Fifty percent of all adults have some form of Periodontal Disease, often without realizing it. Periodontal disease is chiefly responsible for adult tooth loss, bleeding gums, bad breath, and receding gums. The truth is, it is easily prevented with proper hygiene, routine home care, and professional treatment. If diagnosed in its early stages, periodontal disease treatments are easier, less invasive and more effective. Your visit with Dr. Dan includes a complete evaluation of your gums and supportive tissues, and in the event of periodontal disease, you will have access to advanced periodontal therapy to heal and restore your oral health.

As with so many serious health conditions, early detection is key. Common signs and symptoms of periodontal disease include:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Pus around teeth

Often, the first treatment option includes root planing, scaling, and deep cleaning below the gum line to remove harmful bacteria. These deposits must be removed so that the gingival tissue can heal. If not properly treated, the deposits and bacteria will continue to cause more damage to the bone, tissue, and teeth, leading to the loss of teeth, the bone that supports your teeth, or to even more serious health problems down the road.

At Dumas Family Dentistry, Dr. Dan and our experienced dental hygienists work together to develop a treatment plan especially for you – either to keep you healthy or to fight the periodontal disease to get you to a new level of periodontal health.


Dumas Family Dentistry
1401 E 1st St Dumas, TX 79029 - View Map
Phone: (806) 935-2725
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