Baytown Texas Dentistry
Dr. Zach Holder and
Dr. Jesse Kirkpatrick

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Periodontal Treatment

How can we help you?

We encourage our patients to ask any and all questions they have about their dental care. The best outcomes start with a thorough discussion about your needs and wants, and the best place to start is by asking questions. No question is too small, because we want you to be informed and confident with the decisions you make about treatment. 

Here are some of the questions we hear most often, but you probably have many of your own based on your specific needs. If you don't see yours listed here, please give us a call, and we'll find the answer you're looking for!

Periodontal Treatment


Check out the videos below for a quick overview of the proper way to brush and floss your teeth along with a bonus video explaining how to freshen bad breath!

How to Floss

How to Brush

How To Freshen Bad Breath

Diet and Your Teeth

Periodontal disease (also referred to as gingivitis) is the number one cause of tooth loss today. Gum disease causes tooth loss because it’s an infection that attacks your gums and the bones that hold your teeth in place.

If you have gum disease, one of the first things you’ll probably notice that your gums bleed when brushing, flossing, or eating hard foods. Some other symptoms to look for are:

  • Puffy or inflamed gums that are tender to the touch
  • Chronic bad breath that remains even after brushing or using mouthwash
  • Teeth that feel like they’re coming loose

Unfortunately, however, one of the reasons that gum disease is so prevalent is that it can progress to severe stages without presenting any symptoms at all. This is why routine exams and cleanings are crucial – they’re the best way to catch gum disease in its early stages before too much damage has been done.

If you do have advanced gum disease, don’t worry – we offer effective treatment that can eliminate the infection and get your oral health back on track. Please call our Baytown office to arrange your next cleaning so we can make sure your mouth is healthy and free of disease.



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