Services offered at Texas Periodontal Associates

periodontics

Periodontics

What is Periodontal Disease | Periodontal Treatment


What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal diseases are bacterial infections of the gums and the bone that surrounds the teeth. They are caused mainly by the accumulation of bacteria called plaque. If not treated right away, the teeth themselves can be affected.


Plaque is always forming around the teeth, so it must be removed every day with regular brushing and flossing. If it is allowed to build up, tartar forms. The bacteria grow forming pockets (spaces between the teeth and gums) that become infected. As the disease progresses, the pockets deepen and more gum tissue and bone are destroyed. Often, this destructive process has mild symptoms. Eventually, teeth can loosen and may need to be removed.


Gingivitis and Periodontitis are the two main stages of gum disease. Each stage is characterized by what's happening in you mouth and under your gumline. Although gingivitis comes before Periodontitis, it's important to know that not all gingivitis progresses to Periodontitis. In the early stage of gingivitis, the gums become red and swollen and bleed easily, often during tooth brushing. Bleeding, although not always a symptom of gingivitis, it is a signal that your mouth is unhealthy and needs attention. The gums may be irritated, but the teeth are still firmly planted. Still no bone or tissue damage has occurred at this stage.


Periodontitis can be characterized by receding gums, spaces opening between teeth, discomfort in the gums and loosening of the teeth. Gum recession is not normal and would expose the root, making it more susceptible to decay. Loosening of one or more teeth could be a sign of severe bone loss. Spaces occur when the gums and underlying bone have receded and that would be a sign of an advanced problem.


Periodontal Treatment

How is periodontal disease treated? Dr. Porras will go through some options depending on the stage of periodontal disease. They range from dental implants for loss of teeth, cosmetic periodontal surgery to correct or make better the effects that periodontal disease made, regenerative therapy, nonsurgical therapy and enhanced wound healing procedures. Go through our services for more information.


periodontics

Periodontics

What is Periodontal Disease | Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal diseases are bacterial infections of the gums and the bone that surrounds the teeth. They are caused mainly by the accumulation of bacteria called plaque. If not treated right away, the teeth themselves can be affected.


dental implants

Dental Implants (Teeth in a Day!)

Single Tooth Replacement | Multiple Tooth Replacement

Dental implants are a better solution to the problem of missing teeth. An artificial tooth root is placed into the jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place as to provide patient comfort, function and esthetics.


iv sedation

IV Sedation

Intravenous (IV) Conscious Sedation

This is sedative drugs that we directly inject into the vein providing a very effective and safe patient management technique.


cosmetic periodontal surgery

Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

Root Coverage | Microsurgery | Interdental Enhancement | Pre-Prosthetic

To help our patient feel and look great, cosmetic periodontal surgery can be done to cover exposed root surfaces and prevent gum recession.


regenerative therapy

Regenerative Therapy

Bone Regeneration | Sinus Augmentation | Ridge Augmentation

We can predictably grow bone and the attachment to your teeth back after it is lost to periodontal disease.


nonsurgical therapy

Nonsurgical Therapy

Scaling & Root Planning | Antibiotic Therapy | Periodontal Maintenance

Non - surgical periodontal treatments are available for patients with mild to moderately severe forms of periodontal disease. Most patients in the first two stages and some patients in the third stage can be treated without surgery.


platelet-rich plasma

Enhanced Wound Healing Procedures

Growth factor Supplementation

The use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a concentrated suspension of the growth factors found in platelets is involved in wound healing and as promoters of tissue regeneration.


Procedures at Texas Periodontal Associates

Houston, TX

Our exclusive services are modified to our patient's individual needs. They include:

7500 San Felipe Suite 325
Houston, Texas
713-457-6351
Texas Periodontal Associates