Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment – Houston, TX
Stopping the Harmful Impact of Gum Disease
Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) is a very tricky condition. It begins as plaque, hardening over the teeth to form tartar. The bacterium in the tartar then grows to attack the soft tissues. While the symptoms start off as relatively mild (a stage known as gingivitis), they can develop into periodontitis, which destroys both the tissue and the bone that support your teeth. What’s worse is that because of this subtle development, many patients don’t even realize they suffer from periodontal disease until the damage has been done.
Here at Sunrise Dental, we take this threat extremely seriously, and our doctors can provide periodontal screenings, routine maintenance, and surgical intervention if necessary to help you maintain or regain your oral health. We can also make other changes to your soft tissues for health or cosmetic reasons. Please contact our North Houston office today if you’d like to schedule your first appointment!
Why Choose Sunrise Dental for Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment?
- Friendly & Compassionate Dental Team
- In the Community Since 1986
Laser Periodontal Therapy
Gum disease can lead to a number of serious consequences if it isn’t properly treated. That is why we have invested in a special dental laser that we use to help our patients fight gum problems. This remarkable technology kills harmful bacteria beneath the gum line and stimulates the body’s natural healing response. The procedure is fast, comfortable, and effective. No scalpels or sutures are required, and healing time after the treatment is very short.
Scaling & Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical service that can remove bacteria and treat infection caused by periodontal disease. The procedure is so gentle that in most cases, patients don’t even need anesthesia!
Many patients want to have a dental implant placed, only to discover that they don’t have enough bone in the area to accommodate it. Bone grafting from our Houston office can solve this problem.
Soft Tissue Grafting
If you’ve experienced gum recession in a certain area, your smile can become much more susceptible to disease. A soft tissue grafting procedure will restore your functionality and health.
Ridge augmentation is often the perfect solution for patients who need their bone structure restored for dental implants. Better yet, the procedure can improve the appearance of your mouth.
For some patients, the position of their sinuses may be insufficient for the placement of new implants. A sinus augmentation allows our team to reposition this area and create the space you need.
Your bite could become misaligned for a number of reasons, such as overcrowding, shifting of the teeth, or teeth that are missing altogether. Occlusal adjustment can correct this problem and provide even distribution once more.
Pocket Reduction Surgery
Sometimes, changes to your smile can remain even after periodontal disease is successfully treated. This includes enlarged gum pockets that may cause aesthetic and health-related consequences for the patient. Thankfully, pocket reduction surgery can thwart this issue.
Our doctors may recommend osseous surgery to patients who are suffering from periodontitis. This procedure can remove defects in the bone and reshape it so that teeth are better held in place.
If there’s not enough visible tooth structure to support a crown, crown lengthening can lower the gum line for a successful placement.
A frenectomy is a minor surgical procedure that removes the frenulum, which is a very small piece of connective tissue within the mouth that can cause concerning issues as your child grows.
There are several kinds of procedures that can result in your teeth feeling loose within the mouth. Periodontal splinting can provide a solution by connecting these weak teeth, creating a strong, unified result that’s stable.
Antibiotic therapy can be a big help when treating periodontal disease, helping to fight infection and improve the effects of treatments like scaling and root planing.
Canine exposure is a procedure that can expose impacted teeth within the mouth. These teeth are critical to your oral health, and our North Houston team will make sure to guide them into the correct positioning.