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Periodontist Atascocita Texas

Dr. Holly Gregory (pictured with her family) is an Atascocita dental periodontist.

Warning Signs

If you live in Atascocita Texas here are a few signs you may need a Dental Periodontist who serves Atascocita TX:

  • Gums appear red or swollen
  • Gums feel tender
  • Gums bleed easily during brushing or flossing
  • Gums recede or pull away from the teeth
  • Bad breath or bad taste that won’t go away
  • Painful chewing
  • Loose teeth

CDC Stats

A recent CDC report1 provides the following data related to prevalence of periodontitis in the U.S.:

  • 47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease.
  • Periodontal disease increases with age, 70.1% of adults 65 years and older have periodontal disease.

Atascocita Patient Observations

From our observation of our patients in Atascocita, those who suffer some form of periodontal pain or trouble is somewhere in between this CDC report data for the overall U.S.

What is Periodontics and periodontal/gum disease?

Periodontics is one of nine specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. It involves diagnosis, treatment and prevention of problems that originate between your teeth or in your gums. Gum disease is caused by bacterial plaque that is left for too long without being flossed and brushed away. When left too long with no treatment, the problems get worse eroding your gums away from your teeth or worse. Dr Gregory has used her periodontist training to treat numerous patients in Atascocita TX suffering from the pain and damage that periodontal problems cause.

Patient Reviews from Atascocita area residents

Dental Periodontist reviews from patients in the Atascocita TX area:

Prevention and Treatment

To help prevent or control periodontal diseases, it is important to:
  1. Brush and floss every day to remove the bacteria that cause gum disease.
  2. See a dentist at least once a year for checkups, or more frequently if you have any of the warning signs or risk factors mentioned above.
Come see me to get treatment or for a gum and between teeth dental periodontist checkup to make sure your teeth and gums are in good shape or to find a problem while it’s still small and the treatment will be as gentle as it can be.

Reference

1Eke PI, Dye B, Wei L, Thornton-Evans G, Genco R. Prevalence of Periodontitis in Adults in the United States: 2009 and 2010. J Dent Res. Published online 30 August 2012:1–7. View full text

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Meet Dr. Gregory

Dr. Holly J. Gregory practices a full scope of periodontics with expertise ranging from dental implants to laser periodontal treatments, gum grafting, and Dr. Gregory can correct a wide variety of periodontal (gum) disease.
Our office is located at 19502 McKay Blvd., Suite 202, Humble, TX 77338. Call us today at (281) 446-9157.

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