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Syed Khalid, D.D.S., M.S.Board Certified Periodontist
4450 Baytown Central Blvd.Baytown, TX 77521281-427-5118 | 281-428-8529 fax

Syed Khalid, D.D.S., M.S.Board Certified Periodontist
4450 Baytown Central Blvd.Baytown, TX 77521281-427-5118 | 281-428-8529 fax

PERIODONTAL DISEASE TREATMENT

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Professional Periodontics and Dental Implants in Baytown

Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that penetrates the gums and into the bone around your teeth, causing inflammation. Periodontal inflammation leads to bone and possibly tooth loss contributing to other serious medical conditions.
The periodontal infection must be removed and the area given a chance to heal. There are generally two levels of treatment for this condition, depending upon the severity of your infection.

Gum disease treatment - baytown, TX

Non-Surgical Therapy: Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling & Root Planing is often referred to as a form of "deep cleaning." However, it is very different from a routine dental cleaning that only addresses the visible portion of your teeth. Scaling & Root Planing removes plaque and tartar (also known as calculus) from under the gumline and smoothes the root surfaces to promote healing. The procedure is often done under local anesthesia to ensure your comfort.
In some cases, topical antibiotics are used in isolated areas to improve healing after the area is scaled and root planed. In most cases of early gum disease, scaling and root planing, in addition to continued daily cleaning at home, will achieve a satisfactory result in reversing gum disease.

Oral DNA Bacteria Testing

The bacteria that causes periodontal disease can now be tested for and isolated using a simple saliva test. With the detailed report from Oral DNA Labs, we are now able to isolate and quantify periodontal bacteria. Knowing the different types of bacteria that are present and their quantities, we can come up with the most effective treatment plan and evaluate treatment progress better.

Lower Level Infection Removal

If your infection has spread into the bone that supports your teeth and is below the level that can be reached with "Scaling & Root Planing," then a surgical/laser procedure must be performed to retract the gums and remove the lower-level infection.
With the Periolase® MVP-7, we can now precisely target and remove the diseased tissue, resulting in less postoperative discomfort and a faster recovery time.

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