Gum Care

Don’t neglect the foundation of your teeth, dental health starts in your gums.

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Dr. Mark McCall is committed to helping your smile stay in the best possible health. One of the ways we accomplish this goal is through an excellent periodontal care program. This program is aimed at treating periodontal disease (gum disease) to prevent tooth loss and maintain a healthier bone level. Gum disease, which is caused by bacteria in plaque, requires proper care in order to prevent serious consequences like tooth and bone loss. Our non-surgical gum treatments include antibiotic treatment, professional cleanings, and deep cleanings known as scaling and root planing. The goals of scaling and root planing are to remove bacteria and infected tissues, smooth out rough spots on your teeth where bacteria and infection can hide, and encourage the growth of healthy gum tissue. In addition to gum care at our office, we will also help you learn how to better care for your smile at home to encourage better gum health.

If your gums are swollen, tender, redder than normal, or bleed easily, you may suffer from periodontal disease.

Keep Healthy Gums in Waco with Columbus Avenue Smiles

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To learn more about how we treat gum disease and to schedule your next visit with our experienced dentist, please, fill out the form below or call us today at 254.753.3634! We are eager to improve your dental health.

Dear Patients:

Our office continues to actively monitor the COVID-19 situation in conjunction with local, state and federal health authorities. We have always followed very strict protocols of heat sterilization and disinfection in this office. Protection of our patients as well as ourselves has always been our top priority. Please rest assured that we will continue to take all precautionary measures to make sure this is a safe place for you and your family when it comes to your health.

We are aware of the World Health Organization’s designation of COVID-19 as a pandemic and are continuing to review all elements in addition to regular communication with the McLennan County Public Health Department and the Texas Department of State Health Services, to better support our shared efforts to ensure the health and safety of our community. As we continue to address this rapidly evolving situation, we want to encourage you to remain informed through credible sources like the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Center for Disease Control.

You can reduce your risk of infection if you:

1. Clean hands frequently with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
2. Cover nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with flexed elbow or a tissue and dispose of it.
3. Avoid close contact (3 feet) with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.

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Mark McCall, DDS and Staff