Our Services

Teeth Whitening

We all want whiter teeth. The problem with most of us - we don't know how.

Root Canals

Always an important part of our dental treasures, we should take care of these.

Endodontics

Combining theory with proper application - it never hurts to know more about our teeth.

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At Dr. Lewis' office, we always look forward to providing you with the best services you can find in Houston.

Our services include the following :

Gum Disease

Perio-what?

Periodontic Treatment

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. It is a very serious disease that can result in tooth loss, but it is generally painless, so you might not know you even have it.

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, consequences of this disease may include the following:

  • Permanent tooth loss
  • Higher risk of stroke and heart attack

Gum disease is silently affecting over 50 million Americans, most of whom are not seeking treatment. Are you one of them?

What causes gum disease?

The main cause of periodontal disease is bacterial plaque, the sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth. This plaque causes your gums to become swollen and tender. The plaque builds up on the teeth, causing the gums to become red and sensitive.

In this early stage, it is known as gingivitis. Surprisingly, gingivitis affects more than 50% of the population. Gingivitis is a reversible condition if you follow a daily hygiene routine:

  • Proper brushing and flossing
  • Daily use of an antibacterial mouthwash

Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis, in which the gums separate from the teeth, forming pockets (spaces between the teeth and gums). When the bacterial plaque enters into these pockets, the area becomes infected. Although there isn't much pain associated with gum disease, the consequences of this affliction can be just as discomforting, including:

  • An unhealthy smile, in which the gums pull back from your teeth
  • Offensive bad breath
  • Gums that become infected and bleed
  • Teeth that become loose, possibly fall out, or have to be removed