Periodontal (gum) disease

Periodontal (gum) disease is a quiet, chronic,inflammatory disease that begins with little or no symptoms. It is caused by bacteria in plaque and tartar that surrounds the teeth and enters the gums. If left untreated, the gums and eventually bone recedes, causing gum abscesses, tooth pain, loosening and/or loss of teeth. The disease advances silently and often without pain.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 out of every 2 American adults aged 30 and above has some form of periodontal disease. Research has also discovered a correlation between gum disease and other chronic inflammatory diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. That is, periodontal disease that is left untreated can weaken the immune system and in turn worsen diabetes or heart disease.

The American Academy of Periodontology recommends that adults over the age of 30 visit their dentist annually for a comprehensive periodontal evaluation in order to evaluate and diagnose the health of the gums, assess the hereditary risk for disease and determine any necessary treatment. If you have any questions about periodontal disease, please contact us at (979) 543-2737 .

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Dr. Cheng and her staff are fabulous! I have seen her several times for multiple fillings and a partial crown, and each time they have gone out of their way to ensure my comfort and to make me feel calm and relaxed. They are friendly, yet always professional- I feel confident trusting my chompers to them. El Campo is lucky to have a dentist like Dr. Cheng!

Colleen Miller

Dr Cheng is always friendly and thorough when it comes to your dental care. In the years that my family have been a patients at this office we have always been treated respectfully and in a timely manner. The staff is always friendly and there to help when needed. TF

Tom Farmer

I am usually scared to go to the dentist. Dr Chang was sooo very kind and gentle.

Evelyn Labay

This group of ladies are always so kind! Janet and Angie at the front desk are the first women you see, and they are always so pleasant! Sarah is my hygienist and she’s so sweet and great at what she does! Love Dr. Cheng! She is so soft spoken and amazing at what she does. I didn’t go to the dentist for 8+ years and my mouth was full of cavities before I saw Dr. Cheng, and she fixed me right up and never made me feel judged. She also removed my wisdom teeth and I recovered within a couple days! I highly recommend these ladies!! ❤️❤️❤️

Emily Brown

I had a tooth cleaning done today & have been very pleased with my dental hygienist. I have been going to El Campo Dental Clinic since 1979. The employees there are of the highest rated. Thanks to Dr John, Dr Cheng and their staff.

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