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Periodontal Care in San Antonio

More than half of all Americans have gum disease, and many people are not even aware that they're affected by this disease. In the long term, gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults.

But with periodontal care from Dr. Austin and the team at Joshua Austin, DDS & Associates, you can treat gum disease and halt or even reverse its progression. The sooner you get care, the better, so call us now to schedule a consultation right away.

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The Benefits

Do I Need Periodontal Care in San Antonio?

If you think you have gum disease, the answer is “yes.” A few common signs of gum disease include swollen and inflamed gums, gum discoloration, gum and tooth sensitivity, bleeding when brushing, and halitosis (bad breath).

Without periodontal care, your condition will only get worse. Eventually, gum disease can cause permanent damage to your gums and jaw bone, leading to irreversible tooth loss. Getting immediate care is essential if you want to protect your oral health.

  • Halt or even reverse gum disease
  • Preserve your natural teeth
  • Get valuable peace of mind

Here’s How It Works


Exam & Diagnosis

First, Dr. Austin will examine your mouth and take x-rays to diagnose your gum disease, and to assess the extent of damage to your jaw, gums, and teeth.


Custom Treatment Plan

Based on your results, Dr. Austin will recommend a treatment plan that will halt or even reverse your gum disease, and allow you to restore your gum health.


Treat Gum Disease

With treatments like scaling & root planing (deep cleaning), antibiotics, and more, our team will help you treat your gum disease and take control of your oral health.

Before & Afters

Real Patients, Real Results

Frequently Asked Questions

Get Answers About Periodontal Care

What Are The Stages Of Gum Disease?

The first stage of gum disease is called “gingivitis.” In this stage of gum disease, no permanent damage is done to your gums or jaw, so it’s reversible with proper care. This is why it’s so important to get care for gum disease as soon as you can.

The second stage is usually called “periodontitis.” In this stage of gum disease, irreversible damage has been done to your gums and jaw, but it’s usually still possible to halt the progression of gum disease.

The final stage is called “advanced periodontitis.” In this stage of the disease, it’s very likely that you will lose some or most of your teeth unless you get expert periodontal care. Even then, it may still be necessary to extract damaged teeth, in some cases.

What Causes Gum Disease?

Primarily, gum disease is caused by poor oral hygiene. There are other contributing factors like age, smoking, and genetic factors, but poor oral hygiene is the most common cause of gum disease.

So to avoid gum disease, you should make sure that you brush twice a day, floss once a day, eat a healthy diet, and see the team at Joshua Austin, DDS & Associates for six-month teeth cleanings. With proper preventive care and at-home oral hygiene, you will never have to worry about developing gum disease.

How Can Gum Disease Affect Your Overall Health?

Gum disease raises your risk of certain other serious health conditions, including heart disease and stroke. 

It’s thought that the oral bacteria that cause inflammation in the mouth can travel through the rest of the body, causing inflammation in the heart and raising your risk of a cardiac event like a heart attack or stroke.

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