Periodontics/Gum Surgery for Southlake & Arlington
Periodontology or Periodontics (from Greek peri "around"; and odous "tooth", genitive odontos) is the specialty of dentistry that studies supporting structures of teeth, diseases, and conditions that affect them. The supporting tissues are known as the periodontium, which includes the gingiva (gums), alveolar bone, cementum, and the periodontal ligament.
Dr. Doctor has completed specific courses with the likes of Dr. James Kohner on Periodontal Plastic Surgery, and Periodontal Surgical Skills with Dr. Steve Cooper, both at the Perio Institute in Snoqualmie, Washington.
These are some of the periodontal and gum surgeries we offer here at our Southlake and Arlington dental offices:
Scaling & Root Planing
When faced with moderate to advanced periodontal disease, scaling and root planing is an in-depth cleaning that can provide optimal revitalization to infected gum tissue. During the procedure, our team will thoroughly remove plaque accumulations from beneath the gum line and smooth the rough tooth root surfaces in order to prevent further bacterial growths from occurring.
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Laser Bacterial Decontamination
Keeping the gum tissue clean and free of infectious bacteria is a vital part of every routine appointment here at our practices. That’s why our team will perform a laser bacterial decontamination that involves tracing a high-tech laser around the gum line. There are currently no strains of “bad” bacteria that are resistant against lasers, and this modern method has been proven to be more effective than traditional antibiotic therapy.
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More Gum Surgery Treatments
Click on the links below to explore a few other gum surgery treatments Dr. Doctor offers our patients!