Periodontal Treatment in Houston, TX

Multiple dental conditions, including gum disease, could negatively affect oral health. Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease is an often chronic gum condition that impacts a huge number of Americans each year. Caused by damaging oral bacteria, periodontal disease is considered a major source of tooth loss in older patients and has been related to various general health conditions. These bacteria live within tartar deposits that accumulate on the teeth and produce toxins that can damage the gumline, bone, and tissues that hold each tooth in the proper position.

Periodontal disease is classified into three separate stages. The first stage is gingivitis, followed by periodontitis. The last and most damaging stage is advanced periodontitis. Diagnosing and managing gum disease as early as possible could halt its progression and protect your overall wellness. For those who have symptoms, like swollen or red gums, bleeding while brushing or flossing, or chronic foul breath (sometimes known as halitosis), periodontal disease could be diminishing their dental wellness.

Dr. Palmer at Palmer Dental Group of Houston performs several innovative procedures to eliminate gum disease, no matter the severity. Contact our office in Houston, TX to plan your biannual comprehensive dental exam, and learn more about your options to address gum disease.

Diagnosing and treating gum disease when the first symptoms develop can be necessary to preserve the condition of your gums and teeth. To determine whether periodontal disease is impacting your oral health, our team will use a small device to measure the spaces between your gums and teeth. It is considered concerning if these pockets are bigger than three millimeters in depth. Advanced x-rays will also enable Dr. Palmer to measure the amount of bone tissue holding the teeth and determine if a more-progressed periodontal disease phase has set in.

At Palmer Dental Group of Houston, we perform thorough tests to diagnose your current phase of periodontal disease and develop a comprehensive treatment plan to address the condition. The beginning stage of gum disease (gingivitis) is often treated with a thorough cleaning and proper at-home dental hygiene. To manage periodontitis, the next level of gum disease, SRP (also known as scaling and root planing) treatments are offered and could be combined with externally applied antibiotics. Advanced-phase cases of periodontal disease could be more effectively treated through a more invasive solution, such as flap surgery and jawbone transplant methods.

Periodontal treatment provides a number of benefits geared toward enhancing your dental health and overall wellness. Some of the advantages of periodontal treatment at our Houston, TX practice include:

  • Restores and maintains the health of the gums, decreasing swelling and bleeding
  • Prevents tooth loss by reinforcing the supporting structures of the teeth
  • Improves the look of the gums and teeth, bringing about a more positive smile
  • Reduces halitosis often triggered by gum infirmities
  • Reduces the risk of certain diseases associated with gum disease, such as heart disease and diabetes
  • Early treatment can prevent more complicated and invasive procedures in the future

I had an exceptional experience at Dr. Palmer's dental practice. From the moment I walked in, I was greeted warmly and made to feel right at home. The office ambiance was modern and inviting, and the cleanliness was top-notch, which immediately put me at ease. Dr. Palmer and his dental hygienist, Victoria, were not only highly professional but also incredibly courteous throughout my visit. They took the time to explain each step of the process, ensuring I felt comfortable and informed at all times. What truly stood out to me was their attention to detail and their genuine care for their patients' well-being. One thoughtful touch that made my visit even more pleasant was the personalized welcome sign with my name on it—a small gesture that spoke volumes about their commitment to customer satisfaction. Additionally, being able to watch Netflix during my cleaning was a fantastic perk that helped me relax and feel more at ease. Overall, I couldn't be more satisfied with the level of service I received from Dr. Palmer and Victoria. I highly recommend this practice to anyone in search of quality dental care in a welcoming environment. Thank you, Dr. Palmer and Victoria, for your exceptional care!

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I truly loved everything, from the time I walked in Dr. Palmer office the secretary was amazing and her attitude was in great spirits and truly showed care as a professional should’ve. I truly recommend if you want excellence go to Dr. Palmer and you won’t be disappointed.

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Experience and treatment have been great. The entire office is friendly and have taken great care of me and met all my expectations!

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Staff is always friendly and smiling.

S.J. Google

Beautiful clean office inside. excellent work and very talented staff. Abbiel was excellent. Dr Palmer is so kind.

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Because of our advanced dental care approaches, Palmer Dental Group of Houston can help men and women who have gum disease receive effective treatments to restore the health of their teeth and gums. When you experience symptoms associated with periodontal disease, we recommend contacting our Houston, TX practice right away. Dr. Palmer and his team offer a range of procedures to treat any phase of gum disease.

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