Periodontics

Serving Hobbs, Odessa, Southeast New Mexico and West Texas


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Gum disease is a very serious dental issue that can lead to other health problems. At the office of Dr. B.J. Henderson, we are striving day-by-day to reduce the number of new gum disease cases and to minimize the damage gum disease does to our patients' teeth and gums, through effective treatment and preventative education.

The Dangers of Gum Disease

A diagnosis of gum disease indicates an infection in the gum tissue or the underlying bone. Gum disease can be caused by many things, most notably a lack of good hygiene or professional dental cleanings. If you have noticed your gum tissue pulling away from enamel, or you are experiencing tender or bleeding gums, you may have a bacterial infection. With periodontal disease, treatment timing is crucial. Early treatment can prevent tooth loss, bone loss, and other harmful consequences of gum disease.

Periodontal Treatment Options

If you have signs of gum disease, Dr. Henderson will recommend a treatment based on a comprehensive evaluation. For less serious stages of gum disease, we will attempt to use conservative, noninvasive treatment options as the first line of defense. Professional periodontal treatment, plus effort on your part to keep teeth in good shape, can help stop gum disease.

Scaling and Root Planing — This gum disease treatment involves a very deep, precise cleaning. Dr. Henderson uses special periodontal tools to remove plaque and tartar and smooth the roots.

Medication — Antimicrobial mouth rinses, antibiotics, and enzyme-suppressing medications may help slow the progression of gum disease.

Periodontal Surgery — When conservative treatments are not enough, Dr. Henderson may suggest pocket reduction surgery or regeneration surgery to reduce existing bacteria and encourage new bone and tissue growth.

By working with Dr. Henderson and following a customized care plan, you may be able to prevent tooth loss, control the periodontal disease process, and maintain a healthy mouth.

Do not let gum disease threaten the health and appearance of your smile. Our experienced West Texas dentist can help you treat periodontal disease with state-of-the-art treatments. Please contact Dr. B.J. Henderson today for a comprehensive, personal evaluation.


B.J. Henderson, DDS
Where we change lives every day, one smile at a time.

575.392.3434
3130 N Grimes St.
Hobbs, NM 88240

Disclaimer: The information provided on this website regarding gum disease is not meant to be taken as formal advice. Please contact a qualified dentist in your area for more information. Hobbs periodontist Dr. Henderson serves clients in Hobbs, Carlsbad, Odessa, Roswell, Seminole and surrounding areas in New Mexico. Please contact him today for a dentistry consultation.

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