Corbet Locke D.D.S.

Beautiful Smiles For A Lifetime

Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment

Dr. Locke uses new technologies based on the latest scientific research to conservatively treat periodontal (gum) disease at his Waco-area dental office. Today, this is more important than ever before, as periodontal disease has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, pregnancy complications, and other systemic illnesses. Click here for more information on the oral systemic connection.

According to a recent study by the FDA, 75percent of Americans have some form of gum disease. When caught in the early stages, gum disease (gingivitis) can be effectively treated. However, once the condition escalates, gum disease can lead to extensive damage of your teeth and gums, other serious health problems, and the loss of teeth.

  • Bleeding, swollen, or tender gums
  • Pus between teeth and gums
  • Exposed tooth roots
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Changes in your bite
  • Loose or separating teeth
  • Ill-fitting dentures or partials

The accumulation of plaque at the gum line contributes to gum disease. Bacteria in the plaque release toxins that destroy gum and bone tissue over a period of time. Daily brushing alone will not remove plaque buildup between teeth, therefore flossing is essential to maintain a healthy, bacteria-free smile. Only a dentist or dental hygienist can thoroughly remove hardened plaque from below the gum line.

Symptoms of gum disease are generally mild, but can escalate quickly. If you notice any of the following symptoms, call Dr. Locke’s dental office in Waco at (254) 776-4888.

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The Perio Tray® by Perio Protect: Non-Invasive Therapy for Gum Disease

Bacterial infections under the gum line are the cause of gum disease and unfortunately cannot be cured with brushing, flossing and rinsing alone. Even professional dental cleanings cannot treat the gum disease because the bacteria cells will grow back within hours of the cleaning. The only way to treat gum disease is with medication.



With the Perio Tray by Perio Protect, medication is applied deep under the gums to fight the infection. This non-invasive treatment is done at home and only takes a few minutes each day. The tray is a flexible, comfortable and custom fit tray made just for you to fit each corner of your mouth.

Not only does the Perio Tray fight and treat gum infections, patients commonly report having fresher breath and whiter teeth. If your dentist has diagnosed you with gum disease, gingivitis, or periodontitis, ask our team if Perio Trays are right for you.

For Gum Disease Treatment, Contact Our Waco Dentist Office

Symptoms of gum disease are generally mild, but can escalate quickly. If you notice any of the following symptoms, call Dr. Locke’s dental office in Waco at (254) 776-4888.

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  • “I came in to see the dentist and had no pain. I needed a bridge made. After the procedure, I left, and I still had no pain. This was the first time in my life that I had a totally painless dental experience.”

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