. When plaque is created, it can harden into tartar, irritating and infecting the gum tissue. If left untreated, this infection can cause the gums to recede, leading to tissue and bone breakdown and eventually tooth loss.

You can have gum disease without any noticeable symptoms, but most people will notice a change in their gums. The gum tissue can become red, swollen, and tender. You may notice a small amount of blood when you brush or tenderness when you chew crunchy foods. Halitosis, or bad breath, is another sign of gum disease.

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Are you afraid of 'the dentist'? Your nightmare is over. The staff and doctors at Converse Dentistry truly care about you as a person and will go the extra mile to make sure your concerns are addressed while providing you with excellent medical care.

Lisa R.

From the moment you walk in to the second your walking out the door the staff is professional and polite. The Dentist himself asked if you were greeted and acknowledged before he goes over your xray findings.

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Amazing experience that I didn't realize I could get at a dental office. Great staff and excellent service. Will definitely be coming back to get future treatment done :)
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