Periodontal Therapy and Gum Disease Treatment in Cedar Park, TX and the Austin Area
At Smile in Style, our dedicated team significantly emphasizes preventative care, safeguarding the health of your teeth and gums to ensure their well-being between appointments. Dr. Azi provides top-tier gum disease and periodontal treatments near Cedar Park, TX and the Austin area. For every patient, our team works to quickly identify underlying gum issues and deliver prompt, effective treatment.
Our routine dental cleanings and examinations incorporate comprehensive preventive care and gum line maintenance, and our skilled dentist provides a wide selection of treatments for restoring healthy gums.
Understanding Periodontal Disease
At Smile in Style, we specialize in periodontal plastic surgery to restore the health and appearance of your gums. Dr. Azi, our esteemed periodontics expert, offers comprehensive evaluations and a range of treatment options, including laser-assisted gingivectomy, gingivoplasty, and gingival grafting to address receding gums and restore gum lines.
Poor oral care, missed dental appointments, genetics, age, and chronic illnesses can contribute to gum disease. If left untreated, gum disease increases the risk of conditions like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and more. Prioritize your oral health and overall well-being by seeking our advanced periodontal care today!
Gum Disease Symptoms and Treatment
Though not always evident in its early stages, gum disease demands vigilant attention. Regular dental checkups at Smile in Style are your first line of defense. If you experience any of the following symptoms, it's crucial to schedule an appointment with Dr. Azi promptly:
- Loose Teeth
- Tooth and Mouth Pain
- Receding, Swollen, and Painful Gums
- Bleeding While Brushing and Flossing
- Mouth Sores
- Bad Breath
- Pus Between Teeth
- Ill-Fitting Dentures
- A Change in Your Bite
We specialize in comprehensive periodontal care to combat gum disease effectively. Explore the advanced treatments we offer:
When you visit our office for a periodontal exam, our dentist will assess the gums, teeth and surrounding structures and check for signs of abnormalities. If needed, our dentist may perform a biopsy, removing abnormal tissue for a closer examination to detection of lesions or oral cancer. Following your biopsy, Dr. Azi will review the results with you in detail and help you form an individualized treatment plan.
Osseous surgery is often performed to treat moderate to severe periodontal disease. It aims to reduce deep pockets within the gums and destroy bacteria surrounding the teeth while keeping the healthy surrounding tissues intact. During the procedure, your dentist will clean the bacteria and plaque from the teeth roots to eliminate damage and promote healthy bone regeneration.
Periodontal disease can be severely damaging to the jawbone, making it impossible to support a dental restoration without additional, specialized treatment. For periodontal patients, Dr. Azi may recommend bone grafting to promote healthy bone regeneration and growth in the jaw. This specialized treatment is designed to support the jaw bone in strengthening and regenerating itself enough to support a dental implant.
Soft Tissue Grafting
Gum recession involves tissue pulling away from a tooth and exposes the root, resulting in bone damage and severe tooth sensitivity. Soft tissue gum grafting can help repair damage caused by receding gums, in a procedure that uses tissue from the root of the mouth to support the gum tissue affected by periodontal disease. At your consultation, Dr. Azi will walk you through the process and determine the grafting method that will work best for your smile.
Guided Tissue Regeneration
Guided tissue regeneration is used to stimulate the growth and regeneration of lost gum tissue. The procedure is often performed with a bone graft and is designed to reduce deep pockets, create space for regenerated bone growth, and help correct the damaging effects of periodontal disease.
We offer Arestin, or its equivalent, a locally administered antibiotic treatment for patients suffering from periodontitis to promote healing and prevent further progression. Our team will evaluate your periodontal health and recommend the most effective treatment options designed with your specific needs in mind.
Our skilled periodontists perform gingivectomies to treat gum disease and improve the appearance of your gums. We use the latest techniques and technology to ensure maximum comfort and minimum recovery time.
Smile in Style offers chemotherapeutic rinses to complement our periodontal treatments, reducing the risk of infection during and after your procedures. Our recommended rinses include a range of gentle and effective formulas designed to fight bacteria and support the healing process.
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST)
Receding gums can jeopardize your teeth, leading to root damage and potential tooth loss. Dr. Azi, a certified Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) dentist, offers this minimally invasive procedure to restore gum health without grafts or sutures. Benefits include:
- Reduced Patient Discomfort
- Faster Recovery
- No Sutures or Scalpels
- No Donor Tissue Required
- Natural-Looking, Long-Lasting Results
Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)
One of the most common procedures is Scaling and Root Planing (SRP) to combat gingivitis. This deep cleaning treatment targets plaque, bacteria, and acid buildup below the gum line, smoothing the tooth's surface. SRP promotes healthier teeth, gums, and oral health while preventing gum disease progression.
Laser Gum Treatments
Dr. Azi employs state-of-the-art soft tissue lasers for various gum treatments. This advanced technology offers precision and control, with the added benefits of speed and reduced discomfort compared to traditional surgical methods.
Our team performs Tori removal to diminish excess bone that has developed in the upper or lower jaw. Tori may develop as a result of bruxism (teeth grinding), misaligned teeth or bite, irritation, genetics, and more. Tori removal may be required to promote healthy chewing and optimal periodontal hygiene, or to help the patient properly accommodate dentures. Our dentist will assess the mouth and determine a need for tori removal surgery for your healthiest smile!
Advanced Periodontal Care for Your Healthiest Smile
Don't let gum disease or periodontal problems harm your beautiful smile or compromise your health. At Smile in Style, we provide high-tech solutions to address any underlying gum issues and restore your gums' health and appearance. Call us today to schedule your appointment!