Gum disease can be devastating to your oral and overall health. Here at Smiles R Us, we offer periodontics to help manage gum disease and improve your health and wellbeing. Our experienced dentists and team will work one-on-one with you to diagnose your condition and create effective treatment plans that meet your needs. Give us a call at 210-694-4999 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Amogh Bhalerao or Dr. Gayatri Jadhav and learn more about periodontics in San Antonio, Texas!

Periodontics is a specialized field of dentistry that concentrates on preventing, diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, along with other oral conditions affecting the gums and soft tissues in the mouth. Periodontal disease, also referred to as gum disease, arises from an infection caused by bacterial accumulation in plaque. As plaque builds up on the teeth, these bacteria trigger irritation and inflammation in the gum tissues. If left untreated during the initial stage known as gingivitis, the condition can progress into a more severe form called periodontitis.

Gingivitis is identifiable by symptoms such as red, tender, bleeding and swollen gums. Periodontitis, in addition to these symptoms, involves gum recession and can eventually lead to bone and tooth loss. Early diagnosis and treatment of gingivitis can typically be managed and even reversed through professional cleanings and improved at-home oral care. On the other hand, periodontitis generally necessitates more extensive and frequent treatment to keep under control, and may never be fully eradicated from your mouth.

Our office is delighted to offer high-quality treatment for gum disease, aiming to restore your smile’s health. Apart from addressing periodontal disease, periodontics also involves the skilled placement of dental implants, requiring specialized training for optimal outcomes.

To discover more about periodontics and how we can care for your smile, we invite you to get in touch with us today. Our dedicated periodontist and team are eagerly looking forward to providing you with exceptional care.