Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease)
Gum Disease and Smoking are the leading causes of tooth loss. Gum disease is a powerful disease processes that literally destroys the gum tissue and supporting bone around teeth. The major problem with periodontal disease is that it does not hurt. Patients come into my Pasadena Texas Dental Office with advanced gum disease. Patients are shocked when I tell them that they don’t need a normal routine dental cleaning. They need a procedure called Scaling and Root Planing. This procedure removes the Calculus (tartar) that is cemented to the teeth. The gum tissue is cleaned and irrigated with anti-bacterial solutions. The patient has to come in for several appointments while the hygienist fights the bacterial infection.
Ways to Prevent Gum Disease:
- Brush your teeth three times a day
- Use an electric toothbrush
- Floss Daily
- Use Listerine
- Don’t Smoke
- Visit Dr. Nugent’s office routinely for checkups and dental cleanings
About Dr. Nugent:
His office is located at Vista and Burke in Pasadena, Texas. He is a General Dentist that has a strong focus on Family, Cosmetic, Implant and Sedation Dentistry. The office has been in the same location for over 35 years. Dr. Nugent’s philosophy is simple “He wants to create a dental office where he wants to go. He invests in the latest technology and takes hundreds of continuing education classes in order to be a leader in dental care.” We invite you to see why generations of families have trusted our dental office.
See how a true family dentist can make going to the dentist like seeing old friends.