At the office of Bradley Dean, DDS, we provide comprehensive periodontal care services and dental implant placement. As a periodontist, Dr. Dean has extensive education and offers experienced specialty care for these delicate procedures. Gum disease and tooth loss are serious problems, and you want to entrust your care to someone who is an expert in correcting these oral health issues. Our Plano periodontal office is the perfect place to address your gum health and tooth replacement issues.
Gum Disease Treatments in Plano, TX
Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is an infection affecting the tissues surrounding the teeth. It is a silent, painless disease that often results in bone loss from around the teeth without any signs of pain or discomfort. Treating gum disease promptly and effectively is very important. Periodontal disease affects the majority of the adult population to varying degrees. Leaving gum disease untreated often leads to additional complex dental concerns, including tooth loss.
Dr. Dean will first complete a periodontal examination and take the necessary dental X-rays. This will help us determine the extent of your issue, and how far the disease has progressed. These steps will help Dr. Dean lay out your treatment plan. There are two key stages of gum disease, each of which can have a progression of symptoms.
This is the first stage of gum disease. The first sign of gingivitis is red, swollen, or irritated gums that bleed when brushing your teeth. Bacteria in the plaque that builds up around your gums causes the gums to become tender and susceptible to bleeding. Your periodontist can treat gingivitis conservatively to avoid further infection and damage.
Periodontitis occurs when you do not address your gingivitis issues. There are 3 sub-stages of periodontitis, but all of them are serious issues. Periodontitis is the advanced stage of gum disease with complex symptoms, including receding gums and loose teeth. In this stage of gum disease, the bacteria in the plaque actually causes infection in the gums, which will result in damage to the soft tissue and bone that supports your teeth.
We treat the early stages of the disease by performing scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) below the gum line. More advanced stages may require a surgical approach if the initial scaling and root planing do not resolve the infection.
Our Periodontal Treatment Specialties Include:
Dental Implant Options
- Implant-supported Dentures
- Dental Implant Surgery
- Cosmetic Dental Implants
- Emergency Dental Implants
- Fixed Crown & Dental Bridge
- All-on-Four Implants
Non-surgical & Surgical Periodontal Therapy
- Soft Tissue & Gum Grafting
- Non-surgical gum treatments
- Functional Crown Lengthening
- Esthetic Crown Lengthening
- Guided Tissue & Bone Regeneration
- Tooth Extractions
- Sinus Augmentation
- Ridge Augmentation
Have you lost teeth due to periodontal disease? Consider getting dental implants. Dr. Dean is one of the most highly trained periodontists in the Plano, TX area. Many local dentists trust and refer patients to him to surgically place dental implants for patients missing one or more teeth. We provide a number of other periodontal treatments as well.
Schedule a Periodontal Consultation Today
Are you searching for effective gum disease treatments in Dallas County? Contact the periodontics office of D. Bradley Dean, DDS, MS today. Schedule a consultation online of call our office to schedule a visit for an evaluation and quality periodontal treatments.