Periodontic Dentist Houston - Elite Dental Wellness
Periodontics is the special area of dentistry that includes the knowledge and practice of the supporting structures of the teeth. It also includes identification and treatment of diseases related to those structures. A person who practices this specialty area of dentistry is commonly known as a Periodontist.

Periodontists, who have expertise in preventing, diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, receive extensive training in these areas. Expert Periodontists are familiar with the latest techniques and procedures for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease.

Patients who are diagnosed with periodontal diseases can get treatment from dentists periodontists through various methods.

Non-Surgical Treatments

Through nonsurgical treatment, good health can be achieved by one of the least damaging but most cost effective way to treat periodontal disease. These procedures include periodontal therapy (scaling and root planing), and Perio Protect®.

Most periodontists suggest that after scaling and root planing many patients do not need any additional active treatment, such as surgical therapy. Nevertheless, most patients will still need maintenance therapy for some time to sustain health.

Perio Protect® is another proven method of eliminating periodontal bacteria that utilizes medicine in liquid form that is applied with the use of custom trays that are molded to the shape of a patients teeth and gums.

Periodontal Surgery

If periodontal disease is causing damage, a periodontist may suggest a surgery. It is required when the tissue around teeth is found unhealthy and un-repairable with non-surgical treatment.

The Utilization of Lasers in Periodontal Therapy

Some research suggests that involvement of lasers may improve the effectiveness of periodontal procedure. When the lasers are used correctly and properly during the therapy there will be less bleeding, swelling and pain.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is the procedure of tooth replacement and it is done if the patient has already lost a tooth because of periodontal disease or other reasons.

Cosmetic Dental Procedures

Moreover, many modern expert periodontists also carry out cosmetic procedures to improve smiles of the patients. Often, patients who have agreed to do cosmetic procedures achieve better results as well.

Periodontal diseases may be observed in many different forms but these diseases usually lead to the damage of supporting bone around the teeth. If these diseases are untreated or ignored then there might be an alveolar bone loss, and tooth loss. It has been found that these diseases are the leading causes of tooth loss in adults.

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