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The American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, & Texas State Board have all strongly recommended that all Texas dentists to do their part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by immediately closing their offices. We are complying with their request by closing our office until April 22nd. Because this issue is evolving so rapidly, we anticipate this date may change. We will keep you informed as soon as new information is available. We will be available for emergency care by appointment only during the time. Thank you for your understanding during this trying time as we do our part to "flatten the curve". We wish you and your family health and peace.

Dr. Rupal Dave' & Team at Dentistry For Life

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Periodontics

Periodontists are specially trained to provide treatments that deal with gum tissue and supporting structures.

These specialists can perform surgical gum treatments, place dental implants, and correct cosmetic concerns like a gummy smile.

When do I need to see a periodontist? 

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A periodontist can treat all stages of gum disease from mild to severe...

Speciality Training Makes Periodontists the Authorities on Gum Health

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Comprehensive Gum Care

While a general dentist typically refers you to a specialist if you have advanced gum disease or a problematic medical history, a periodontist can address most cases in-house. Periodontists can perform both cosmetic procedures such as gum lifts as well as restorative procedures, including gum flap surgery and bone grafting

Advanced Technology

In addition to standard equipment such as probes, periodontists often use advanced imaging technology and state-of-the-art treatment equipment such as dental lasers to make procedures more comfortable. 

Surgical Capabilities

Periodontists can perform various types of gum surgery to treat both cosmetic and health-related issues. For patients who lose a tooth as a result of gum disease, a periodontist can also replace missing teeth with dental implants

Untreated periodontal disease can have very serious consequences...

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What treatments can a periodontist provide? 

Periodontists can even correct the consequences of advanced gum disease, including tooth loss...

Some periodontists use advanced tools designed specifically for periodontal care...

Advanced Technology Can Make Treatment Less Invasive and More Comfortable

Many periodontists pair careful technique with state-of-the-art technology to provide advanced procedures for patients. Some notable procedures include: 

  • Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation
  • LANAP Laser Treatment 
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Piezosurgery 

These procedures are designed with patient comfort in mind and typically require few or no incisions compared to traditional gingival treatment methods. In many cases, this use of technology can expedite your treatment time and speed up your recovery period following a periodontal procedure. 

"Patients who present with moderate or severe levels of periodontal disease, or patients with more complex cases, will be best managed by a partnership between the dentist and periodontist." - American Academy of Periodontology

Patients Don't Typically Begin Periodontal Treatment with a Periodontist

If you've never heard of a periodontist, that's probably because your dentist has never had to refer you to one.

Some general dentists can perform scaling and root planing to treat early gum disease on their own, but most will refer you to a periodontist for more advanced issues. Periodontists are specialists who focus on complex cases which your regular dentist usually does not have the resources or training to address. 

Visit a Periodontist If Your Gums Need Expert Care

If you have advanced gum disease, missing teeth, or are unhappy with the look of your gums, trust your results to a specialist with advanced training. You do not need to be referred to a periodontist. Schedule an appointment with one today. 

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