Periodontal Care in Sugar Land, TX
Your gums are an important part of your mouth, so keeping them healthy is key to your oral health. If you have any stage of gingivitis, gum recession, or other issues with your gums that are causing you dental problems, Dr. Bret Dyer and his team can help improve your periodontal health through deep cleanings, antibiotics, and even laser dentistry.
Gum disease, like gingivitis, is often referred to as a silent disease because many of the early signs are not visible to the naked eye. However, if you notice any of the following symptoms, you may have periodontal disease and should be evaluated by a dental professional:
- Red, swollen, or tender gums
- Bleeding caused by brushing and/or flossing
- Receding gums (teeth may begin to appear longer than normal)
- Loose teeth
- Pockets between gums and teeth, with or without pus
- Sores on gums (called abscesses)
- Persistent bad breath
- Change in bite
Non-Invasive Gum Disease Therapy
In the early stages of gum disease, called gingivitis, we can often use conservative, non-invasive treatments to remove the plaque and tartar that is below the gum line. This is essential to ridding the gums of disease. A deep cleaning called “scaling and root planing” uses special tools to clean under the gums, where normal dental tools can’t reach. Once this area is clean, the gums can reattach to the teeth and begin to heal. Periodontal maintenance appointments are essential after a scaling and root planing to help keep the plaque and tartar around the gums and roots of teeth at a minimum, so we’ll develop a schedule that meet your unique needs.
We also offer treatment using the Perio Tray® by Perio Protect. If a bacterial infection has caused your gum disease, you can use the Perio Tray to apply medication directly to and under the gums to fight off the infection.
Surgical & Laser Gum Disease Treatment
Tissue damage that is extensive, or gum disease that has advanced to the periodontitis stage, may require surgical treatment. When you come in for a consultation, we’ll assess your needs and make a recommendation that is right for your current dental health.
Our soft and hard tissue lasers are used to repair and regrow gum tissue. We can use laser new attachment treatment in early to moderate stage gum disease to remove infection through a minimally invasive procedure. This allows the gum tissue to reattach to teeth and close the gap caused by the infection.
Other surgical periodontal treatments include tissue regeneration where we remove the infection using laser treatment, and then add proteins to the area to stimulate bone regrowth. A soft tissue graft can correct gum recession, where the roots of teeth have been exposed, by grafting new tissue to cover the roots and using growth factors to repair or reverse the recession.
Exposed Roots — Pinhole® Surgical Treatment
When gums recede, the roots of teeth can become exposed. This not only causes pain, sensitivity, and a higher risk for infection, but it also makes teeth appear longer. We can perform a scalpel-free, suture-free, graft-free, minimally invasive procedure to repair the receding tissue, cover the roots, and restore your gum line to a more natural look. Through a small hole made by a needle, Dr. Dyer can correct gum recession, prevent tooth loss and enhance a more youthful and attractive appearance
Dr. Dyer and his staff are very considerate and communicate well with their patients. Dentistry can be an anxious experience and these folks are sensitive to your needs. Very helpful through and after the procedures done.
— Kenny P.
I know that my teeth are in good hands with Dr Dyer and his team..Being a person who is so scared of having my teeth worked on, I’m really relaxed.. Dr.Dyer does an EXCELLENT job on my implants , and follows up making sure that everything is how it should be. I moved to Tomball, and I still come to his office!
— Donna M.
As usual, my visit to Dr. Dyer was a great experience. I have been going to Dr. Dyer for about 8 years and have never waited more than 5 min. My last visit was a tooth cleaning and as usual it was well-done and the visit with Dr.Dyer at the end was thorough. Best dentist I have ever had.
— Dudley C.