On routine care visits, we perform screenings for gum disease. If your gums are bleeding during brushing or for any reason, this is an indicator that you have some level of gum disease or related inflammation. The bacteria present in gum disease is easily passed through your circulatory system to other systems in your body, which is why gum disease is linked to heart disease, diabetes, circulatory diseases and more. At Legends Dental, we focus on stopping the inflammation at the gums, so it does not spread.

Thanks to advances in dental technology, such as laser gum therapy, we can address gum disease in an effective way to help restore healthy gums. If you experience bleeding gums while brushing, please schedule a dental cleaning with us as soon as possible. We can restore your gums to health!


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Condition
Cavities

Symptoms
Tooth Pain

Treatment
Routine Cleaning

Gum Disease

We can easily reverse gum disease. If your gums bleed when you brush, call us.

Laser gum therapy enables our team to preserve tissue, regenerate and even rebuild supporting bone structure when needed. Essentially, we use a laser to kill bacteria and any infected tissue in the pockets that develop around the teeth when gum disease is present. This is the most precise way to remove infected tissue without harming healthy tissue. The laser also helps stimulate stem cells in the remaining tissues to begin to form new tissue and bone allowing the body’s natural healing process to take place. After the infected tissue is removed, we then remove the calculus, or hardened dental plaque, and then seal the tissues surrounding each tooth.

What makes laser gum therapy the best form of treatment for gum disease?

  • - It limits the amount of bleeding

  • - The healing time is much shorter as less trauma is caused to the gums

  • - It gives us more control over how much we remove and how much power is needed based on each patient’s situation

  • - It’s minimally invasive

  • - It helps us preserve the healthy parts of the gums

  • - It minimizes the risk of infection


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A NOTE TO OUR PATIENTS

The well-being of our patients has always been our top priority!

Legends Dental is following the recommendations of Governor Abbott, Texas State Dental Board, ADA, as well as the CDC. We will be limiting our services effective immediately. Due to recent circumstances and for the safety and well-being of our patients, their families, and our community, we will not be performing any routine or non-urgent dental procedures at this time.

Though our office hours have been temporarily shortened, our team will continue to support anyone who may be experiencing pain and all who require an Emergency Care Visit.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency or having pain, please text our office at (254)776-0691 or call (254)799-9540 so we may get you scheduled as quickly as possible. You can also message us on Facebook.

Examples of urgent dental care treatments include:
Severe dental pain from pulpal inflammation. Surgical postoperative osteitis or dry socket dressing changes. Abscess or localized bacterial infection resulting in localized pain and swelling. Tooth fracture resulting in pain or causing soft tissue trauma. Dental treatment cementation if the temporary restoration is lost, broken or causing gingival irritation. Extensive decay or defective restorations causing pain; suture removal; denture adjustments or repairs when function impeded; and snipping or adjustments of an orthodontic wire causing pain.

Additionally, our team is here to help those affected by cancellations. We will gladly assist with rescheduling to a time that is best for you. If you have an appointment that may be affected, or would like to reschedule regardless, please call (254)799-9540 or text (254)776-0691 so we may accommodate you.

We love all our patients and look forward to being able to serve all of your dental needs as soon as possible!! Thank you for you time and understanding during these circumstances.