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 Treatment
Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is an infection affecting the tissues surrounding the teeth. It is a silent, painless disease which often results in bone loss from around the teeth without any discomfort being felt. Treating gum disease promptly and effectively is 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, including the necessary dental X-rays, to help us determine the extent of the disease and will also help lay out your treatment plan. There are two key stages of gum disease, each of which can have a progression of symptoms.
Gingivitis: This is the first stage of gum disease that is characterized by red, swollen or irritated gums that may bleed when brushing your teeth. It is typically caused by bacteria in the plaque that builds up around your gums. Gingivitis can usually be treated conservatively with success to avoid further infection and damage.
Periodontitis: If gingivitis is left untreated, it will develop into periodontitis, 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 cause the gums to become infected which will result in damage to the soft tissue and bone that support your teeth. Depending on the extent of damage or loss of tissue, we may recommend seeing a local periodontist to restore gum health.
We treat 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 does not resolve the infection.
Dr. Dean is one of the most highly trained periodontists in the Plano, TX area. He is trusted by many dentists to surgically place dental implants for patients missing one or more teeth. Dr. Dean uses state of the art technology, quality materials and the highest standard of care to restore a beautiful, functional smile. He places all types of dental implants for results that will not only look and feel natural, but support lasting dental health for enjoying the best quality of life.
We provide a number of other periodontal treatments as well.
Our treatment specialties include:
- Dental Implant Solutions
- Implant Dentures
- Dental Implant Surgery
- Cosmetic Dental Implants
- Emergency Dental Implants
- Fixed Crown & Bridge
- All on Four
- Non-surgical & Surgical Periodontal Therapy
- Surgical Procedures
- Sinus Augmentation
- Ridge Augmentation
Schedule a consultation
If you are searching for a periodontist to treat gum disease in the Dallas County TX area, contact the office of Dr. D. Bradley Dean today. Schedule a consultation to see what the best treatment option fits your needs.