Gum Disease in Pflugerville, TX

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Gum Disease Prevention and Treatment in Pflugerville, TX

Oral health is about more than teeth. In fact, gum disease is one of the most common preventable diseases. The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) reports that periodontal disease affects about half of adults age 30 and over, and more than 70 percent of those over the age of 65. While you might not even notice the early symptoms, gum disease poses a serious risk to your oral and overall health. That is why we make prevention and treatment a high priority here at Elite Smiles of Pflugerville in TX.

What Is Gum Disease?

That question may sound simple, but the answer is quite complex, as there are many factors involved. The oral environment is actually a sophisticated ecosystem, with millions of microorganisms, some beneficial and some harmful. When the oral ecology is healthy and well balanced, beneficial bacteria flourish and harmful ones are kept in check.

If the oral environment becomes more friendly to harmful bacteria, they begin to proliferate. Your natural immune system recognizes a threat and tries to eliminate it. The human immune system is powerful, but unfortunately, it can be inefficient. It not only attacks the problematic bacteria but also healthy tissues and beneficial microorganisms. Dr. Tucker explains it as the immune response “burning down the entire forest to remove one bad tree.”


Debbie, mr Jordan, and amber, Danielle are the best group of people. Mr Jordan and amber are a hilarious and made me feel at ease and answered my questions. I really love the atmosphere here and the music is r&b all day long. 10/10 on everything :) too bad mr Jordan’s taken 💙

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Dr. Jordan Tucker and his entire staff are amazing! I have never had a better experience at a dentist office than I did at Elite Smiles. Their compassion and understanding for the patient is indescribable. The dental work they do there is spot on! Dr. Tucker definitely has a patient for life!

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Dr. Tucker and his staff are amazing and genuine, they made me feel extremely welcomed and my experience with them is the best dentist experience Ive had without a doubt! The payment options they provide are outstanding and they explained things very thoroughly, being confused or unsure is NOT an option. I felt and still feel very comfortable with them so if anyones looking for a good dentist that cares about their patients youve come to the right place. Thank you Dr. Tucker and all of your staff for being so genuine, I will definitely be leaving here with an elite smile!!

C.C. Google

I started seeing Dr. Tucker back in 2018 in Temple when I started considering improving my smile. I had a lot of fillings as a kid that were now cracked teeth needing addressed first. Dr. Tucker did an amazing job fixing everything, and saved me a ton of money. He started his own office about an hour away from where I lived shortly after completing my work. Once I was ready to start the cosmetic work I went to 3 different dentists in my area who were okay, but I didn't feel great about moving forward with them so i decided to make the drive to see Dr. Tucker and he literally changed my life! I am in love with my my new smile and grateful for Dr. Tucker!

B.H. Google

This dental office is amazing. It all starts as soon as you walk through the door with a warm welcome. They treat you like a family member or friend and not just a patient. Amber is so kind. Micha my hygienist explained the entire process of the cleaning to me. Made me feel comfortable and relaxed.

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Gum Disease Is Associated with Many Serious Medical Problems

  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Problematic Pregnancies
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Alzheimer's
  • Many More

Prevention and Treatment

Gum disease prevention is one of the many reasons preventive care is so very important. It begins with a minor gum infection, which your dentist or hygienist can easily recognize. For the mildest form of gum disease (gingivitis), treatment is minimal. Deep cleaning and diligent oral hygiene may be enough. Severe gum disease (periodontitis) can be more challenging, as the gums detach from teeth creating deep pockets that need to be disinfected. Without treatment, gum disease can cause irreversible damage to teeth, gums, bone, and the periodontal ligament, potentially resulting in tooth loss.

Get started today. The best time to start taking care of your gums is now. If you don’t have gum disease, regular dental visits may help you avoid it. If it has already set in, we can begin treatment before any further damage occurs. Call us for an appointment.


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